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    Can I edit my Windows registry with Wine?

    I'm trying to fix a system that was corrupted by a virus. I'd like to know how to edit the registry using a Live CD with Wine installed, if that's even possible.
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    Re: Can I edit my Windows registry with Wine?

    I don't think anyone's ever tried this before. Importing the Windows registry into Wine won't work, and neither will setting Wine to use your windows drive as it's C:\ drive (this will in fact break the Windows installation completely)

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    Re: Can I edit my Windows registry with Wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by kahlil88 View Post
    I'm trying to fix a system that was corrupted by a virus. I'd like to know how to edit the registry using a Live CD with Wine installed, if that's even possible.
    This linux boot cd looks like what you want:

    http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/

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    Re: Can I edit my Windows registry with Wine?

    There actually is a registry editor in wine. I found it before. I'll tell you how to get there in a second.

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    Re: Can I edit my Windows registry with Wine?

    Ok browse the C: drive and go into the windows folder. Then click regedit.exe . Hope that was helpful. I'm not sure about putting wine on a live CD though. You can try though.

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    Re: Can I edit my Windows registry with Wine?

    Quote Originally Posted by prematurebaby View Post
    Ok browse the C: drive and go into the windows folder. Then click regedit.exe . Hope that was helpful. I'm not sure about putting wine on a live CD though. You can try though.
    I don't think wine's regedit is compatible with regular windows.

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    Re: Can I edit my Windows registry with Wine?

    I find it surprising that such a tool has not yet emerged .. Imagine how easier it would be to clean a malware infected system from a separate incompatible (to the malware) environment, such as a linux live cd or installation.
    Wine can't use its own registry editor to tweak a normal windows registry but what about some other tool?
    Or are there technical difficulties in the way?
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