Windows 7 machine not retaining manually entered registy strings.

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am having a sporadic issue with our program and windows 7 in general. This issue I am presented with is windows not retaining registry changes.

                            BMSI APPLICATIONS

I have manually edited the registry entries and the entries our program pulls from the registry pull improperly.
This is the environment I am seeing the issue in.
Two Windows 7 32-bit machines. Both purchased at the same time and have Win 7 32-bit. Both Users allegedly have the same rights. One machine does not have this issue and is not running the program as administrator. The other machine is running the program as administrator and appears to drop information entered into the registry.
Ex of issue.)
Server Name\Instance in registry = tofs2\BMSI_EXP2008
Server Name\Instance when the program opens = tofs2\BMSI_EXP200
Please Advise.
Question by:bperlo
    LVL 8

    Expert Comment

    Have you tried logging in as administrator and making the registry change and then change rights on the key so nothing else can change it?  Have you contacted the software vendor?

    Author Comment

    The users are Administrators on their machines.

    Everyone has full permissions to the settings folder.

    I am the software vendor.

    Please Advise.

    Accepted Solution

    The issue was resolved when the user profile was deleted and recreated.

    Author Closing Comment

    This fixed the problem

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

    Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

    First some basics on Windows 7 Backup.  It has 2 components one is a file based backup which is stored in .zip files each zip is split at around 200 Megabytes and there is the Image Backup which is as the name implies a total image of the partition …
    Online collaboration is quickly becoming embedded in the workplace, and its benefits are tangible. See what the current landscape looks like and what the future holds for collaboration tools and the future of work.
    The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
    The viewer will learn how to download, install and use CrashPlan from on Windows 7. Open your browser and go to Click get started, it’s free then Click the Download CrashPlan button: Click save in Internet Explorer, the…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    21 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now