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Edit the OS registry in WinPE
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Edit the OS registry in WinPE

If the operating system fails to boot due to registry errors, then you need to access the registry and fix the error in it.

  1. Boot the server in WinPE recovery and diagnostic mode.

  2. Open cmd.

  3. Open the Registry Editor. It shows the state of the WinPE boot environment registry:

  4. From the list on the left, select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

  5. From the File menu, select Load hive.

  6. In the dialog box, navigate to the directory where the system and registry files are located, usually C:Windows\System32\config.

  7. Select a file named system or software.

  8. Enter the name with which the loaded branch will be mounted in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

  9. Press Open. The registry branch will appear in the section.

  10. Find and edit the desired parameter.

  11. Press File and select Unload hive. The changes will be saved in the registry.

  12. Return the previous server boot template or reboot the server from the OS. When you reboot the server from the OS, the boot template will automatically change to the one that was set before change server boot template.