Re: How to save the current state of my XP machine.



Juan
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
Thaks for your response Dough, I will surely give some serious
consideration to your advice.

Thank again.

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"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:#9jUtLbVFHA.3188@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
No, as Shenan said, you'd likely lose settings for recently installed
applications, and other changes that were made to the system since you made
the backup. A full image will, of course, do the same thing. However,
programs like Image for Windows and its companion Image for DOS will work
with re-writable DVD media, so its quite possible that you could image a
system partition onto a couple of DVD's (depending on how much stuff you
had) and not have to go through so many discs.

--
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Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
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"Juan" <soyquiensoy@terra.com> wrote in message
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> Doug: How about Registry backups...
> would executing a full registry backup to a certain
> date not restore the system to the condition it was
> at that date?
>
> just wondering....
>
> -------------------------------------------
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> escribió en el mensaje
> news:uk$3tmRVFHA.3696@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> You may also want to see Help and Support for Automated System Restore
> (ASR). However, the built-in backup utility cannot span a backup across
> multiple CD's.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
> Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "DQ" <DQ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A7CF5B39-2E1C-4C94-935B-9CE0FF21D96E@microsoft.com...
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I recently bought a Dell Laptop with Windows XP Professional and software
>> bundle pre-installed. When I boot up my laptop, I can press the F12
> function
>> key and have the system (with some kind of Dell pre-installed utility)
> wipes
>> out every thing I had installed after purchasing the laptop and restore
my
>> laptop back to its original state when the machine was shipped to me.
And
>> this happens without having inserting any CD or diskette.
>>
>> I really like this capability and just wonder if I can do the same thing:
>> Having the machine back to a given point where I want it to be. For
> example,
>> after receiving this laptop, I make a connection to the Internet and
> upgrade
>> Windows with the latest patch. Now, I don't want to press F12 to have
the
>> system restore my machine back to its original. Rather, I want it to
> restore
>> itself back to the point where I had update its Windows XP with all of
the
>> latest patch, as of today.
>>
>> How can I do that?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:07 AM
Restoring to the original Registry backup may get you into the system, and at least let you back up anything you need to. If there are things you simply can't afford to lose, it definitely can't hurt.

And you're correct, if HKLM is corrupt, then it applies to all users. If its just the user portion of the Registry, then using a different account would/might allow you the ability to salvage what you need.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
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http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
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"Juan" <soyquiensoy@terra.com> wrote in message news:e4jyjpdVFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Thaks for your response Dough, I will surely give some serious
> consideration to your advice.
>
> Thank again.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> escribió en el mensaje
> news:#9jUtLbVFHA.3188@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> No, as Shenan said, you'd likely lose settings for recently installed
> applications, and other changes that were made to the system since you made
> the backup. A full image will, of course, do the same thing. However,
> programs like Image for Windows and its companion Image for DOS will work
> with re-writable DVD media, so its quite possible that you could image a
> system partition onto a couple of DVD's (depending on how much stuff you
> had) and not have to go through so many discs.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
> Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "Juan" <soyquiensoy@terra.com> wrote in message
> news:%23o4JbZaVFHA.1328@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Doug: How about Registry backups...
>> would executing a full registry backup to a certain
>> date not restore the system to the condition it was
>> at that date?
>>
>> just wondering....
>>
>> -------------------------------------------
>> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> escribió en el mensaje
>> news:uk$3tmRVFHA.3696@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> You may also want to see Help and Support for Automated System Restore
>> (ASR). However, the built-in backup utility cannot span a backup across
>> multiple CD's.
>>
>> --
>> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
>> Display\Security
>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com
>> --------------------------------
>> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>> --------------------------------
>> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>>
>> "DQ" <DQ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A7CF5B39-2E1C-4C94-935B-9CE0FF21D96E@microsoft.com...
>>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I recently bought a Dell Laptop with Windows XP Professional and software
>>> bundle pre-installed. When I boot up my laptop, I can press the F12
>> function
>>> key and have the system (with some kind of Dell pre-installed utility)
>> wipes
>>> out every thing I had installed after purchasing the laptop and restore
> my
>>> laptop back to its original state when the machine was shipped to me.
> And
>>> this happens without having inserting any CD or diskette.
>>>
>>> I really like this capability and just wonder if I can do the same thing:
>>> Having the machine back to a given point where I want it to be. For
>> example,
>>> after receiving this laptop, I make a connection to the Internet and
>> upgrade
>>> Windows with the latest patch. Now, I don't want to press F12 to have
> the
>>> system restore my machine back to its original. Rather, I want it to
>> restore
>>> itself back to the point where I had update its Windows XP with all of
> the
>>> latest patch, as of today.
>>>
>>> How can I do that?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Juan
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
I will follow your advice. Thanks again!...

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"Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> escribió en el mensaje
news:uZU5DPeVFHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Restoring to the original Registry backup may get you into the system, and
at least let you back up anything you need to. If there are things you
simply can't afford to lose, it definitely can't hurt.

And you're correct, if HKLM is corrupt, then it applies to all users. If
its just the user portion of the Registry, then using a different account
would/might allow you the ability to salvage what you need.

--
Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
Display\Security
Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
http://www.dougknox.com
--------------------------------
Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
--------------------------------
Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.

"Juan" <soyquiensoy@terra.com> wrote in message
news:e4jyjpdVFHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Thaks for your response Dough, I will surely give some serious
> consideration to your advice.
>
> Thank again.
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> escribió en el mensaje
> news:#9jUtLbVFHA.3188@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> No, as Shenan said, you'd likely lose settings for recently installed
> applications, and other changes that were made to the system since you
made
> the backup. A full image will, of course, do the same thing. However,
> programs like Image for Windows and its companion Image for DOS will work
> with re-writable DVD media, so its quite possible that you could image a
> system partition onto a couple of DVD's (depending on how much stuff you
> had) and not have to go through so many discs.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
> Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "Juan" <soyquiensoy@terra.com> wrote in message
> news:%23o4JbZaVFHA.1328@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Doug: How about Registry backups...
>> would executing a full registry backup to a certain
>> date not restore the system to the condition it was
>> at that date?
>>
>> just wondering....
>>
>> -------------------------------------------
>> "Doug Knox MS-MVP" <dknox@mvps.org> escribió en el mensaje
>> news:uk$3tmRVFHA.3696@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> You may also want to see Help and Support for Automated System Restore
>> (ASR). However, the built-in backup utility cannot span a backup across
>> multiple CD's.
>>
>> --
>> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
>> Display\Security
>> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
>> http://www.dougknox.com
>> --------------------------------
>> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
>> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
>> --------------------------------
>> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
>> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>>
>> "DQ" <DQ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:A7CF5B39-2E1C-4C94-935B-9CE0FF21D96E@microsoft.com...
>>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> I recently bought a Dell Laptop with Windows XP Professional and
software
>>> bundle pre-installed. When I boot up my laptop, I can press the F12
>> function
>>> key and have the system (with some kind of Dell pre-installed utility)
>> wipes
>>> out every thing I had installed after purchasing the laptop and restore
> my
>>> laptop back to its original state when the machine was shipped to me.
> And
>>> this happens without having inserting any CD or diskette.
>>>
>>> I really like this capability and just wonder if I can do the same
thing:
>>> Having the machine back to a given point where I want it to be. For
>> example,
>>> after receiving this laptop, I make a connection to the Internet and
>> upgrade
>>> Windows with the latest patch. Now, I don't want to press F12 to have
> the
>>> system restore my machine back to its original. Rather, I want it to
>> restore
>>> itself back to the point where I had update its Windows XP with all of
> the
>>> latest patch, as of today.
>>>
>>> How can I do that?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


Re: How to save the current state of my XP machine.