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    Registry editing software

    I have a dual boot Win 98/Win 2000 system, with each OS on a separate drive. I need to add another Win 2000 to a separate partition on one of the drives. Currently Win 98 is on C:, Win 2000 is on F: and G: is empty, waiting for the clone.

    In effect, I want to duplicate my current Win 2000 partition, but change some apps, and maybe a few other things, in the added Win 2000 partition.

    It is my understanding that I can copy the partition, then let Win 2000 install over the copied partition?

    However, I would need registry editing software to change all F: to G: in the clone.

    What software is available for editing the registry in this way?

    I looked at regfind in the Win 2000 Pro Resource Kit, but it did not even find all occurrences of F: in the registry, or did I perhaps miss a switch that I need to use?

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    Re: Registry editing software

    Howard:

    What about using BootMagic from Partition Magic.

    It allows you to hide partitions depending on boot option selected. This way your 2K OS will always be running from F:
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    Re: Registry editing software

    I am seeking Registry Editing software.

    I will only use the built-in MSFT supplied multiple boot mechanisms.

    I have found Registry Detective and RegSAfeFree at the PC Mag web site. The latter may do that which I seeketh to do, not sure about the former.

    I've ordered the O'Reiley book Windows 2000 Quick Fixes 'cause I believe that it addresses these issues.

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    Re: Registry editing software

    Hi Howard
    Important as it is, the part of the Registry you're interested in is a simple (!) text file. What is wrong with the app built into every Windows OS - regedit.exe ?

    Like the last one, I could be missing the significance of your question. If so, sorry.

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    Re: Registry editing software

    REgedit does not do search and replace.

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    Re: Registry editing software

    Take a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.4developers.com/regc/>Registry Crawler</A>. It may be what you want. I used to use it quite a bit on an NT system, and it wil do a search and replace.
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    Re: Registry editing software

    I took a look at Registry Crawler.

    Although it does do a search, it does not appear to allow a global search. Instead, if you indicate that you wish to edit something, it appears to plop you into Regedit, so you can change only 1 value at a time.

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    Re: Registry editing software

    Are there any FREE registry editors that allow a global search and replace within the Registry for all types of data values?

    Are there any non-Free registry editors that do this?

    It appears that Norton Utilities does not support registry editing for Win 2000.

    Registry Toolkit appears to do the deed, but registration only provides 6-months of updates.

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    Re: Registry editing software

    http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/powertools.shtml - download the jv16 Power Tools with Installer. 1.31mb <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> - I use it .

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    Re: Registry editing software

    Thanx for the pointer.

    I downloaded the files, but I do not see mention of search and replace capabilities in the Help file.

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    Re: Registry editing software

    just a thought...is a good program to have. Hope you find what you are looking for. Try using dogpile or google for a search?

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    Re: Registry editing software

    I haven't looked at it lately, and its features may have changed in more recent OS versions.
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    Re: Registry editing software

    The registry for NT, 2000, and XP is quite different than the registry in 9x, so Registry Crawler likely implemented different options.

    I expect that this is why Norton Utilities does not support registry editing for other than the 9x OSs.

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    Re: Registry editing software

    Actually, the version I had was for NT, but it was at least 5 years ago.
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