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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rebon, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. rebon

    rebon Thread Starter

    Oct 21, 2001
    Can enyone advise me how to restore an old registry using win 2000 pro.
    Carnt seem to be able to use the old dos command (scanreg /restore) with win 200 pro.

  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Windows 2000, NT and XP don't have the Scanreg tool.

    From http://www.microsoft.com/windows200...url=/windows2000/en/server/help/regedit_o.htm

    To restore the registry

    Click Options, and then click Print to print these instructions. They will not be available after you shut down your computer in step 2.

    Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
    Click Restart, and then click OK.
    When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.
    Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER.
    NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.

    Use the arrow keys to highlight an operating system, and then press ENTER.

    Choosing Last Known Good Configuration provides a way to recover from problems such as a newly added driver that may be incorrect for your hardware. It does not solve problems caused by corrupted or missing drivers or files.
    When you choose Last Known Good Configuration, Windows 2000 restores information in registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet only. Any changes you have made in other registry keys remain.

    You can also make a backup of the Registry:

    1. Click Start, and then click Run. The Run dialog box appears.
    2. Type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor opens.
    3. Click the Registry menu and click Export Registry File.
    4. Verify the following items in the Export Registry File dialog box:
    Save in: Desktop
    File name: RegistryBackup
    Save as type: Registration Files
    Export range: All
    5. Click Save.
    6. Exit the Registry Editor.
    7. Verify that an icon labeled "RegistryBackup.reg" is on the desktop. The icon represents the backup file. Double-clicking the icon restores the backup.

    Good luck,
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