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Rainbow Trout

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    XP embedded versus normal XP?
    « on: November 28, 2012, 01:11:50 AM »
    Is the registry load the hive (file):
    \systemroot\system32\config\software
    the same in XP Professional as in XP embedded ?

    patio

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    Re: XP embedded versus normal XP?
    « Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 07:47:51 AM »
    I doubt they're the same...what is it you are attempting to do ? ?
    " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. "

    Rainbow Trout

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      Re: XP embedded versus normal XP?
      « Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 08:24:48 PM »
      Thanks for the reply.
      The PC not is booting to Windows and it has a Windows XP Embedded license label.
      I get a message hive load file faulty with the specification as shown previously.
      I have a Windows XP Professional copy of the file and was thinking of loading that to fix.
      Better to try to find an installation disk of XP Embedded ?
       

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      Re: XP embedded versus normal XP?
      « Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 08:44:03 PM »
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      Better to try to find an installation disk of XP Embedded ?

      Easier said than done...
      You could try running sfc /scannow from a command prompt...and use the XP CD at the prompt when it asks for it...50/50 chance.
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      Allan

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      Re: XP embedded versus normal XP?
      « Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 05:31:42 AM »
      Boot to the XP CD and select R (Recovery Console)

      At the command prompt type:

      ren c:\windows\system32\config\software software.old
      copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config

      Reboot


      NOTE: All software installed since the hive was backed up will have to be reinstalled (probably the time the OS was installed).

      Rainbow Trout

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        Re: XP embedded versus normal XP?
        « Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 11:26:22 AM »
        Cool thanks.
        I got the system up and running !

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        Re: XP embedded versus normal XP?
        « Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 12:41:43 PM »
        Good to hear :)