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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #125 on: May 30, 2012, 10:13:16 PM »

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #126 on: May 30, 2012, 10:28:48 PM »
I'm not so good at English but feels like it should be "however" not "how ever", this is under "How do you use the program?"

And under "What settings does the program offer?"  now the text is:
 
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The program offers the following setting.
"Change Backup Location"
Default backup location is in the same folder as the program in the "Backups" folder.

When you install the program this setting is enabled by default and sets the backup folder to "C:\RegBackup\" (or what ever drive Windows is on)
"Auto Delete Old Backups"
This is enabled by default.
This will auto delete old backups from the backup location and for the current system only. It will not delete old backups for other systems. (Example: You run the program from a thumb drive or network location for multiple systems) The auto delete function only runs when doing a new backup.
maybe it can be like this:

The program offers the following setting.

"Change Backup Location"
Default backup location is in the same folder as the program in the "Backups" folder.
When you install the program this setting is enabled by default and sets the backup folder to "C:\RegBackup\" (or what ever drive Windows is on)

"Auto Delete Old Backups"
This is enabled by default.
This will auto delete old backups from the backup location and for the current system only. It will not delete old backups for other systems. (Example: You run the program from a thumb drive or network location for multiple systems) The auto delete function only runs when doing a new backup.


But I think it's very good and informative text!

Maybe this will help somebody how to create a bootable Live USB.
Here is 3 examples of how to create easy to use bootable Live USB drives
 
1. Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 - http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/  "Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install."

2. UNetbootin - http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/  UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

3. YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/  "It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more."
-I like this one because I can use a NTFS USB Hard Drive and have several program on the usb or hard drive.

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #127 on: May 30, 2012, 10:32:53 PM »
Thanks!

Page updated.

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #128 on: May 30, 2012, 10:45:51 PM »
In page 1 there is no double quotes on Scheduling Options under "What settings does the program offer?"

In page 2 I found this:" Instead of "Tweaking.com - Registry Backup Trouble Shooting" if think it should be
Tweaking.com - Registry Backup TroubleShooting"

You've covered a lot in page 1 and 2.  :cheesy:

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #129 on: May 30, 2012, 10:54:48 PM »
Thanks  :cheesy:

Got those changed.

Just finished the first video on how to use the program. Going to upload it in a few and then get your feedback.

Next videos are how to do the 3 advanced restores.

You can tell I am nervous in the video because my mouth is so dry LOL

By the way, I didnt prepare for this video, I just started and talked as I went along lol

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #130 on: May 30, 2012, 10:59:28 PM »
OK video #1

Let me know what you think. I will post it on the youtube channel after you guys say it is ok. Going to start the others now.

http://tweaking.com/files/Tweaking.com-RegistryBackupHowtousetheprogram.mp4

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #131 on: May 30, 2012, 11:16:15 PM »

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #132 on: May 30, 2012, 11:22:01 PM »
In page 2 It should probably be Troubleshooting not as I wrote the TroubleShooting no big s in the shooting, I was little too quick there.   :shy:

Great video, but if I never have used the the program before I did not understand if I were to click on "create schedule" or it would be created anyway at 1:23.

At 2:57 when you click through, it goes very quickly there, if you're a beginner, maybe they find it difficult to keep up. But on the other hand they can always use the pause to see how you did

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #133 on: May 30, 2012, 11:27:02 PM »
I didnt click create schedule lol

Should I redo it?

Here is vid #3, one more to go.
http://tweaking.com/files/tweaking.com_regbackup_win7_recovery.mp4

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #134 on: May 30, 2012, 11:35:07 PM »
"Video #2 Xp recovery console"  Looked very good.  :cheesy:

Did not know you had to write "Set allowallpahts = true" to get permission and use the batch command to call that file.

Is it possible to just record create schedule and edit it in the current video?

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #135 on: May 30, 2012, 11:35:42 PM »

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #136 on: May 30, 2012, 11:37:02 PM »
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Is it possible to just record create schedule and edit it in the current video?

Dont know, I could leave it and just make a video showing how to make a schedule?

But I didnt click the button because its just one click. It is set to logon by default now and the person can edit it in the task scheduler.

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #137 on: May 30, 2012, 11:47:56 PM »
I didn't mean that you needed to click the button for real, but that you should have told that you have to click to create backup schedule. Just like you say in the first video at 3:45: Hit restore now - done. :wink:

The last video looked great. One sees that you have worked with computers for a while, you click and write very fast =)

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #138 on: May 31, 2012, 12:11:13 AM »
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The last video looked great. One sees that you have worked with computers for a while, you click and write very fast =)

Turn 33 this June. Been in computers since I was 15 :-)

Its midnight for me. Time for bed.

I will post all for video links again for the others.

And based on feedback I will remake any needed videos, or get them published on the you tube channel and finish the videos page.

http://tweaking.com/files/Tweaking.com-RegistryBackupHowtousetheprogram.mp4
http://www.tweaking.com/files/Tweaking.com_Reg_backup_xp_recovery_console.mp4
http://tweaking.com/files/tweaking.com_regbackup_win7_recovery.mp4
http://www.tweaking.com/files/Tweaking.com_RegBackup_Using_Live_CD.mp4

Night!

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #139 on: May 31, 2012, 04:49:39 PM »
Online Help.

The part: "Auto Delete Old Backups"

You should mention the default is 30 days.

