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Old 11-20-2011, 09:42 PM
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In win xp when i couldn't do a system restore i would boot from ubcd4win and manually copy the 5 reg files to sys\config.
In Win7 it works differently and if the sys restore option from the boot repair doesnt work i'm stuck.
Does anyone know how to do this? I can't remember where I saw the original tip to see if they updated it.
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Could be totally off the mark but the latest TN newsletter mentions a program called system restore explorer which might help you out.

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thats the article that reminded me to post my question. I keep getting an error when i run it and it doesnt seem to be for remote systems.
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In win xp when i couldn't do a system restore i would boot from ubcd4win and manually copy the 5 reg files to sys\config.
In Win7 it works differently and if the sys restore option from the boot repair doesnt work i'm stuck.
Does anyone know how to do this? I can't remember where I saw the original tip to see if they updated it.
Thanks.
In Win7 the registry backups are in \system32\config\backup
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its called RegBak and its the originals, im looking for the ones inside system volume.
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Are you saying the files in System32/config/regback are the -original- files from the installation? Mine are just dated from 9 days ago, and I last rebooted 4 days ago.
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Are you saying the files in System32/config/regback are the -original- files from the installation? Mine are just dated from 9 days ago, and I last rebooted 4 days ago.
I read it as being they are the -current- registry files, backed up.
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Yes, Regback should contain backup of latest files. Unlike with XP I've not had as much joy with this in W7 though...

Ps have you tried a number of different restore points when doing sys restore from boot recovery? Sometimes a few will be corrupted and not work but one will - not necessarily in any order e.g. the ok one might be in the middle of 5 corrupt ones...
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its called RegBak and its the originals, im looking for the ones inside system volume.
Oh yes, regbak. Not the originals, they are recent.

But if you mean system restore reg backups, along with everything else system restore related in Win7 I believe they are stored as volume shadow copies.
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Yes, I am referring to the files stored in the volume system copies. I winxp i used to be able to use the reg files from there to restore from. In win7 I cant figure out how to do it.
Has anyone played around with this?

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sometimes all are corrupt. this is when i would use the trick of loading these files from there.
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im not sure if its the originals or not but its for sure not a set from a moth ago which is what i like to sue in winxp.
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