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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LauraMJ, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Hi, all,

    I'm wondering about something. I know that there is a system restore and what it does :D But I've also seen reference to going to the "last good configuration," accessed when the computer boots, if I understand correctly. Is that different than the system restore? And if it is, what is the difference and what would be a reason for using one over the other?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Firah

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    Hi, LauraMJ,

    Last known good configuration restores the Registry, like scanreg /restore in win 98.
     
  3. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Wouldn't a system restore also restore the Registry?
     
  4. Dan O

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    You use the Last Known Good Configuration feature when you are unable to start Windows XP after you make a change to your computer, or when you suspect that a change that you just made may cause a problem. For example, you can use this feature if you are unable to start Windows XP after you install a new driver for your video adapter, or if you installed an incorrect driver, and have not yet restarted your computer.

    Othersiwise use System Restore. System Restore allows you to pick any date and if it does not work like you need you can select another or reselect the original settings.
     
  5. LauraMJ

    LauraMJ Administrator Thread Starter

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    Oh, I see, now. Thank you very much.

    Now I will know what to do if I ever can't get Windows to load. (y)
     
  6. Dan O

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    <<Wouldn't a system restore also restore the Registry?>>

    Yes, it does a quick System Restore with no options that restores the Registry.
     
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