Backing up registry...

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    Ok, since Windows 2000 pro doesn't have auto backup of the registry like 98 does, is there a way I can do it? (I've installed ERUNT and have it at startup to backup, but it over-writes the previous entry).
     
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    From the readme.txt, it can be done using your Windows task scheduler:

    ... to backup only the system registry to different folders each day
    of the week you could use the integrated scheduler in Windows to
    schedule seven different ERUNT calls for each day:

    For Monday you would use the command line
    C:\ERUNT\ERUNT.EXE C:\ERDNT\Monday sysreg /noconfirmdelete

    For Tuesday you would use the command line
    C:\ERUNT\ERUNT.EXE C:\ERDNT\Tuesday sysreg /noconfirmdelete

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    I've never used the task Scheduler before, I cannot figure out how to get it to work right?...
     
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    This link should help:

    http://www.uwec.edu/help/WinXP/scheduledtasks.htm#advanced

    You will have to open the advanced properties of the task and add the command line switches shown above.

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    great Erunt batch file

    Found a fantastic little batch file that runs ERUNT the way you want it to. When you run the batch file, it runs ERUNT with each backup created in its own folder labeled with the current date and time.

    Check this thread for the file. There is a direct download link about halfway down.
     

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    HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=322754

    HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows NT 4.0
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=323170

    HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=322755

    HOW TO: Back Up, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=322756
     
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    Re: great Erunt batch file

    I like the batch file, however, where should I have it auto-run from? HKLM/Run key? or from the current users start-up folder? (Only 2 names registered on this system, bothe are mine, one is a user account, the other is my admin account) I am thinking of running it from HKLM/Run.
     
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    Re: great Erunt batch file

    Sorry for the delay in responding.

    That's a good question, I don't have it run automatically - just on-demand (whenever i'm about to install/remove something or run a registry cleaner). Are you sure you want to run it everytime you boot up? The backups aren't small (~15 to 25 Mb in my experience).

    Just guessing until I get home to try it out, but f your user account had the proper privledges, perhaps you could run it from HKCU/Run or even try in in the startup folder. If not, then HKLM/Run might work.

    To find out for certain, I would use Mike Lin's startup Conrol Panel to try each of these locations.
     
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