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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 15, 2019, 10:51:51 AM »
- WR only registers a limited amount of files. Perhaps registering more/all files could solve this problem.
- Open the CMD.exe with admin rights. Put the following lines in a plain text file:


      cd c:\windows\system32
      FOR %1 IN (dir *.DLL /s /b) DO REGSVR32 %1 /s

- Save the file with a *.bat extension and run this file.

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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:12:25 AM »
- Run the program SFCfix. That is amore powerful tool than SFC /scannow

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/sfcfix.html

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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 11, 2019, 04:04:51 PM »
- I would try something else first.
- System Restore uses the VSS (Volume Shadow System) sub-system in Windows (e.g. Win 7). To test whether or not VSS is working try making a backup of the registry first.
1) Run - at least - the first 5 repairs of Tweaking's Windows Repair and then also run the repair "Repair Volume Shadow Copy Service" (Repair # 18). Or simply run them all. The purpose is to repair VSS but that requires that a bunch of other things need to work as well (e.g. WMI (repair #5))
2) Open Tweaking's Registry Backup (comes with WR) and make sure you untick "Always use Fallback Method" (in the "Advanced Settings" tab). Then try to let the program (Registry Backup) make a backup. If that succeeds then the VSS system is OK.

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Tweaking.com Programs & Site Help & Support / Re: Restore Does Not Work
« on: October 09, 2019, 10:57:20 PM »
- There are indeed circumstances in which System Restore doesn't work. But I don't know the reasons why it sometimes works and why it in other cases it doesn't work.

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- Compare the registry content with the content of "Winmgmt.reg" !!!

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:09:22 PM »
- "msihnd.dll" seems to be related to MSI.
https://www.win7dll.info/msihnd_dll.html

Therefore I think it must be registered in "Repair MSI" as well.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:03:38 PM »
- Reply #15 raises an interesting question. Some of the Updates are packaged in (a) *.MSI or *.MSP file or files (plural). E.g. in the latest .NET Framework v4.8 version. Should commands that are used for "Repair MSI" be included in "Repair Windows Update" as well ?


- With .NET version v4.7 one had to install the file "d3dcompiler_47.dll" (KB 4019990, Windows 7) as well. But this file doesn't only show up in the folders for "Internet Explorer" but also in "system32" and "syswow64". To be added to "Register System Files" !!!
- I also came across the files "d3dcompiler_41.dll" and "d3dcompiler_43.dll" (in system32 & sysywow64) as well. To be added to "Register System Files" as well ???

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: October 06, 2019, 03:18:24 PM »
- Add the following lines (in bold) to "Repair Firewall":

%SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\System32\firewallapi.dll" /s
%SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\System32\firewallControlPanel.dll" /s

IF EXIST C:\Windows\syswow64(
%SystemRoot%\sysWOW64\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\firewallapi.dll" /s
%SystemRoot%\sysWOW64\regsvr32.exe "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\firewallControlPanel.dll" /s
)


The last 3 lines are only executed on a 64 bit system thanks to the "IF EXIST" line.

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- But WR doesn't write the entire content of that registry entry. It only writes a part of that key into the registry.

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- Make a backup of the registry.
- Use Eusing's Registry Defragment program to compact the registry files. As time goes by the registry gets more and more bloated.

http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_defrag/registry_defrag.htm

I assume that after this exporting those keys the files will have the same size.


- You must compare the visible content of that part of the registry (export it first) and the file "wmimgmt.reg" (open them with e.g. Notepad). If they are the same before you change that from "netsvc" to "winmgmt" then you can replace "winmgmt.reg" with your own version.
- If you install a new version of WR the all info will be overwritten. So, you need to keep a copy of all the appropriate files for the next version of WR.

- In the days of Windows XP everyone was running a 32 bit system. But as time went by more and more people started to use a 64 bit systems. It seems it was MS made a mistake here at this point. I am NOT convinced that Shane is able to provide a solution for this problem/mistake.

- The 2 repairs called "Repair WMI" and "Restore Important Services" both write the info from "Winmgmt.reg" into/to the registry.

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@Plox: In reply #2 I gave a way to "fix" this problem.

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- Was Plox' reply removed ?
- Nope. WMI is repaired in repairs #5 and #25.

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- Yes, I re-read that one thread once again and it seems "Plox" has indeed a 32 bit (!!!) Win 7 Ultimate system.

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@Boggin:  It should be "-k netsvcs" instead of "-k netswcs" (with a "w").

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@Plox:  Is your Win 7 Ultimate system a 32 bit system ?

