your Windows Registry
updated on March 09, 2000 by Thomas
PLEASE READ -
All the registration (.reg) files here can be edited once
you unzip them, to do so, unzip the file to some directory,
right click on it & select Edit. You
may find it useful for informational purposes & for
creating your own registry “patches”.
This was prepared on a Windows98 Second edition system,
although many of the tweaks work on Windows95 as well.
begin by showing you how to backup & restore your
registry before you actually move onto making any changes to
up the registry
is always a good idea to keep backup copies of your registry
just in case you need to restore to a previous setting. From
the ever-helpful Microsoft
you start your computer successfully, Windows Registry
Checker (Scanreg.exe) creates a backup of system files and
registry configuration information (including user account
information, protocol bindings, software program settings,
and user preferences) once daily. Files that Windows
Registry Checker backs up include System.dat, User.dat,
System.ini, and Win.ini.
you should customize what the Windows Registry Checker will
& won’t do. Open your C:\Windows\Scanreg.ini
Scanreg.ini file contains the entries that determine how the
Registry Checker tool makes backup copies of your registry.
Edit the x values of the settings below.
value of 1 causes a backup copy of your registry to
be made the first time you start your computer on any given
day (determined by the system clock). A value of 0
disables the backing up of the registry.
a value of 1
automatically optimises your current registry if it contains
500KB+ of unused space. A value of 0
does not automatically optimise your current registry by
removing unused space.
use this value to set the maximum amount of registry
backups, e.g. a value of 5
saves the last 5 registry backups in the Windows\Sysbckup
folder. This value can be between 0 and 99.
When you restore a registry backup using Registry Checker
for MS- DOS (scanreg), only the five earliest backups are
by default this entry does not contain a value, and registry
backups are automatically saved in the Windows\Sysbckup
folder. If for some reason you wish to change where the
backup is stored then use this to do so. E.g. If you want to
change it to you C:\Backup directory then you would have BackupDirectory=C:\Backup.
I’d suggest just leaving the backup directory in its
NOTE – This next Scanreg.ini setting is recommended for advanced users only. & Must be manually added into the Scanreg.ini if you intend
to use it.
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