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XP APIs on Windows 2000

I'm trying to get a couple of Windows XP applications running on my Windows 2000 box.

Found this site here http://win2kgaming.site90.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7

Downloaded the Wrapper Pack 1.8 and have been trying to get it to work.

The README (viewable on the link above) includes these paragraphs

In some cases (kernel32.dll, shell32, & user32.dll) the DLL search path must be
modified due to 'KnownDLLs' These KnownDLLs are only loaded from the system32,
but this functionality can be disabled by Regedt32. (*IMPORTANT regedit.exe
won't work*) Simply add the DLLs to exclude from 'KnownDLLs' to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\ExcludeFromKnownDlls
this is a multiline value, so place a dll on each line.

Included in this pack should be a ExcludeFromKnownDlls.reg which will set this
to kernel32, shell32, advapi32 & user32. A reboot is needed for this to take
effect. To see a list of KnownDLLs see
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\KnownDLLs

So I've been trying to get the included registry file mentioned above to work.
regedt32 when applied to it on the command line doesn't do anything.  Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
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dbrunton
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Wayne BarronCommented:
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dbruntonAuthor Commented:
The big problem is getting regedt32 to process the contents of reg file.  I can't see the results when I go

regedt32    abc.reg

on the command line.

Machine is updated and patched.
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
just try to double-click the file from explorer, or use    start abc.reg
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dbruntonAuthor Commented:
OK

Solved the problem.  Used Registrar Lite from www.resplendence.com to import the reg file.  Nice easy import.

regedt32 wouldn't import or take it as a command line parameter.  And I didn't like the primitive editing facilities it offered.

regedit barfed at the reg file on the command line because it doesn't handle that particular part of the registry.

Actually never got to try your suggestions Olemo and they may well have worked.

And now my XP only application seems to be working.
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Wayne BarronCommented:
Agree
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