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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:26 PM

How do I create a backup of my registry and a restore point? I have Windows ME.

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 05:43 PM

click start...click run...type in regedit..go to file and click export and click where you want your registry to go!

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:25 PM

Thanks! (1).. Is there a best choice for the backup to be exported to ? ...(2) .. Say something does happen after removal, how does one get to the backup? What I mean is with the regestery screwed up. Does the computer run ? Would the backup run from a desktop shortcut ? { O.S. -Windows ME } Thanks again.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:32 PM

Hi,

I keep mine in Docs until I am sure I made no errors. An error will not stop the entire system from working - just whatever it was you were fixing. I don't know where the registry entries for My Docs are but I think I can assume you are not trying to fix it!

A Restore point? Go to it and choose Create a Restore Point and then click Next. Name it what you wish.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:38 PM

"A Restore point? Go to it and choose Create a Restore Point and then click Next. Name it what you wish" ......Could u explain this a little clearer please? .. Plus Im not fixing anything, I want to remove keys from Incredimail and Quicktime. Oh, and Thanks!

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:48 PM

Sorry scarlett,

You want to creat a Restore Point yourself.

Open System Restore.

Select 'Create a restore point'.

Click 'Next'.

You will the be offered the naming of it.

Click 'Next'.

A restore point will be made and you be 'told' this has been done.

Close System Restore.

How is that?

And by the way you can choose to save your Reg back-up to your desktop. As far as I know anything can be saved to the desktop and moved easily if you choose.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:56 PM

Cool thanks a bunch! That is kinda what I thought. Ive done a system restore before, but never have created a restore point. You have been a big help!
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:03 PM

Also an easier way scarlett is to open regedit(if you just want to back up registry and export to a file anyhwere on your pc!

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:14 PM

Thanks brunt! Im getting ready to do it now. Now that I know excactly what to do. :thumbsup:
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:27 PM

O.K. I created the restore point, & backed up the registery. Then I deleted all Incredimail & Quicktime Keys. When can I be sure that I no longer need Reg. backup ? 'Cause Id like to remove that too. Im running on very little memory and Im not able to get more at this time. O.S. > Windows ME
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 09:45 PM

Reboot a couple times do what you normally do if all is well delete

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 01:09 AM

Say something does happen after removal, how does one get to the backup? What I mean is with the regestery screwed up.


Thats a great question. What's an easy way to put it back to the way it was, for instance before you deleted a key or changed it's value? Answer that question and a complete system restore would not be necessary, I'd think.

I'll check into that line of thinking and would also appreciate some other's thoughts about it. :thumbsup:

(Knowing the file is in My Docs, I'd open it...navigate to the area I edited in the actual registry, highlight the previous value, copy, and go back to the registry and paste in the value. Multiple changes could be handled that way, up to a point, I'd think. Too many, and I guess I'd system restore...if I had it enabled in the first place. System restore is kinda of resource hawg, and I haven't always got it enabled, so I'd like to know of a reliable technique for those occasions I'm caught without my system restore points)

Edited by phawgg, 18 August 2004 - 01:18 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:07 AM

All you would have to do is double click the .reg file backup you made

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:58 AM

First off, everything is working just fine ! Thanks ! So Im removing backup. ... Secondly when doubleclicked, the .reg file backup has an option of > Merge. Ive only noticed this recently one other time. Which also was a backup file > Winshampoo. So what does merge do ? Does it replace , restore the file to the original location ? That would be to cool and easy. > O.S. Windows Me Hmmm...
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:09 AM

Yes scarlett it would move the backup reg file right back to where it was and overwrtie anything in the reg file!




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