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HOW DO I MANUALLY BACKUP & RESTORE WINDOWS REGISTER

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by jon In reply to HOW TO BACKUP & RESTORE R ...

In the C:\Windows\ directory there is a file called system.dat either use Windows Backup Utility to back it up to floppies or burn it to a CD with your ReWrite. Or for a simpler yet less secure method, copy it to another directory on your hard drive. You may want to rename it to something to the means of System.Registry.Backup.Dat so that you will remember which it is.

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by edomingu In reply to HOW TO BACKUP & RESTORE R ...

Try backing up the SYSTEM.DAT and USER.DAT files. They store hardware and desktop configuration settings.

USER.DAT is part of Win 95's Registry, as well as Microsoft's Emergency Recovery Utility for Windows 95. The USER.DAT (about 785kb) can fiton a floppy disk. SYSTEM.DAT is about 5MB and needs something larger, like a Zip or LS 120 disk.

In the command line, type: XCOPY USER.DAT with the following switches:

/h copies hidden and system files
/i doesn't ask whether destination is a file or directory
/k copies attributes with file
/y overwrites existing files without prompting

Microsoft's Knowledge Base includes a batch file you can use for backup.

At the command prompt type the following lines, pressing ENTER after each line:

cd windows
attrib -r -h -s system.dat
attrib -r -h -s user.dat
copy system.dat *.bu
copy user.dat *.bu

This batch file does essentially the same thing, but makes a backup on your hard drive with the extension .bu.


These files are both derivati

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by jamrock In reply to HOW TO BACKUP & RESTORE R ...
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by joe In reply to HOW TO BACKUP & RESTORE R ...

2 possibilities

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on a win95 machine get hold od ERU on the Win95 CD and copy to hard disk. Then run eru and specify location and follow instructions. this has save dmy life on numerous occasion

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on a win98 machine click start, run and type scanreg and it will ask whether you want to save your registry again9 by default win98 saves 5 copies of registry) If you have a problem start in dos and run scanregw or scanreg/? for more info

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by jamrock In reply to HOW TO BACKUP & RESTORE R ...
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by robinarm In reply to HOW TO BACKUP & RESTORE R ...

The easiest way is to start "regedit" select REGISTRY and EXPORT then select "entire registry". You can import this file (or specific keys if specific keys were exported)through "regedit" in the same way providing Windows is able to boot. If you want to backup the registry in case windows can't reboot then User.dat and System.dat are the two files which are used to store the system registry settings. You can copy these out to another directory either on your harddisk, a network drive or indeed a removable drive. If the files are large to go to a floppy (a floppy would be the simplest way to import the files if you can't get Windows started again) you can use Winzip to zip them onto floppies and "span" the files across several disks if necessary. Winzip files can be uncompressed by the DOS version of PKUNZIP so you could restore them back into your Win directory even if you can't get Windows up. There are also user and system .da0 files. These are the .dat files which were automatically backed up behind y

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