- I re-read that old thread and it seems that is the common thing in the thread. It seems that when the user has a 32 bit system (Vista or Win 7) this errors occurs. Then it seems that the user must replace the text

      -k netscvs

with the text

      -k winmgmt.

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- When you open that "winmgmt.reg" with e.g. Notepad then you'll see the Original content. That info/data is copied into the registry by WR each time when a few repairs are run.

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- You can change the content of the registry info yourself for the next time(s) you run WR.

- Change the content of that registry entry (think: Regedit). Export the content of the registry info that is under/in the subkeys:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Winmgmt]  and
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Winmgmt\Parameters]

under the name "winmgmt.reg" in the subfolder "XXXXX\files\regfiles\7". XXXXX is the folder in which you installed WR.

WARNING: Make a copy of the registry first. E.g. with  the Tweaking's Registry Backup program. (Also included in the WR package).

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: September 28, 2019, 03:31:25 PM »
- Nope. "Repair Windows Update" DOES NOT rename that one folder, it simply DELETES that folder.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: September 28, 2019, 12:30:18 PM »
One of the cmds in resetting the update components is to rename that folder to SoftwareDistribution.old

- No, WR doesn't rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder, it simply removes the entire folder.

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: September 28, 2019, 12:22:25 PM »
- I want to re-write a part of reply #11:

- The update called KB 4474419 updates (or installs ??) the following files in the "system32\dism\" subfolder and can registered with the REGSVR32 command:

cbsprovider.dll
compatprovider.dll
dmiprovider.dll
intlprovider.dll
smiprovider.dll
unattendprovider.dll

(I haven't got the faintest clue what the function is of these files)

- The full path for e.g. "cbsprovider.dll" (see above) is:

c:\windows\system32\dism\cbsprovider.dll   and
c:\windows\syswow64\dism\cbsprovider.dll

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: September 27, 2019, 12:10:24 AM »
- KB 4516655 updates the "Servicing Stack Update" for Windows 7. This updates (/installs for the 1st time ??) the following files that can be registered with the REGSVR32 command:

- Located in the system32/syswow64 folders:

apds.dll
apircl.dll
apss.dll

- Located in the "..\system32\wbem" and "...\syswow64\wbem" folders:

esscli.dll
fastprox.dll
mofd.dll
repdrvfs.dll
smiengine.dll
wbemcore.dll
wbemprox.dll
wmiutils.dll

(These files are registered in the "Repair WMI" repair as well).

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Program & Site Requests / Re: Register more system files
« on: September 26, 2019, 04:35:01 PM »
- With a special tool ("KB_extractor") I was able to extract all the files that are included/updated/installed in the upudate called KB 4474419. I assume one can also use e.g. 7-zip or WinRar. But this tool has one extra feature I really like.
- The result of extracting those files was A LOT OF new subfolders with each a bunch of new files. The names of those folders give a decent (not perfect) description of what the function is of those files in Win 7.
- The following files are in that KB 4474419 package (SHA-2) for Windows 7 and are updated/installed  with this update. These files also can be registered with the REGSVR32 command. And that's why - IMO - these files need to be added to the repair "Register system Files". The following files are located in the "system32" and "Syswow64" folders:

audioeng.dll
audiokse.dll
blackbox.dll
certcli.dll
cryptnet.dll
cryptui.dll
drmmgrtn.dll
mfps.dll
msnetobj.dll
msscp.dll
mssign32.dll
wmdrmsdk.dll

- This KB 4474419 update also puts (or updates) the following files in the "system32\DISM" subfolder and these files also can be registered with the REGSVR32 command.

dism\cbsprovider.dll
dism\compatprovider.dll
dism\dmiprovider.dll
dism\intlprovider.dll
dism\smiprovider.dll
dism\unattendprovider.dll

- I tested all files with the REGSVR32 command and it seems that there were no negative/adverse effects on my Win 7 system. All programs seem to be working fine afterwards.

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Computer Help / Re: Moving Win 10Pro on new SSD help
« on: September 26, 2019, 09:27:19 AM »
- Windows checks whether or not there has been a change of the computer set up (in your case a different/larger drive). If there has been a change then Windows will ask for a license key or you need to re-install Windows from scratch.
- Don't worry, all the Windows system files won't be wiped but moved to a folder called "C:\Windows.old". And making a backup of your (personal) data is always a good idea before re-installing Windows.

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Computer Help / Re: Restore Point on Windows Repair
« on: September 26, 2019, 09:15:30 AM »
- Perhaps System Restore has some "secret options" that can be used to push Windows into making a (large) SRP. I tried to GOOGLE it but to no avail

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Computer Help / Re: Restore Point on Windows Repair
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:27:03 PM »
- No, the decision on how much to put in the SRP is made by Windows.

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