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    Silver Lounger
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    Importing Registry Files

    I have a small registry file on my desktop with a .REG extension. It imports perfectly in Windows XPP but when I try to use it in Windows 98 SE I get an error message saying, [b]
    H Lewton

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    Re: Importing Registry Files

    The registry structure of XP is substantially different than in Windows 9x. Consider yourself lucky that it didn't work, and didn't cause big problems if it had. I encourage you to visit James Eshelman's Windows Support Center for a detailed write-up on the hazards of importing REG files that aren't designed for the OS you are working with. I don't know what the REG file you were trying to import was supposed to do, but consider yourself lucky that you didn't break something by trying!!
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    Re: Importing Registry Files

    Mark,

    Thanks I will read that link. You were also correct I was probably real lucky because the import I was trying to do was meant for NT/2000/XP not Win 98. I originally didn't see that exclusion until you pointed it out. I guess I get too brave with Goback installed.

    Thanks again.
    H Lewton

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