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May 7, 2010
7:59 AM
Adrian
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Sean asked this question in the “Global Clipboard Manager” freebie thread. I have moved the question here so that that thread won’t get hijacked.

Can someone make a guide to put on here, or cozigo [should be Cogizio] , about getting the reg keys?  like if your computer dies, you can transfer it all without needing to find al the keys again.

My answer: Look in the registry under “software” on HKEY_Local_Machine.

Every software should have a regkey written there, and you just need to export that registry entry and import them on another computer for the software to be re-registered.

May 8, 2010
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sean
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Thanks adrian, and sorry for spelling it wrong locutus.

May 8, 2010
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@ Adrian: This is an incredibly useful tip. Thanks so much.

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May 8, 2010
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No, you are wrong. Not every software store their keys in the registry; many do though.

May 8, 2010
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@ Ashraf: For the ones that aren’t stored in the registry, is there another place to find them?

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May 8, 2010
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Maybe some store their regkeys in the “Application Data” or their installation folder? I’m not sure.

May 8, 2010
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@P_R: Some store it within an encrypted file in their installation folder. And I am sure others have even different hiding places.

May 10, 2010
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I always though “Cogizio” was “Cogico”…

 

~Joji~

May 10, 2010
3:52 PM
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Actually, many programs (like Wondershare) store data in:

HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{some bunch of characters}\

or

HKLM\Software\Licenses\

as well.

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May 10, 2010
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Locutus
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Joji said:

I always though “Cogizio” was “Cogico”…


 

Well it was done using a name generator, but nope, Cogizio.  (I should know, I type it a lot….)

Oh, the site that was :(
May 11, 2010
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Adrian
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Oh so Borgs need name generators to make names for their blogs? Wink

BTW, which name generator did you use?

May 11, 2010
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Adrian said:

Oh so Borgs need name generators to make names for their blogs? Wink

BTW, which name generator did you use?


 

I have no clue. I’ve used this one before, though. It might’ve been the one:

http://www.dotomator.com/web20.html

Oh, the site that was :(
May 11, 2010
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Locutus
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Wait, it just turned up “Ozio”.  I’m guessing it’s the one… Smile

EDIT:  And Cogijo..

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May 16, 2010
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Adrian said:

My answer: Look in the registry under “software” on HKEY_Local_Machine.

Every software should have a regkey written there, and you just need to export that registry entry and import them on another computer for the software to be re-registered.


 

How?…wheres the “registry”

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May 16, 2010
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Start – Run and type regedit

For Vista and up, Start and type regedit in the search field.

 

Please be careful. Backup your registry before you do anything ( a simple File – Import will do). Remember any changes will be saved automatically.

May 16, 2010
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Gioneo said:

Start – Run and type regedit

For Vista and up, Start and type regedit in the search field.

 

Please be careful. Backup your registry before you do anything ( a simple File – Import will do). Remember any changes will be saved automatically.


 

oh…ok thanks

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May 16, 2010
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@PCbasics: If you accidentally delete/change something vital, you might crash your computer, so make a restore point before messing with the registry. For this reason, I seldomly follow the tips that requires editing of the registry.

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