LKBEN10625: Howto use a command line with regedit and import a reg key into the registry

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


You want to load a registry hive or key with a command line


This is by design


Under normal circumstances the import of the regkey will show you a popup messages. To deactivate this you can start regedit with /s (=silent). e.g.

regedit /s c:\temp\myregkey.reg

A regfile from NT 4 can be imported with regedit version 5 as long as the keypath is still the same!

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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