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This article describes how to back up and restore the Windows 95 registry files.
To back up and restore the Windows 95 registry files, use one of the following methods:
Method 1To back up your registry files, follow these steps:
Method 2You can use the Windows 95 Emergency Recovery Utility to create a backup of your system configuration and registry files and restore these files in case a problem should occur.
For information about using the Windows 95 Emergency Recovery Utility, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/139437/EN-US/ )Windows 95 Emergency Recovery Utility
Additional InformationWindows 95 stores information about the hardware and software in your computer in the System.dat and User.dat files. The System.dat and User.dat files should be treated as a pair. You should back them up together as a pair and restore them together as a pair. These files are hidden, read- only files.
Note that if you are using user profiles, you should also backup the User.dat files located in the following folders
where <username> is the name of each person that logs on to Windows 95.
If the registry is damaged, various errors may occur, or your computer may not start properly. For information about troubleshooting registry problems, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/131431/EN-US/ )How to Troubleshoot Registry Errors in Windows 95
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