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[Delphi 7] I reinstalled Windows 7 and the VCL's from old Delphi are gone?

Posted on 2010-11-23
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Hello people, I recently reinstalled my Windows 7 (just did an extra installation, didn't format, so I have full access to old files on Windows.old), but the problem is that when I copied the old delphi, it runs without any of the thousands of components I had on it.
Are the vcl registered on Windows registry? Is there anywayto get them back?

Thanks a million.
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Thats because your delphi packages (*.bpl files) are stored in System32 (its 64bit then SysWOW64) and thats now in windows.old

Serach for these files and probably just copying them into the current windows system folder will correct that

32 bit -> Windows\System32
64bit -> Windows\SysWOW64
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Actually, I discovered that every delphi settings are on the registry on the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\Delphi\7.0\Known Packages
So, to fix it, I downloaded regeditpro (http://www.robotronic.de/regeditProEn.html) - edited the file NTUSER.DAT that was in C:\Windows.old\Users\[MY USER]\NTUSER.DAT , extracted the information I needed, made a .reg file and loaded it into the registry. Everything worked like a charm, I'm quite happy.
Thanks for the effort though. I appreciate that.
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I found out how to it after an extensive research.
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