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Windows XP won't save user settings- Help?

Q: Windows XP won't save user settings- Help?

Recently, my laptop had gotten the blue screen error. Ever since everything was reinstalled, Windows wouldn't allow me to save any settings(Background, size of caption buttons, etc.). Athough, it does let me change the theme. I was thinking about using a registry edit from Kelly's Korner and it wouldn't let me import the .reg file. It said there was an error accessing the registry. Is there something wrong with the code? Any suggestions would be great.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




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A: Windows XP won't save user settings- Help?

There's no error with the .reg file, there's an error with your registry. What have you recently done with your computer that could have caused this problem?
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A:How To Save User Settings?

You can use Windows' Files and Settings Transfer Wizard:
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Hi zantaff By BleepingComputer Rules, we aren't allowed to help you bypass security measures that are put in place by an organization on a system that you don't own. You are allowed by your school to use the computer, which means that you have to abide by their rules and term of use, and you cannot take any actions in order to change the settings put in place by their IT Department.I'm sorry but you won't get assistance for that here. I suggest you to read the BleepingComputer Rules and Policies below to know what you can and cannot ask on this forum. a good day
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A:Solved: Possible to delete user account and save settings?

It certainly is more secure to run in a standard user account, you can see this page in the Techguy Library of knowledge for an explanation as to why. I am in a standard account as I write this for that very reason.

However you say you don't like the situation. The answer I'd be considering would be to elevate the standard user, turning it into an admin. That will be quick and migrate everything. Admitidly it could be a little weird if say the standard account were named "standard" but that's quite a minor thing. If you then want to remove the old admin account, don't do it until the new one is safely elevated.
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A:Windows Won't Save Settings.

I suspect that you've installed a program that has locked your home page to prevent hijacking.

I'm not familiar with Tweak UI - but try this instead.

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What antivirus app are you using?

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Going into Power Options in the Control Panel brings up the power options properties window.

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Power scheme on "Always On"

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A:save/export all Windows personalizations and settings?

Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod

Hello y'all!

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I will await your replies. In the meantime, I think I will now run a Macrium image so I will at least have my sort of working system to go back to instead of 'square one'.

Thanks you guys!

Question 1: the closest they have come to making a program that does that is the Easy Transfer Tool.

Question 2: SFC will not touch non-system files.

Question 3: Go ahead and try uninstalling/reinstalling WMP. At worst, it just won't hurt anything.
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A:[SOLVED] Windows Won't Save My Settings, Doesn't Update Self

Hello Wali Abro, Welcome to TSF!

Part of your problem could be the lack of RAM and the fact that you have a few browsers installed.


Browsers: IE7, FireFox, Safari 3.0.3 BETA


Anti-Virus: No,

...this is very and foolish indeed.


Internet Connection: 256K (IP Shared By 8 People)

These last two items certainly will not help you have trouble free Internet 'surfing' without the possibility of major threats from spyware or malware.

First thing to do is install a good anti virus program, because not having one and 'surfing' the Internet is like leaving your wallet in a public place with a note on it saying "Help yourself!!".

Which of course is very unwise indeed, and could be the cause of your issues here.

Having said that I recommend that you have a good look at this...

A Guide to the Installation and use of AVG? FREE Anti-Virus.

Once you have read the instructions given in the Installation Guide, you should download the
AVG? Anti Virus Free Edition program, and install it using the instructions given in the Installation Guide above.
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Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

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Do you have an external drive and imaging software (ie Acronis)?
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If you haven't already done so, check out this information:
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Run eventvwr.msc and look at both the System and Application logs for repeating errors.

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Hiya asd123321.

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Hello and welcome to the TenForums

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A:Docs&Settings\[user]\[user].exe troubles

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A:Win 7 HP (64-bit) with 8 Gb RAM - keeps asking to save V'Mem settings

have a look here
Learn Best Practices for Optimizing the Virtual Memory Configuration
1.5x8 = 12 of course.
You do not need it.
You have tons of real memory for your PC. I suggest you leave/set the virtual memory setting at 8G even though this will probably never be used.

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Are you on a home PC or using a PC on a managed network such as at college or at work?

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stoggs said:

... once i learn this new OS.

thanks in advanceClick to expand...

Learn the OS, huh?

Microsoft hasn't learned this OS yet!

I got the settings problem too. AND ONE OF 'EM IS MY FIREWALL!!! I have to re-enable it every time I startup!!!
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What exactly are you saying bud?

