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WinPE support for Registry (Backup) Restore
« on: January 28, 2019, 06:30:26 AM »
Thank you for Tweaking Registry Backup.
Made scheduled backups for a long time now, but happily never had to use it (restore)
Now I tested if I could restore a backup from within a bootable WinPE environment.
Unfortunately Registry Backup refers to drive X which is the WinPE ram-drive,
and backups in C:\Regbackup cannot be selected to restore.
Changing backup location in setting.ini didn't solve the problem.
i.m.h.o. it would be a great improvement when RegistryBackup could be used from within WinPE,
especially when Windows doesn't boot anymore due to registry issues.

Thanks in advance
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 06:50:45 AM by Tweaks »

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Re: WinPE support for Registry (Backup) Restore
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 06:48:57 AM »
For Win 10 I use Macrium Reflect Free and Windows own Create a system image in Win 7 for creating system images onto external HDDs.

Both need a bootable disk to restore with which gets around a non bootable machine.

Have you considered this as an alternative to your idea ?

You still have the option to use an install disk to use the restore point option from the Windows Recovery Environment.
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Re: WinPE support for Registry (Backup) Restore
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 07:26:25 AM »
@Boggin
Yes, I am familiar with these “alternatives”.
Single purpose boot.iso’s are very limited and ancient solutions.
Now a day there are open source WinPE environments which are as good and complete as a fully operational Win10 O.S.  specially designed (and equipped) for all thinkable tasks of system management and recovery.
I personally use a highly customized boot.wim of Bob.OMB’s WinPE with which I can do everything I can imagine (except Tweakers.com RegistryBackup 😉)
including Macrium and WRE.

Bob.Omb’s WinPE
https://win10rescue.com/index.php?topic=118.0

Gandalf’s WinPE
http://windowsmatters.com/2018/07/10/gandalfs-win10pe-x64-redstone-3-build-16299-version-07-10-2018/

Sergei Strelec’s WinPE
http://sergeistrelec.ru/winpe-10-8-sergei-strelec-english/


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Re: WinPE support for Registry (Backup) Restore
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 02:15:58 PM »
I'll pass on your suggestion to Shane but he'd probably have to rewrite the program so such WPEs could find the path to the back ups but as there are already alternative solutions, he may pass on that.
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Re: WinPE support for Registry (Backup) Restore
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 02:09:31 AM »
So that leaves Tweaking Registry Backup to be a Registry restore-program that is useless when Windows won't start anymore due to a registry problem.
Bit weird, while the most important function of a backup-program is to restore when needed.
if I have to use Macrium, I don't need Tweaking backups.
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Re: WinPE support for Registry (Backup) Restore
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 03:18:25 AM »
The registry back ups are more for an in situ fall back and not for major recovery.

That is why it is advocated to create system images - registry back ups won't help if the HDD goes down.
Tom.