A chkdsk snafu rendered my computer unbootable, so IT gave me a new one. Now I have to reinstall and reconfigure everything to my liking and Visual Studio 2012 gives me grief.
I managed to lift most of the data from the borked drive, including the registry hives, so I exported the relevant entries from the old HKCU hive and imported them into the current one (yes, I made a backup copy first)
Unfortunately, after I do this, the next time I start Visual Studio it overwrites the settings with some default values and I am back to where I started.
Any help will be appreciated!