URGENT Copy XP registry as a backup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by petdevils, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    G'day all,

    Currently my XP is messed up and i plan to reinstall/reformat in a few days. Now what i want to do when i get it up again is keep a copy of the registry constantly updated on CDRW incase i have in problems later so i can simply wack in the CDRW and replace the file and fix any probs. I just want to use Win Regedit, if i do an "export" and create a *.reg file is that enough....is that an exact copy of the registry or is there a "fuller/better" way to do it? I did a test copy at the moment(while messed up ) and the file is a bout 60 megs in size (12 gig of stuff on harddrive) does that sound about the right size?

    Please let me know you're opinions asap as you guys surely know more about this shit than i, and i want to keep things smooth with my reinstall.

    Thanks for your time

    Sincerely

    Petdevils

    Edited by MdSalih:Please keep the language clean.
     
  2. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    I believe that www.winxpnews.com is running an article on that now. If not, it's in their archives or perhaps here in the archives. Doesn't system backup take care of that?? Anybody?? I don't use system backup, so I'm not totally sure about it's capabilities.....
     
  3. xsk8zerox

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    60 megs is huge for a registry. I thought the limit was 14 megs......?
     
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  5. RADEXTREMIST

    RADEXTREMIST Guest

    perhaps

    Perhaps "mate", a little less gutter language would make your devilish self a bit more productive???:confused:
     
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  7. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    Dear MdSalih

    Edited by MdSalih:Please keep the language clean.

    fair enuff, sorry man i thought that was merely a formality too be ignored as is the case on many other sites, i'll keep it clean for ya now i know. taa :)

    Sincerely

    Petdevils
     
  8. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    Re: perhaps

    Hey RADEXTREMIST

    "MATE" Relax a little will ya, no need to get an attitude, maybe the tip for you should be to keep it a little more friendly, sheesh. MdSalih said his bit and i respect that, i don't know y you felt you had to chime in?

    chill and get over it... considering it's your first post you're not starting out on a good foot.

    later
     
  9. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    Thanks to you other guys who offered suggestions, i had a look at these however they're not quite what i'm hoping to do.

    I simply want to know which is best: a copy of the registry straight exported straight from Regedit, or manually copying the registry in explorer (if the latter...then where is it and what is it called?)

    So if you know the answer than i'm all ears.

    Thanks again :)
     
  10. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    C:\windows\system32\config
    The files "SAM" Security" "Software" "System" and "default" are the permanent parts of the registry are stored as a set of files for HKLM
     
  11. RADEXTREMIST

    RADEXTREMIST Guest

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    "MATE" Relax a little will ya, no need to get an attitude, maybe the tip for you should be to keep it a little more friendly, sheesh. MdSalih said his bit and i respect that, i don't know y you felt you had to chime in?

    chill and get over it... considering it's your first post you're not starting out on a good foot.
    ____________________________________________________

    Sorry,(NOT!) I'm really a Win 2000 man learning, or trying to, why XP
    even exist :confused:

    Trust me though, I get enough trashmouths in my work and really need it not in a BBS forum. As for "y" I felt I should chime in, it's still a semi-free country and I really owe you no explanation and certainly need not your services as *judge* of my first post.. :cool:
     
  12. Grinder714

    Grinder714 Guest

    Re: Re: perhaps

     
  13. RADEXTREMIST

    RADEXTREMIST Guest

    I'd like too say.....(too all)

     
  14. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    Dear RADEXTREMIST,

    This is pointless agro, peace would be nice, i don't care for carrying this on. i made a mistake, i apologised, nothing more i can do. Hope you agree and no more agro in future ok. Have a good day.

    Petdevils
     
  15. petdevils

    petdevils Guest

    Eolis

    Hey Eolis,

    Nice sig man :)
     
  16. RADEXTREMIST

    RADEXTREMIST Guest

    Agree

    I too feel the string has served it's purpose. BTW, some of my best "e-friends" have been bred of a disagreement. :p

    Apology not even necessary, but THX! Take care man....
     
  17. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    Re: Eolis

    It's "borrowed", but thanx all the same, mate...:D

    Just foolin' with ya there.......;)