it was about using regedit to copy some keys from the registry of a working Windows 7 installation to the registry of a problem system
I understood that part. No problem there.
Copy those three keys to the Windows 7 installation that has the problem sharing drives. Right click each .reg file and select Merge. Reboot.
Still understood, but the last part his post didn't state. Merge and "run" to me are two totally different operations. I never saw/heard the term "merge" used during registry operations.
I wish I had a dollar for every post, blog, article etc. that has incorrect, misleading, vague and/or missing information as this does. The writer who knows the process, assumes everyone else is at his level.
So his use of the term "run" really means "merge"? I didn't know there was that option since I never saw any procedures that needed that to be done.
When he said "run it" he means that on a normal system when you double-click a .reg file, ie you "run" it, it invokes "Merge"
I know how to "run" a registry file, I've done it dozens of times. It's a poor choice of terms AFAIC.What I don't understand is, a entry already in the registry, how can you 'run' one that is already there? Any time I 'ran' a registry file, it was a separate file with a 'reg' extension.
BTW, I plan on reinstalling the O/S anyway, but I just wondered what this deal was all about.
Edited by videobruce, Today, 05:16 AM.