overwrite a file in system32 folder

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Hi all,

I need to overwrilte reg.exe file in the system32 folder, but when I do this
XP replace the original automatically.
Hoa can I disable this?
I need to use "reg update" that there isn't in reg.exe XP version.

Thank you.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi

    Why do you need to use a different version of reg.exe? It's probably
    protected by System File Protection. If that's the case then XP will
    replace it with it's own version.

    --

    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "Marco" <marco_steffenini@cotyinc.com> wrote in message
    news:ekqly5KfFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I need to overwrilte reg.exe file in the system32 folder, but when I do
    > this XP replace the original automatically.
    > Hoa can I disable this?
    > I need to use "reg update" that there isn't in reg.exe XP version.
    >
    > Thank you.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi,

    You are right, it's protected by WFP. I need the versione 1.10 of reg.exe
    (the W2K resource kit version) because there are more swithces....and one of
    this is UPDATE.
    Do you know how I can bypass this problem using the XP reg.exe version?

    Thank you.

    "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:u9iY0BLfFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    > Why do you need to use a different version of reg.exe? It's probably
    > protected by System File Protection. If that's the case then XP will
    > replace it with it's own version.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Will Denny
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > Please reply to the News Groups
    >
    >
    > "Marco" <marco_steffenini@cotyinc.com> wrote in message
    > news:ekqly5KfFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> I need to overwrilte reg.exe file in the system32 folder, but when I do
    >> this XP replace the original automatically.
    >> Hoa can I disable this?
    >> I need to use "reg update" that there isn't in reg.exe XP version.
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    You need to find all existing copies of REG.EXE and rename them. The simplest way to do this, without System File Protection kicking in is to boot to Safe Mode with Command prompt. From the C: prompt do a DIR REG.EXE /A /S Note the locations where REG.EXE is found and rename them to REGOLD.EXE. Then copy the REG.EXE replacement to the Windows\System32 folder. If Windows complains about changed/missing files when you reboot, tell it not to worry about it.

    However, why can't you just rename the REG.EXE file you want to use to REGUPDT.EXE and run it?

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
    --------------------------------
    Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    --------------------------------
    Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

    "Marco" <marco_steffenini@cotyinc.com> wrote in message news:ekqly5KfFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I need to overwrilte reg.exe file in the system32 folder, but when I do this
    > XP replace the original automatically.
    > Hoa can I disable this?
    > I need to use "reg update" that there isn't in reg.exe XP version.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Thank Doug

    I'll do it in your way.....
    I can also rename the old version of reg.exe (1.10 ver.) in regupdt.exe but
    this program do a lot of things, not only update.
    Do you know with reg.exe XP version (3.0) which is the way to update a
    registry key?

    Thanks

    "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:O7h5ZUQfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    You need to find all existing copies of REG.EXE and rename them. The
    simplest way to do this, without System File Protection kicking in is to
    boot to Safe Mode with Command prompt. From the C: prompt do a DIR REG.EXE
    /A /S Note the locations where REG.EXE is found and rename them to
    REGOLD.EXE. Then copy the REG.EXE replacement to the Windows\System32
    folder. If Windows complains about changed/missing files when you reboot,
    tell it not to worry about it.

    However, why can't you just rename the REG.EXE file you want to use to
    REGUPDT.EXE and run it?

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
    Display\Security
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
    --------------------------------
    Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    --------------------------------
    Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

    "Marco" <marco_steffenini@cotyinc.com> wrote in message
    news:ekqly5KfFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I need to overwrilte reg.exe file in the system32 folder, but when I do
    > this
    > XP replace the original automatically.
    > Hoa can I disable this?
    > I need to use "reg update" that there isn't in reg.exe XP version.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Create a REG file with the information you want (easily done by exporting the key/value you want to change, then edit it). Use REGEDIT /S <path to REG file>\yourregfile.ref to import the modified REG file silently.

    Alternatively, a VB Script has the capabilities of modifying the Registry as well.

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
    --------------------------------
    Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    --------------------------------
    Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

    "Marco" <mop_75@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:%237bL1uVfFHA.2152@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Thank Doug
    >
    > I'll do it in your way.....
    > I can also rename the old version of reg.exe (1.10 ver.) in regupdt.exe but
    > this program do a lot of things, not only update.
    > Do you know with reg.exe XP version (3.0) which is the way to update a
    > registry key?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:O7h5ZUQfFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > You need to find all existing copies of REG.EXE and rename them. The
    > simplest way to do this, without System File Protection kicking in is to
    > boot to Safe Mode with Command prompt. From the C: prompt do a DIR REG.EXE
    > /A /S Note the locations where REG.EXE is found and rename them to
    > REGOLD.EXE. Then copy the REG.EXE replacement to the Windows\System32
    > folder. If Windows complains about changed/missing files when you reboot,
    > tell it not to worry about it.
    >
    > However, why can't you just rename the REG.EXE file you want to use to
    > REGUPDT.EXE and run it?
    >
    > --
    > Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
    > Display\Security
    > Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    > http://www.dougknox.com
    > --------------------------------
    > Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
    > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
    > --------------------------------
    > Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
    > Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
    >
    > "Marco" <marco_steffenini@cotyinc.com> wrote in message
    > news:ekqly5KfFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> I need to overwrilte reg.exe file in the system32 folder, but when I do
    >> this
    >> XP replace the original automatically.
    >> Hoa can I disable this?
    >> I need to use "reg update" that there isn't in reg.exe XP version.
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    there is an easier way to replace the reg.exe. you can just turn off WFP.

    "Marco" <marco_steffenini@cotyinc.com> wrote in message
    news:ehc$pqVfFHA.3904@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > You are right, it's protected by WFP. I need the versione 1.10 of reg.exe
    > (the W2K resource kit version) because there are more swithces....and one
    > of this is UPDATE.
    > Do you know how I can bypass this problem using the XP reg.exe version?
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
    > news:u9iY0BLfFHA.2644@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> Why do you need to use a different version of reg.exe? It's probably
    >> protected by System File Protection. If that's the case then XP will
    >> replace it with it's own version.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Will Denny
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >> Please reply to the News Groups
    >>
    >>
    >> "Marco" <marco_steffenini@cotyinc.com> wrote in message
    >> news:ekqly5KfFHA.3944@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> I need to overwrilte reg.exe file in the system32 folder, but when I do
    >>> this XP replace the original automatically.
    >>> Hoa can I disable this?
    >>> I need to use "reg update" that there isn't in reg.exe XP version.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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