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[Solved] reg restore

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by padutch, Nov 22, 2001.

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  1. padutch

    padutch Thread Starter

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    I guess this might be a dumb question. I have a reg patch to fix jpeg in the registry. All I have to do is to click on it and it repairs.
    Ok, so would it work to save the whole reg and then would I just be able to click on it to repair the registry? I know I can go to DOS and run a scanreg/restore but just wanted to know if this would work
    DUTCH
     
  2. Dan O

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    Yes. Also Windows 98/ME makes up to 5 backups of the registry. If you want more move the oldest one to another folder. Then from a DOS window or using Run type: SCANREG /BACKUP before running the fix.

    Good luck and Happy Thanksgivings.
     
  3. padutch

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    Hi DAN O ,
    Another dumb question. In your reply you said " yes " Well is that yes it is a dumb question or yes it will work to click on the saved reg file to restore? HA!
    DUTCH
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    Dutch, there is a difference between using scanreg /restore from DOS and using a saved .reg file to merge back a saved registry (or a part of one).

    The .reg file does not actually "replace" the existing registry with the saved one, but instead "merges" it. This means that while deleted or altered entries will be replaced by those still in the .reg file, added ones are not removed.

    On the other hand, restoring from DOS does a complete removal and restore.
     
  5. Dan O

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    Padutch,

    No questions a dumb question. So did you try it and is all now well?
     
  6. padutch

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    Thanks all and yes all is well!!! Best thing that ever happened to me was finding this site. I have learned so much thanks to all of you. Thing is I have so much more to learn so you will see me often. HA!
    DUTCH
     
  7. Dan O

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    You're welcome, and jump in and assist when you can, it helps you learn.
     
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