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Windows 9X Registry
Backing up and restoring the Windows 95 Registry
To make back up copies of the Windows 95 registry and system files, use the Emergency Recovery Utility.
The Emergency Recovery Utility is a Program designed to back-up system initialization files in the event of a system catastrophe. You can use this tool to create backups and store them on any drive, floppy, or network.
The ERU saves the Config.sys, Autoexec.bat, Win.ini, System.ini, Protocol.ini, User.dat, System.dat, System.ini, Io.sys, Command.com, and Msdos.sys and places them into a directory named ERU.
To backup the Registry using the ERU
To restore the backup system configuration files:
Note: To make a full backup, select another drive instead of floppy disk. You need to have config.sys and autoexec.bat files on the root directory, (they can be empty), for the Program to work. Microsoft recommends running it before making any major hardware or software changes to the system.