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Windows 7: Manually restore registry from restore points

23 Jul 2010   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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Both restore the registry and all system files as needed back to a given date/time.
No.Only in Vista and Win 7 can restore all system files.XP only registry files
That is ABSOLUTELY false. Where are you getting that information? I do System Restore on XP all the time for customers. It affects ALL files other than user data.

Taken from: How to restore Windows XP to a previous state

"This article describes how to use the System Restore tool to return your computer to a previous state. System Restore takes "snapshots" of critical system files and some program files and registry settings and stores this information as restore points. If your computer is not functioning correctly, you can use these restore points to return Windows XP to a previous state when your computer was functioning correctly. It can also change scripts, batch files, and other kinds of executable files on your computer.

This article is for a beginning to intermediate computer user.

Note System Restore does not affect personal files, such as e-mail, documents, or photos. You can only restore files that you have deleted if you have made backups of those files. "

Please, Please, PLEASE check your facts before you post here. You may mean well and mislead a novice user.
Very sound advice.
Very experienced advice.

Shooting from the hip is easy. Hitting the target is something else.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

I googled all over the place about this and found this thread. Every MS OS after XP sucks so bad that they removed almost every opportunity to fix the system after it breaks. You can only do repair install from the desktop now because only people with perfectly working, bootable systems would need to run a repair install, right?
And of course, the registry hives are not conveniently where they always were before so you could manually do it after a botched System Restore like the one I had just now. Sigh.
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