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What is happening when you try to save things?
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Okay here it goes I m kind of new at this and think I m over my head but - I have a Intel p with an ECS p mobo and recently flashed the bios using the win ami utility from the ECS website and the update After doing so the computer begins to post but stops after quot checking NVRAM Bios won't settings save quot and Bios settings won't save says quot CMOS Checksum Bad quot and quot CMOS set date time quot quot Press F to enter set up quot If I go into setup and correct the date and save f it restarts but stops at the same exact point It doesn t seem to be saving any of the changes I make - date time or any others it reverts back to whatever was there I replaced the battery on Bios settings won't save the motherboard but it still won t save the changes I ve tried resetting the CMOS using the jumper on the motherboard then it stops at the same point and says CMOS wrong the first time but then reverts back to the original message after I quot save quot it doesn t actually save anything The reason I updated the BIOS is because I recently installed a new video card Geforce gs oc which worked but had lines and random falling pixels I noticed the BIOS update on the ECS site mentioned further support for nVidia cards I have tried to put in my old AGP xabre card to see if that solves it but the only difference is that the first boot after I change the card it says quot Checking NVRAM okay quot instead of just quot checking NVRAM quot that it usually does It still won t save the date time and hangs at the same place the next time I boot and no longer says quot checking NVRAM okay quot I really don t know what to do I can t try to reflash the bios because I don t have a floppy drive and I obviously can t get windows to load Is there a way to flash the BIOS from a CD somehow - would that help Any ideas would be great I m sure I left something out Please help nbsp

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I'm having a problem with some Windows programs no saving the window setting, particularly Windows Explorer. For reasons unknown, WE started opening fully expanded, then a few days later it opened taking up about half the screen. When following a page link in Internet Explorer, the new window opens in a much smaller window than it exited from. Any ideas?

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How can I export(+import) the current settings of IntExp 11 (from Win 7)?

I am NOT talking about the Favorites and Cookies! I am talking about the preferences visible in menu

Tools--->Internet Options
page setup parameter

I guess they are stored in Registry.

Is it only ONE Registry branch or are they spread all over the Registry?

How can I backup and restore them?

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Hey guys im using a Dell Vostro running on windows xp pro sp and my screensaver doesn't seem to save I already not screensaver does settings save tried running a windows update because i read on support microsoft com and other forums that wireless mouse causes some problems for the screensaver it still does not work Iv'e disabled all startup items still does not work I also tried to run a full scan on my computer and it found no viruses spywares malwares or adwares which is good because i just got this computer for less than week s Then i read in a screensaver settings does not save forum to change the value in the registry keys under HKEY CURRENT USER Control Panel Desktop I changed the value to and when i change the screen saver settings under properties to a minute and wait for a full minute it works But when i restart the computer the timeout saving underproperties changes back to I did click on apply the first time before restarting the computer Now i changed the setting back to minute and then it works But again after restarting the computer it goes back to Now is there a specific registry key that i need to change so that the time setting under properties would stay to minute and won't revert back to Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated Thanks a lot

A:screensaver settings does not save

Have you ever found a resolution to this problem? I'm having the exact same problem, and I'm still trying to find an answer. Some searches I did mentioned either stopping the PCMService and set it to MANUAL, and then reboot, to see if that fixes the problem. The other was to either remove the startup instance of PowerDVD, or uninstall the application completely from your OS.
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I am about to reformat the HD on my there a way to save my network settings so that once it's reformatted I can just copy those settings back into XP? I have a wireless network, and I don't care to go through the whole process again of setting up my network and file sharing...
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I run Msconfig and then uncheck all i don't need apply it then click ok and it tells me to reboot, after the reboot go back into msconfig and they are all there again, what am i doing wrong. I have also checked the selective startup thing.
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My Dell PC running Vista with McAfee Virus & Firewall protection goes to sleep as per my power settings (Power button blinking) but has recently started shutting down (Power button dark) several hours later. No settings were recently changed only downloaded Windows updates.
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Hello out there!

I would like to know how to save all of my IE customizations, such as my home page tabs setup, my Toolbar options settings, all of my personal IE settings, so that I can uninstall IE and then reinstall it, and if my personal settings were not what is causing the problem, then I can restore them as well.

How can I save all of my personal IE settings to a file so that I can restore them if necessary? I already know how to export the bookmarks/favorites, cookies, and RSS feeds, but surely there must be a way to preserve all of the other settings that I have spent hours tweaking. If so, can someone please tell me how, and if there is not a way, why?


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Hi I had a problem with my CPU do How Settings? changes to my Power I save i - How do I save changes to my Power Settings? K making high-pitched noises - very odd I solved it with help from AVSIM forums Flightsim as explained here PC making strange noise Any ideas However that leaves me with another problem The registry tweak there produces a new option under Advanced Power Settings Processor Power management called 'Processor Idle Disable' Setting this to disabled immediately stops the high-pitched chirping of the CPU However the 'Save Changes' button on the Edit Plan Settings page never seems to be anything other than greyed out when I make changes to my power plan under the 'advanced' settings so when I reboot the 'Processor Idle' setting is back to enabled and the high-pitched noise is back until I change the setting manually again I tried changing a few other advanced settings but the 'Save Changes' button in never accessible always greyed out Why is this Is the Save Cjhanges button only for the two options on that window 'Turn off the display quot and quot Put the computer to sleep quot How do I get round this Thanks

A:How do I save changes to my Power Settings?

Doubt this will help, but IIRC CTR+S is the Windows keyboard shortcut for Save. Might see if that works, though the real solution would be to get the greyed "Save Changes" back.

EDIT: Also, did you hit the Apply button in the Advanced tab window, before going back to the main one with the Save Changes button? If the change isn't applied maybe the button is grayed b/c it didn't register a change in the settings. Just a guess.