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Old 12-01-2006, 10:08 PM   #1
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basic WINE functionality

Hi all--
sorry to trouble you. I googled my question first, but most links are to which is apparently down. I'm fairly new to linux...I've tried it on and off. I'm tied to this one application for windows, but for most other things I can probably use linux.

However, I'm trying to get this program going on WINE and I've copied all the required dll's but it requires some registry entries to be found or it won't load. So in windows I exported the hive with the values that it requires into a .reg file and stored it (I know that these are the only registry entries it requires because i can take the program over to a bare windows install and run the program if I merge the .reg file to the current computer's registry (by right clicking and selecting merge)). If I run the program without the .reg files on either the windows or using WINE then it gives me a "corrupted installation" dialog box and quits. However, the moment I merge the .reg file with the registry, it runs flawlessly (in windows...not WINE =)

So my question it possible to get WINE to read that particular .reg file that I exported? or if not, how can I merge that with WINE's registry? (or does WINE not have a registry and so I'm SOL?)

Thanks for the help!
Old 12-01-2006, 11:04 PM   #2
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WINE has it's own registry. Run "regedit" and you get a WINE version of the Windows program. You can import .reg files with this, but I think Windows creates .reg files in Unicode, which I don't think WINE can handle, so you need to open the .reg file in a text editor and save it with ASCII encoding before you import it.

By the way, if a site is down, you can check Google's cached version, or the Wayback machine archive for a copy:
Old 12-02-2006, 05:59 AM   #3
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Btw is not down.
Old 04-29-2011, 01:17 AM   #4
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importing windows reg files to wine

can any one plz tell me how and where(location) windows XP reg file is imported into Wine ??
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Just use regedit to import the file. Start it with
wine regedit


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