Maybe: This is enabled by default and set to 30 days.

Under: What advantages is are there versus ERUNT? (change is to are)

Change the link to
Code: [Select]
<a href=http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724917%28v=vs.85%29.aspx >RegSaveKey function</a> so RegSaveKey function is what will show in the help.

Erunt can not also restore other profile registry files if they are not loaded. Tweaking.com - Registry backup can restore them all.

Maybe reword to:

ERUNT can not restore other profile registry files if they are not loaded during the backup process. Tweaking.com - Registry backup saves and restores them all.

Actually, all occurrences of Erunt should be changed to ERUNT since that's the program name.

This section needs to be expanded a bit I think:

Tweaking.com - Registry Backup takes this into account and finds the proper drive Windows is on. It can ever restore user profile registries as well.

Something like:

Tweaking.com - Registry Backup takes this into account and finds drive the registry was saved from using a locator or marker file called tweaking.com-regbackup-DELL-P370-Microsoft-Windows-7-Professional-(64-bit).dat which is stored in the \Windows folder of the drive during the backup process.

Also explain a bit what user profile registries as well are.

Suggestions for: What restore options does the program have?

The main restore is built into the program, requires a single click and can be run in Windows Safe Mode. The program also creates a batch file called dos_restore.cmd with each backup. It is stored in the same folder the backup is stored in. It should be used from the Recovery Console if Windows won't boot.

The program stores the backup with the full folder path of the registry files, exactly as they are stored on the Windows boot drive. So if you don't have the Recovery Console you can use any Live CD like Ubuntu or Puppy to boot, browse the hard drive to the backup. Copy and paste the backup files to the root of the drive. More info and how to do this is in the video section.

I don't have a CD drive, how can I use the Ubuntu Live CD?

Here is are 3 examples of how to create easy to use bootable Live USB drives

Page 2:

Solution #1


Change the link
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http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/repair_volume_shadow_copy_service.html to
Code: [Select]
<a href=http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/repair_volume_shadow_copy_service.html>Repair Volume Shadow Copy Service </a> so you see Repair Volume Shadow Copy Service instead of the link itself.

Solution #2
VSS error 8193 in Event Viewer

HKey_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Please open the registry editor (regedit) by clicking the Start orb then typing regedit and pressing Enter.

Expand the key shown above and check if there is an entry that has a ".bak" value appended. If so, this may be the cause of the failure when trying to resolve the SID of the writer.

Please backup the registry key first (right click on it and select Export), and then delete that entry with the extra ".bak"

Then reboot.


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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #140 on: May 31, 2012, 05:01:16 PM »
Thanks bud. All changes made. :wink:

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #141 on: May 31, 2012, 05:24:19 PM »
The video help files are excellent!!!!!

One thing. When you are changing directories in a CMD Prompt, type hte first few characters then press the Tab key to auto-complete it. Makes it simpler for long, complex names.
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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #142 on: May 31, 2012, 05:37:15 PM »
FYI: Posted a blurb in the GeeksToGo Tech Staff area on your program. Hopefully you will have several folks from there giving it a try. Plan in posting on sevenforums.com as well soon.
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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #143 on: May 31, 2012, 07:09:44 PM »
Awesome :-)

The program will be released this Sunday.

About the videos. They are not scripted or even planned or practiced lol

I just loaded it up and started talking.  :wink:

I think I will go ahead and get the videos upload to you tupe and put on page 3 of the help pages.

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #145 on: June 01, 2012, 11:55:00 PM »
I did a full scan on my computer with Emi-Soft AntiMalware and the program found a suspect file in vss_pause.exe in Registry Backup Portable. So I got to http://www.virscan.org/ and scan the file there and 14% Scanners (5/36) found malware! And in https://www.virustotal.com/ found 6/42.  I think it's probably a false alert, but I wanted to let you know!


Here is the scanner which show malware:


BitDefender                    Gen:Trojan.Heur.VP2.bm0@am3VXehi

Emsisoft                          Trojan.Win32.Spy!IK

F-Secure                         Gen:Trojan.Heur.VP2.bm0@am3VXehi

GData                              Gen:Trojan.Heur.VP2.bm0@am3VXehi

Ikarus                              Trojan.Win32.Spy

TrendMicro-HouseCall    TROJ_GEN.R47B5EQ



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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #146 on: June 02, 2012, 09:44:18 PM »
Yeah and each one of them it says "GEN" which is generic.

false positive. The funny part, there isnt a single line of code int hat exe! It is simply an exe that runs till the program kills it, it is there so the vss shadow knows when to kill the snapshot it made.

They flagged a codeless exe as a threat lol

Guess I will add some code to it just to have it not get flagged. I will then upload the exe to test on those sites before tomorrows release :-)

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #147 on: June 03, 2012, 11:47:25 AM »
Well that was an easy fix.

I was compiling the exe's in P-code. For smaller size.

I simply complied the exe in native code, changed nothing else and now they are not getting flagged lol

All the exes are now a little bigger, but they will run faster.

Releasing the program today :-)

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #148 on: June 03, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
Program is now out of beta!

v1.0.0 is released.
http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/registry_backup.html

Thanks a TON to all of you for helping make the program better. :cheesy:

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Re: Registry Backup Beta
« Reply #149 on: June 03, 2012, 01:23:42 PM »
We all wish you  n :wink:othing but the best for those 4 tuitions.  :wink: