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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2012, 08:27:49 PM »
And....Ready for testing :-)

Tweaking.com - Registry Backup v0.9.0 Beta is ready for testing :-)

Tweaking.com - Registry Backup is a free backup tool that will use the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup your system registry.

Microsoft recommends using the Volume Shadow Copy to backup up the registry. This grabs a complete backup of the registry hives as they are. Some other registry backup programs use the Windows API RegSaveKey instead.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724917%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Quote From Microsoft:
"Applications that back up or restore system state including system files and registry hives should use the Volume Shadow Copy Service instead of the registry functions."

"Using RegSaveKey together with RegRestoreKey to copy subtrees in the registry is not recommended. This method does not trigger notifications and can invalidate handles used by other applications."


By using the Volume Shadow Copy instead of the RegSaveKey API this registry backup program is safer to use.

More information on the program will come as the beta gets a good testing from users.
I will have help files, f.a.q and how to videos done with the final release.

If you wish to help beta test feel free to give it a try.

The backup process is extremely safe as it isn't touching any of your system files. It is reading from the volume copy service only.

If you encounter any bugs or have any feedback to make the program better just post in the forums.

http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/registry_backup.html

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2012, 12:23:58 PM »
HI Shane
I wanted to give you a brief update.
I have tried to spread the word but one forum removed my post and I am getting flack from others.
Tim's MG forum - one person quoted Tim that there is a new registry program at tweaking .com but not to use it as it is beta. Earthling(a mod) typically trashed the whole idea but he does that with everything.
I do not want to seem presumtuous but Britec created a great video/tutorial as to how to use Win 7 x64 with ERUNT and placed it in YouTube.
I know it is work but I wonder if you could do the same and let people know there is such a video.
It would be a great enticement.
Britec's was a step by step workaround and it was great. I can give you the link if you wish to see it.
Well I am putting the gloves on again.
Cheers,
Peter

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2012, 12:26:07 PM »
I will also be making a video for the program. But want to wait till it is out of beta so I dont have to make it again if there is a lot of changes :-)

Program is pretty simple. Open it, hit backup. Thats it :-)

Why did Earthling(a mod) typically trashed the whole idea?

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2012, 12:40:48 PM »
Shane
I just read your statement about making the video as I was reading further about the program. I can't wait to use it.
Earthling is like that. Ask David Parry at MG's. David and I have had a few conversations as Earthling borders on rude and ascerbic.
Windows 7 did not like me mentioning it, but the other Windows seven seems ok with it.
When Parry tries it and your video is out I will jump in.
Your logic to make the video when it is finalized is sound. Again, why didn't i think of that? :thinking:
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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2012, 12:42:53 PM »
I found the post at MG and replied to it LOL

I can't help it. I defend my work :-)

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2012, 12:53:47 PM »


Good for you - if nothing else I am honest.
I am off to see him blush.
I just defended the program in Win 7 forum.
A person posted,"Why bother with your new program when all you hav to do with ERUNT is run Win 7 as admin."
I referred him to this :                                     http://youtu.be/h26tfWJSvPg

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2012, 12:56:58 PM »
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Why bother with your new program when all you hav to do with ERUNT is run Win 7 as admin

Erunt uses the RegSaveKey API to backup the registry. Microsoft says no no to that  :wink:

I was going to us the API as well till I found this info.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724917%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Quote From Microsoft:
"Applications that back up or restore system state including system files and registry hives should use the Volume Shadow Copy Service instead of the registry functions."

"Using RegSaveKey together with RegRestoreKey to copy subtrees in the registry is not recommended. This method does not trigger notifications and can invalidate handles used by other applications."

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2012, 07:54:44 PM »
Hey Shane,
 I take it that you will integrate your new registry back up program into advanced system tweaker soon instead of erunt?



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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2012, 08:18:32 PM »
Yeah I will once it is out of beta. :wink:

I truly do like erunt. And I am tempted to add it to the program as a fall back option if the volume shadow copy service fails.

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2012, 10:04:58 AM »
There is now some chatter about your program in What the Tech.

I was referred  to a link which they think is good yet I think it is your program.
I am not sure of this.
Ztruker has some comments you would be interested in. He said the portable version did not work and has comments about more of your work.
Maybe you should touch bases with him as he is interested and interesting.
Peter

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Re: erunt gui
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2012, 10:34:50 AM »
He was kind enough to post here and let me know :-)
http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,278.0.html

Just waiting for him to reply with some more info.

v0.9.2 is out

Shane