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Windows 7: Registry Question

31 Dec 2015   #11
Anak

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Quote:
Do you have an OS backup before you do the repair?
Yes, a system image is what I had in mind, it would have read better if I would have said; Do you have the operating system (OS) backed up before you do the repair?

My apologies for any confusion, and thanks bigmck for the clarification. I was in a bit of a rush this morning and my proofreading was off.


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31 Dec 2015   #12
copiman

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No problem Anak. Heck, it takes me 2 cups of coffee and at least an hour before I am functioning. I appreciate your help.

I am going to attempt a system image and a restore on a laptop of mine for practice prior to doing anything with the PC. FYI- I am a student in college for PC support and networking. I have done it with CDs before a long time ago but have never did it with a USB external drive. I started a thread in the backup and restore area on this site to help me with it. May take a day or so to get response. Looks like that forum is not having much activity. I can kill the laptop but I cannot kill the PC.

Thank you everyone for responding!!!!!!!!
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31 Dec 2015   #13
bigmck

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The best software for System Images is Macrium Reflect Free You should be making an image every week.
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31 Dec 2015   #14
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

You're welcome,

Using that USB drive should just be a matter of telling your Imaging program where to send the image/backup.

This is using windows backup, see #2:
Quote:
Back Up Manually
Once youíve configured automated backups, you can use the settings to run a backup manually at any time. Simply open Backup And Restore, and then click Back Up Now. If you want to manually create a system image backup, follow these steps:

1.
In Control Panel, under the System And Security heading, click the Back Up Your Computer link. In the left pane, click Create A System Image.

2.
On the Where Do You Want To Save The Backup page, use the options pro¨vided to specify a backup location. Click Next.

3.
On the Which Drives Do You Want To Include In The Backup page, the com¨puterís system drive is selected by default. You cannot change this selection, but you can add other drives to the backup image by selecting the related check boxes. Click Next to continue.

4.
Click Start Backup.

Source at bottom: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../ee872304.aspx
I see whs responded to your other thread in backup & restore: Performing 1st Image Backup whs is a good man, he's been teaching computers most of his life and you'll see we're partial to macrium here.
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31 Dec 2015   #15
copiman

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Thanks ya'll. With your help and those from my other thread, I will try this today.
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02 Jan 2016   #16
copiman

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Sorry for the delay getting back but I had to practice on making a system image and restoring on another PC before doing it on this PC. Doing a repair install solved my issue. The registry was wacked. Now my registry show just the Unknown and the contents are correct. When I open the unkown doc I get the open with box.
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03 Jan 2016   #17
Anak

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That's great news copiman! I'm happy to hear that you have it sorted out now.
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