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No, not that I know of. System Restore maybe, but that only goes back so far. Even if there was such a utility it would likely break a lot of programs and more than likely cripple Windows to a point where you would have to reinstall anyway. Your Windows install will be unique to your PC. About the closest I've seen to what you want is Windows 8's refresh option. IMHO most if not all of those so called Registry cleaners and such do more harm than good and should be avoided.
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|09 Jul 2012||#3|
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Like alpha mentioned, no not really.
But there is a rather comprehensive way to backup and restore your registry entries manually yourself using the following procedures.
Backing up your registry hives
Make a batch file containing the following commands:-
if exist C:\Backups\COMPONENTS.OLD del C:\Backups\COMPONENTS.OLD if exist C:\Backups\SAM.OLD del C:\Backups\SAM.OLD if exist C:\Backups\SECURITY.OLD del C:\Backups\SECURITY.OLD if exist C:\Backups\SOFTWARE.OLD del C:\Backups\SOFTWARE.OLD if exist C:\Backups\SYSTEM.OLD del C:\Backups\SYSTEM.OLD if exist C:\Backups\NTUSER.OLD del C:\Backups\NTUSER.OLD ren C:\Backups\COMPONENTS COMPONENTS.OLD ren C:\Backups\SAM SAM.OLD ren C:\Backups\SECURITY SECURITY.OLD ren C:\Backups\SOFTWARE SOFTWARE.OLD ren C:\Backups\SYSTEM SYSTEM.OLD ren C:\Backups\NTUSER.DAT NTUSER.OLD REG SAVE HKLM\COMPONENTS C:\Backups\COMPONENTS REG SAVE HKLM\SAM C:\Backups\SAM REG SAVE HKLM\SECURITY C:\Backups\SECURITY REG SAVE HKLM\SOFTWARE C:\Backups\SOFTWARE REG SAVE HKLM\SYSTEM C:\Backups\SYSTEM REG SAVE HKCU C:\Backups\NTUSER.DAT
Every time you click on the batch file, older entries will be deleted and a newer copy of your hives will be created.
You can of course modify the location to any other valid location for restoration in case of trouble.
Restoring your registry hives
Here’s how to restore your Registry from the six hive backups:
1. Insert your Windows Installation Disc or System Repair Disc you can create from the following tutorial:-
System Repair Disc - Create
2. Click Next on the first Install Windows screen, and then click Repair
your computer on the second page.
3. On the System Recovery Options window, select Windows 7 in the list and then click Next.
4. Click Command Prompt.
5. In the Command Prompt window that appears, type the following commands to rebuild your Registry from your hive files:
REG RESTORE HKLM\COMPONENTS C:\Backups\COMPONENTS REG RESTORE HKLM\SAM C:\Backups\SAM REG RESTORE HKLM\SECURITY C:\Backups\SECURITY REG RESTORE HKLM\SOFTWARE C:\Backups\SOFTWARE REG RESTORE HKLM\SYSTEM C:\Backups\SYSTEM REG RESTORE HKCU C:\Backups\NTUSER.DAT
restore part of the Registry.
6. When you’re done, pop out your System Repair/Installation disc and restart your PC.
Hopefully this should be sufficient to restore functionality.
If it doesn't, the Registry may be sufficiently corrupted and an alternative solution is as follows:-
1. Open the Command Prompt as instructed in steps 1–4 above.
2. Type these commands to copy the files:
copy C:\Backups\COMPONENTS C:\Windows\System32\Config copy C:\Backups\SAM C:\Windows\System32\Config copy C:\Backups\SECURITY C:\Windows\System32\Config copy C:\Backups\SOFTWARE C:\Windows\System32\Config copy C:\Backups\SYSTEM C:\Windows\System32\Config copy C:\Backups\NTUSER.DAT C:\Users\your_user_folder
folder, which may or may not be the same as your user name.
If you don’t know the folder name, type dir C:\users to list all the user folders
on your PC.
If your user folder name has spaces in it, add quotation marks, like this:
copy C:\Backups\NTUSER.DAT "C:\Users\Binks .A. Bonks"
That's all there is to it!
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