Looking for a program to compare 2 offline registry hives.

Posted on 2008-06-09
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Last Modified: 2008-06-19
I have copies of 2 different registry files and I need to find the differences between the two.
Searching for something free since I'm only going to need to do this once. Anyone have any suggestions?
Question by:jasonzx
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Gary Case earned 1500 total points
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Beyond Compare [http://www.scootersoftware.com/home.php ] is an excellent file comparison utility that will show the differences in side-by-side windows.   It's not free ... but there's a free 30-day trial => which is more than enough for what you want to do.
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Try exporting the entire regestry of each
then use this idea from the great Ramesh's site
To view the REG contents type notepad C:\iolo.reg in Start, Run dialog. Console Registry Tool is extremely handy for network admins and also for home users.


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Thanks garycase. That worked quite well.

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