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Multiple Registry Editor

I have a good one for you. I need to edit a registry an then another change registry of that same Win 98 machine ( maybe by opening user.dat & system.dat of one registry and then another) and compare the changes in the keys. Does such a program exist ? I need that because in the secon instance I am blocked with policies and I can not run regedit.

I hope so :-)....
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tonnybrandtCommented:
If you have a valid claim, that you have to be able to run regedit on the apparently networked machine, you should contact your IT dept. and have the policy changed, so you can open regedit.
IT dept's are there to serve the users and can not have anything against a Super User beeing able to look at the registry. If they still won't do anything about it, go to your boss, so he can overrule the IT dept.

To your question: I'm almost sure that such a program doesn't exist. Normally these programs are for detecting changes, when installing a program, so you can make an image of the changes. These are then rolled out as software packages. Some of the more common applications to do this, is SMS from Microsoft and Zenworks from Netware, but there are other Applications as well. All of them demands that an image is taken of the filesystems and registry prior to the software installation, and it then records the changes, and make an installation package. Again this has to be made at the same machine.
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stevenlewisCommented:
try resplendant registrar from
http://www.resplendence.com
it will do what you wish
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AjninCommented:
There is another way but you have to have the ability to run regedit. What you do is after running regedit highlight My Computer and the goto registry and then export registry. This will save it in a reg format which is viewable from word or notepad. (DO NOT OPEN THIS FILE BY DOUBLE CLICKING ON IT YOU COULD DESTROY WINDOWS.)

Once you've done this then you want to compare the two you can use Microsoft Word to do this.
http://www.swynk.com/friends/lesandrini/CompareDocs.asp

There are other programs out there also.

Regards
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reghakrCommented:
Here's another free utility that may help:

RegEnum - Registry Enumerator for Win9x/NT4+
Purpose :

To make value comparisons between different keys easier than with regedit.
Also an aid to using registry information in documentation.
Useful when examining the registry for research purposes.

http://www.lorriman.demon.co.uk/regenum/regenum.htm
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You might find somewthing here also:
Registry Utility Downloads:
http://www.tweakfiles.com/registry/
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and Regdat

Use Regdat to manage multiple copies of the Windows Registry. This small utility provides some fine tools for working with your Registry files, but falls short of allowing you to make edits. Just open one of your Registry files to explore its content in a very familiar Regedit-style interface. In addition to a fine search facility, Regdat provides functions to compare the file with the current Registry, export selected hives, and save selected hives as text files. Bookmarking, shell to Regedit, and print support are also available.

http://203.166.252.112/swlib/Utilities/System_Utilities/001D41.html

reghakr
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