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Why windows 8 registry hive cannot be restored into windows 10

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#1 abdulbadii


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:47 PM

Why windows 8 registry hive cannot be restored into windows 10


I got onto windows 8 and:

I saved /backed up HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT  key into a file in registry hive format

I saved /backed up HKEY_USERS\<user/my SID>  key into a file in registry hive format

I saved /backed up HKEY_USERS\<user/my SID>_classes  key into a file in registry hive format


I got onto windows 10 and restore the 3 hives without any effect, what's happened here and what'd be the solution

Many thankfulness in advancel


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#2 dhagerjohns


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:39 PM

What are you trying to accomplish?

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:44 AM

If the operating system was working prior to you making the registry changes I would suggest doing a System Restore.


How to perform a System Restore.


Press the Windows key OS4o0pO.png and the R key to open the Run box.

When the Run box opens copy and paste rstrui.exe in the Run box, then press OK.

When System Restore opens tap/click on Next.  You will need to select a restore point prior to the date your problem started.  You will see a check box in the lower left portion of the page for Show more restore points to see more restore point options.

Follow the prompts to complete the system restore.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:49 PM

Have you tried to save the registry to an external drive in Windows 8 and then after you install Windows 10, open up the saved file?




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