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Posted on Friday, November 9, 2001 - 7:12 pm:   

Can anyone tell me how to edit a system.dat file from another computer. I'm not into programming and would like to be able to see it in the layout like regedit has. I just need to clear some things out for my sister-in-law and discovered it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. Any suggestions?
Posted on Saturday, November 10, 2001 - 11:32 am:   

i'm not sure about that. but since i have full backups here, i can install the system i need to edit, open regedit, make my changes, save to disk, meaning a zip or cd, then wipe the computer out, re-install the old system, and merge the registry with my saved one. of course, windows wouldn't have any recollection of the changes i made then. but, it would still have the folders or files from the entries i had. i'd have to remember to delete or change them too.

i have 3 systems now. and one i can use for this type of thing if i need to. 2 of the 3 have identical hardware, so i don't need to mess around with windows trying to load drivers or whatever, messing up my settings when i want to edit and merge. i don't know if that helps, but like i said, if you save to image, then edit, and re-install the image, merge, you will be able to do this
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 - 4:51 am:   

I have been trying to reinstall windows98 on a
Packard Bell Pentium 3 model with the original
master disks and boot disk. But each time after
booting, there is a request for the System Serial
Number. I am not able to find it in any of the
kit supplied with the computer; I also do not
understand what this number is.I have written a
message to the company but the message has not
been delivered. And I have still not succeeded in
installing the program. Could you please tell me
how I can access the number it wants?
Thanks. Sincerely, Bhany

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