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Windows 7: does w7 keep registry backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config?

10 Nov 2014   #1
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
does w7 keep registry backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config?

Hi

does w7 keep registry backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config?

is there a program that let me open and browse the backups?

thanks


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10 Nov 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drugo View Post
Hi

does w7 keep registry backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config?

is there a program that let me open and browse the backups?

thanks
I believe the location is "C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack"; I don't use it, so this is from memory.

I use Tweaking Registry Backup from Tweaking.com instead, which is free and superior in my opinion.
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10 Nov 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

drugo in all your threads you are to look in, change, copy paste or something in the registry.

If you could tell us what problem you have and are trying to fix we might be able to help.

One does not poke around in the registry because they can't find nothing else to do. You have a reason, could you explain.

If your not having problems with your system I suggest leaving the registry alone.
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08 Dec 2015   #4
Earnesto

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

"One does not poke around in the registry because they can't find nothing else to do. You have a reason, could you explain.

If your not having problems with your system I suggest leaving the registry alone."

A lot of us are not on the same step in time based on a lot of variables... But, once you get network file sharing working, installed the standard user apps, get the shared password lockers running & get backups and recovery options working, then we start thinking about fast pathing recovery.

Registry changes or corruption is one of the weak points that has been easier to deal with! In XP we would copy the Repair directory to another location on the hard drive as a backup process and then cascade 7 day of copies into a backup drive per user. Sure works nice, can be automated, and saves a lot of time when needed!

The Win7 C:\Windows\System32\Config looks like it has hive files in it when you browse there with Explorer, but, when I try to back up the hive that looks like it is there, my current App says the directory is empty.

Can you help with the real location of the files?
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08 Dec 2015   #5
Earnesto

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

"I use Tweaking Registry Backup from Tweaking.com instead, which is free and superior in my opinion."

Online research looks good... Can you tell me which version you are using, how long ago you downloaded it and how it has worked out for you?
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08 Dec 2015   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery Tells how to restore registry
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08 Dec 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drugo View Post
Hi

does w7 keep registry backup in C:\Windows\System32\Config?

is there a program that let me open and browse the backups?

thanks
Try doing it in Safe Mode. Maybe they are not open then.
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08 Dec 2015   #8
Earnesto

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

"Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery Tells how to restore registry"

Thanks, I went through that article and many others, saved links to the ones that made sense, but, have not written my prototype document yet.

The comments that have been made about most were basically, "Yeah, but users has lost some things here!"

I'm hoping to restore the hive and userprofile if I can within the framework of the last day or two.

The approach you are referencing seems like the right thing to do if the stuff in config has been trashed and there are no backups.

Have you used this process and how did it work out for you?
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