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pcguy9441

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Does anyone know if you can export the registry entry for a specific program and then import it to another registry? That is if you are sitting at HKEY_CURRENT_USER-->software-->s/w mfg name-->prog name and you do an export, do you export the entire registry or just the entry for that program? I'm trying to move licensing for a program that went unsupported by it's maker to another image of XP. Probably not gonna work since you can only import from File in the tool bar and it probably would not know where to stick the item. Any thoughts on how to do this beyond manually entering the data entrys with mile long REG_BINARY strings. I'm not trying to be sneeky. The s/w vendor has abandoned the site and emails/ph calls go unanswered. Support = 0.00
 
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Right-click just the entry you want to export and choose "Export". Give it a name and save it as a .reg file that can just be clicked on the other machine to add it to the registry.
 

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OK, thanks. I'll give it a shot and report back. The program is ESQuotes, http://www.esquotes.com/index.htm a .dll of Excel macros that access the Yahoo stock quote server so you can build a spreadsheet that tracks stocks of your choice. It basically just inserts a bunch of Excel functions that grab virtually any stock/mutual fund/ETF data you could want (ie, name, current non delayed price, volume, historical prices, and much more). The free trial version has some functionality, just zero support. Don't know what happens if you plunk down your $29 for a full license. I bought it 6 yrs ago, but can't get my license to work on a new XP install. I may just return to an old image where it works fully.
 
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It may be licensed for just one installation on one machine. In any case, it would be almost impossible to find all the registry entries for any program, and if licensed, many are deliberately hidden and dynamically altered to prevent license tampering.
 

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Agreed that it's likely way more complicated then simply changing one registry entry. Anyway, I'm back on an old XP image where the s/w works, so problem sort of solved for now until I get back to Win7 or a fresh XP install. New problem: problems with restoring OS images. Thanks for the suggestions!
 
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