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Old 01-19-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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I Installed a fresh copy of windows 7 Ultimate 32bit software just a few weeks ago.

My question is how can I reset the registry to original after a fresh install. Take note My DVD/CD player doesn't work and I tried To use an external one and for some reason my bios doesn't support booting from an external DVD Drive.

I think this is possible through DOS. Just don't know what files to replace.

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Messing with the registry is a risky business and I'm not aware of a "default setting" for the registry, aside from what is put there after a fresh install. If an internal DVD player doesn't work I would check to make sure that the connections on it are secure and that the DVD player is properly functioning. To my knowledge, it generally isn't possible to boot from an external USB device aside from a specially formatted thumb drive. Aside from the DVD drive, are you having issues with your computer that would lead you to believe a registry error is to blame?

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Restoring the registry to as it was at install time would be a drastic step. This would almost certainly cause problems more serious than you are now facing.

If the problem occured very recently you could try System Restore.
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If you can't boot from DVD, reinstall Windows 7 via USB -

Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7

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Try this for your DVD drive Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
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jcgriff2--- I tired your idea but, the only USB hard drive I have is 65GB. Which is to large according to diskpart.

spunk.funk---- my USB drive is recognized in windows just one on boot up.

Raddy13----

I was looking for something like this but for win 7:
Windows XP won't start up - how to fix it@Everything2.com
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jcgriff2--- I tired your idea but, the only USB hard drive I have is 65GB. Which is to large according to diskpart.
Purchase a 4 GB USB stick like one of these - Removable USB flash drives - Drives & storage - RadioShack.com
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Purchase a 4 GB USB stick like one of these - Removable USB flash drives - Drives & storage - RadioShack.com
yes, but i'm tring to do this w/o having to purchase anything else
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If your BIOS doesn't support booting from a USB optical drive, then there's not much else we can do.
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If your BIOS doesn't support booting from a USB optical drive, then there's not much else we can do.
So, nobody knows how to reset win 7 manually using DOS?


It supports USB hard drive. But i don't have the ISO file for windows 7.
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I Installed a fresh copy of windows 7 Ultimate 32bit software just a few weeks ago. .
But i don't have the ISO file for windows 7.
If you do not have the Windows7 ISO, how did you install it a few weeks ago?
What was the purpose for the external DVD drive since then?
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So, nobody knows how to reset win 7 manually using DOS?
If you are looking for a pristine Registry immediately following a fresh Windows 7 installation, find your Windows 7 ISO and reinstall Windows 7.

If you cannot locate your Genuine Windows 7 full retail DVD, contact Microsoft for a replacement -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

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I installed win7 using my internal DVD drive. but it has since broke. I was tring to install win7 using a external DVD ROM.

thanks for your help everybody. But, i gave in and purchased another internal DVD rom drive.. I will use that to reinstall win7 once it come in the mail.
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I installed win7 using my internal DVD drive. but it has since broke. I was tring to install win7 using a external DVD ROM.
I fully understood your intentions re: Installing Windows 7 from an external DVD drive.

However how can you install Windows 7 if. . .
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But i don't have the ISO file for windows 7.
Good Luck with the new internal DVD drive.

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