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How can I edit an old XP Registry


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I have had major problems on a laptop and started again from scratch. I did actually have most of my data backed up but I now need to check values in my old registry if possible. I only have a straight copy from the backup, not created out of regedit in any formal fashion.

Is there any method of making regedit look at this file? Or any other editor that will?
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If you right click on it does it say "Open with"? If it does just browse till your find Regedit.exe.
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This is where I get nervous! I tried opening the file with Regedit as you suggested and get the question
"Are you sure that you want to add the information in ...\system to the Registry?"

I don't fancy trying to click Yes to see what will happen.
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