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#1 viorelgn

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 01:33 PM

I perfomed the recent registry hack for XP that would fool it into thinking I have POS 2009 installed and offer updates through Microsoft Update.  Then I decided I didn't trust the idea and did not download any of the updates. I would like to remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady registry subkey but have been unable to achieve this, even using RegAssassin.  Is ther any setting to choose where this thing can be deleted once booted into Windows?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 01:56 PM

I have used XP computers with the registry hack and I have not come across any problems but I cannot say that would be your case. Are you saying you cannot delete the key? 

 

I am not sure why you cannot delete that key. Try turning off Windows Update and then reboot to see if you can delete the key. If not then you can delete it offline using Kaspersky Rescue Disk's Registry Editor.

 

You can also change the "Installed" subkey Dword to 0 from 1 to disable it.


Edited by JohnC_21, 10 June 2015 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2015 - 02:02 PM

The problem is that i cannot instal any versions of office.



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Posted 10 June 2015 - 02:10 PM

Okay, then I would delete the key using Kaspersky registry editor if you cannot delete it after turning off Windows Update. You may want to look at the permissions of the registry key.

 

Edit: I am not sure this would work but have you tried deleting the key in safe mode?


Edited by JohnC_21, 10 June 2015 - 02:13 PM.





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