Registry Experts -- Swapping software registry entries
Posted on 2011-10-11
You'd have to be an XP Registry Expert with experience trying it to know if this will work.
Say you have 2 computers A and B with totally different hardware and software setups.
You decide you want the software on computer A to run on computer hardware B instead of A.
Vice versa. No reinstalling anything -- neither the XP OS or the applications on both computers.
Look at the registry files in CONFIG -- SYSTEM and SOFTWARE (with various extensions).
It should be possible to leave SYSTEM on each hardware platform and just swap SOFTWARE.
Is this possible? Will it work? Experience doing this? If you've done it and can help, please contribute!
There is no way to "Connect to remote registry hive" or any of that M$ nonsense. It is a cold new boot.
Copy software files/folders from A to B, and the SOFTWARE registry entries, and boot the system.
Now the software on computer A should run fine on computer B, assuming we got all the DLLs as well.
Experience please if you have tried this? If you don't know what I am talking about, please do not post.
This is an important endeavor, so I'd appreciate no extraneous "curiosity" posts. THANKS for your help !!