JP Vossen on 10 Jan 2010 15:48:34 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Edit Windows Registry from Linux LiveCD?

> Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:49:59 -0500
> From: "Brian Vagnoni" <>
> Subject: Re: [PLUG] Edit Windows Registry from Linux LiveCD?
> There should be a graph/curve that displays the amount of time trying to fix, vs the amount of time to gut & re-install with any Windows products. I figure that if you have spent more than 3 hours, trying to fix it, and haven't gotten any where, you should just re-install it. As the reinstall path will give you a better, more stable result, for a longer term.
> Don't get me wrong, I love a good challenge, but if you are billing by the hour, the re-install path is the cheaper solution for the customer.

Good point made by Brian & John.

In this case, as I mentioned in OP it's an old whitebox without media 
from which to reinstall.  I'm also pretty sure they have local data like 
OutlookExpress mail files.  They have only a single PC, so backups would 
be tricky.  Though come to think of it, I suspect they have a CD burner.

Also, this is all over the phone...

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