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Regedt32 can't run this app

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    8.1

    Regedt32 can't run this app


    hi all

    does anyone know how to start regedt32.exe, and not regedit.exe.

    when i try to run regedt32, i get an error msg. "This app can't run on your pc, check the software publisher.

    it's a 64bit os.

    running as administrator, doesn't help.

    thx

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You can only run Regedit on any Windows machine. Really do not know why you want to use the one that was for Win2k & Win9x..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    8.1


    actually regedt32 was for Windows NT. It can run on all windows up to Win 8
    from xp and above regedt32, launches regedit.
    I was curious why it's not running in win 8.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    regedt32 runs on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 laptop.
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  5. #5


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    regedt32 runs on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 laptop.
    Same 64bit Pro here, but desktop, runs with that ! Usually just use regedit in run command. Not a need to mess with the registry.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    regedt32 runs on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 laptop.
    Same 64bit Pro here, but desktop, runs with that ! Usually just use regedit in run command. Not a need to mess with the registry.
    I've always just run regedit, I don't think I've ever run regedt32 until this test.
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  7. #7


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    regedt32 runs on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 laptop.
    Same 64bit Pro here, but desktop, runs with that ! Usually just use regedit in run command. Not a need to mess with the registry.
    I've always just run regedit, I don't think I've ever run regedt32 until this test.
    same here, can't recall even regedit32, been using Windows since 3.1, but those days i did not know as much as i know now.
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  8. #8


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    actually regedt32 was for Windows NT. It can run on all windows up to Win 8
    from xp and above regedt32, launches regedit.
    I was curious why it's not running in win 8.
    All versions of Windows are a NT kernel. I have also never ran Regedt32 since the days of Windows 9x.

    If you are running a 64 bit OS, just keep using Regedit, if you are wanting to make changes to the Registry.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 5
    8.1


    for those that regedt32 is working, are you using microsoft acct, or local?
    curious if it's because of accts. as some apps won't run unless you're using a microsoft acct.

    I will be using regedit, for changes.
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Live ID here, but that shouldn't matter for reedit. Logging in with a local account only cripples the Windows Store and Metro Apps.
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