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Making a Backup of the Registry


  1. Open the Registry Editor
  2. On the Registry Menu select Export Registry file
  3. Select a location to save the file to
  4. Type a Name for the registry file
  5. Select All from the Export Range
  6. Click Save

To Restore, simply select Import Registry File from the Registry menu.

Another option for some (who have the Windows 95 CD-ROM): Use ERU.EXE on the Windows 95 CD-ROM. It is in the \Other\Misc\ERU directory.

To create a backup of your system configuration files, double-click the Eru.exe file and follow the instructions on the screen.

You will need to choose a location for storing the backup information. By default, the information is stored on a floppy disk in drive A. However, you can choose to store the backup information in another location, such a local hard disk or a mapped network drive. The files that are backed up by default are:

  1. Config.sys
  2. Autoexec.bat
  3. Win.ini
  4. System.ini
  5. Protocol.ini
  6. User.dat
  7. System.dat
  8. Io.sys
  10. Msdos.sys

For more information visit:

Windows 95, Getting Started: Emergency Recovery Utility