Just in case this happens to someone else - hopefully these instructions will help. If you don't feel comfortable messing with you registry, that is understandable.
Before making any changes, create a restore point - Start - Control Panel - System Protection.
Click the button "Create" by Create a restore point right now for the drives that have system protection turned on. I just typed in BeforeTivoAddedRegistries
When finished, you will get a message
Now to make sure it was created, hit the System Restore Button and you should see something like this. Windows makes System Restores all the time - when you remove some programs, install some programs, install updates, etc (just in case something goes wrong, you can always roll back)
Now Choose a different restore point and hit next, and you might see a a few restore points depending on your setup.
But you should see: BeforeTivoAddedRegistries. Now just hit cancel. You know it is there. Plus, maybe you know now how to fix some your computer if a program install / uninstall messes things up.
There is a different way also:
Another way to make a backup of these specific keys:
To take a look at the keys - go to Start - Run and type in regedit, hit <ENTER>. You will have to scroll down a lot - look for:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Run - hopefully you will see something like this:
While you are there, highlight Run key, go to File - Export. You can save this on your desktop, and make sure you choose selected branch (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Run)
All this does is export the keys, value, date in this field.
Now to add the registry keys
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"TivoServer"="C:\\Program Files\\TiVo\\Desktop\\TiVoServer.exe /service /registry /auto:TivoServer"
"TivoNotify"="C:\\Program Files\\TiVo\\Desktop\\TiVoNotify.exe /service /registry /auto:TivoNotify"
copy this and save it - I saved it as tivo-windows-7-32bit.txt in a folder: C:\Tivo
Go to My Computer, drill down to where you saved this file. Now if you do not have Ultimate Windows Tweaker, a Tweak UI for Windows 7 & Vista
, that's OK.
Before you right click anywhere in the window (not on the file name), hit the SHIFT key and right click. This will bring up the most of the normal window - like View, Sort, etc. But you should also see Open Command Here
Here is where you can rename it - at the prompt, type in
ren tivo-windows-7-32bit.txt tivo-windows-7-32bit.reg
You should see the file change from the default notepad icon
This is where you can double click on the icon - it should ask you if you want to add it to the registry - say yes.
Sorry, it seem that I was limited to the number of images that can be added.
: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. I cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved nor do I provide technical support for such issues if they occur. Use the information provided at your own risk. You can also make a backup of the registry with ERUNT - The Emergency Recovery Utility
I do have a few more pictures at Tivo Desktop Registry For Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit