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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 12:12:09 PM

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Hi, I'm very new to XP and am just learning about System Restore.

I need to do a registry modification suggested in a Microsoft
KnowledgeBase article. Say I first set a System Restore breakpoint. If
if anything goes wrong can I totally return to how my system was before
I attempted the registry mod? Is everything returned to exactly the way
it was?

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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 12:12:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Yes, for most of the cases.

System Restore works a lot like the Undo command in Microsoft Word. You can
use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last
time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not
affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing
history, drawings, favorites, or e–mail) so you won't lose changes made to
these files.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport...

http://www.theeldergeek.com/system_restore.htm

--
Regards,
Pramit Roy


"Rick C." wrote:

> Hi, I'm very new to XP and am just learning about System Restore.
>
> I need to do a registry modification suggested in a Microsoft
> KnowledgeBase article. Say I first set a System Restore breakpoint. If
> if anything goes wrong can I totally return to how my system was before
> I attempted the registry mod? Is everything returned to exactly the way
> it was?
>
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 1:05:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Thanks, so this registry modification that I am about to make would get
totally undone if I do a System Restore?

In article <8B584B25-578A-4AA9-ACF3-D16609B7A68D@microsoft.com>,
PramitRoy@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> Yes, for most of the cases.
>
> System Restore works a lot like the Undo command in Microsoft Word. You can
> use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the last
> time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not
> affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents, browsing
> history, drawings, favorites, or eâ¤=3Fmail) so you won't lose changes made to
> these files.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport...
>
> http://www.theeldergeek.com/system_restore.htm
>
>
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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 1:31:04 PM

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Whats the exact mod you plan to make?

--
Manny Borges
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MCT, Certified Cheese Master

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-- Marty Feldman
"Rick C." <blue--nospam--.heron3@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d95dea292daa66c9898ec@msnews.microsoft.com...
Thanks, so this registry modification that I am about to make would get
totally undone if I do a System Restore?

In article <8B584B25-578A-4AA9-ACF3-D16609B7A68D@microsoft.com>,
PramitRoy@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> Yes, for most of the cases.
>
> System Restore works a lot like the Undo command in Microsoft Word. You
> can
> use System Restore to remove any system changes that were made since the
> last
> time you remember your computer working correctly. System Restore does not
> affect your personal data files (such as Microsoft Word documents,
> browsing
> history, drawings, favorites, or eâ¤=3Fmail) so you won't lose changes
> made to
> these files.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport...
>
> http://www.theeldergeek.com/system_restore.htm
>
>
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 1:39:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

In article <uMt6Yx4uFHA.3548@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>,
manny_borges@hotmail.com says...
> Whats the exact mod you plan to make?
>
>
They're in this Knowledgebase article for Outlook:
(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302107)
excerpted here:

**************

Locate the following keys for your operating system: For Microsoft
Windows NT and Microsoft Windows2000:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
Messaging Subsystem\Profiles\{current profile}\

After you locate the registry keys, export and delete the reference to
the Hotmail personal folders (.pst) file or the Hotmail account
settings.

**********

Though it does make me nervous that the instructions are for Windows
2000. I'm ASSUMING they would also apply to XP...
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 4:47:11 PM

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Hi Rick,

Yes, System Restore should restore this portion of the registry.

Another safeguard would be to highlight each registry key (in the left pane) affected, and
do File - Export. Name and save each key to the desktop. If something goes wrong, simply
double click on the exported .reg file to merge it back into the registry.

A third option would be to backup the entire registry using Erunt.

ERUNT: The Emergency Recovery Utility NT - Registry Backup and Restore for Windows
NT/2000/2003/XP
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

All About System Restore in WinXP
http://bertk.mvps.org

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org


Rick C. wrote:

>> Whats the exact mod you plan to make?
>>
>>
> They're in this Knowledgebase article for Outlook:
> (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302107)
> excerpted here:
>
> **************
>
> Locate the following keys for your operating system: For
> Microsoft Windows NT and Microsoft Windows2000:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging
> Subsystem\Profiles\{current profile}\
>
> After you locate the registry keys, export and delete the
> reference to the Hotmail personal folders (.pst) file or
> the Hotmail account settings.
>
> **********
>
> Though it does make me nervous that the instructions are
> for Windows 2000. I'm ASSUMING they would also apply to
> XP...
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 10:31:06 PM

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I shall also suggest you to kindly go throgh the following site too.It's
really very handy as far as System Restore is concerned.

http://bertk.mvps.org/

regards,
ssg MS-MVP

Rick C. wrote:
> Hi, I'm very new to XP and am just learning about System Restore.
>
> I need to do a registry modification suggested in a Microsoft
> KnowledgeBase article. Say I first set a System Restore breakpoint. If
> if anything goes wrong can I totally return to how my system was before
> I attempted the registry mod? Is everything returned to exactly the way
> it was?
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