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Backing Up The Registry Using ERUNT

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Backing Up Your Registry with ERUNT
ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed. Compatible with Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7, 32 & 64-bit versions.
  • Download ERUNT
  • Double-click erunt_setup.exe to run.
  • Follow the prompts and install using the default configuration:
    • Select your preferred Setup language.
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    • At the Setup screen click Next.
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    • Accept the default destination folder by clicking Next.
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    • Accept the default Start Menu Folder.
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    • Accept the default Additional Tasks by Clicking Next.
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    • Ready to Install. Click the Install button.
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    • Say No to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later.
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    • Setup has completed. Tick the checkboxes to Show documentation, or Launch.
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  • Start ERUNT
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  • Choose a location for the backup
    The default location C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT\[today's date] is preferred
  • The first two check boxes are ticked by default (System registry and Current user registry).
  • Press OK
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  • When prompted, click YES to create a new folder.
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  • Progress bars will show backup status.
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  • A confirmation window will popup when complete.
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  • Click Ok to close.

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Just in case anyone is thrown by the "ERU for Windows NT" or by the install saying it's for "Windows NT/2000/XP", it seems to work fine with Vista Home Premium.

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Yes, it hasn't been updated for some time, but ERUNT works just fine with all versions of Windows Vista, and with 64-bit versions of XP and Vista. Updated the first post.
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Great Tool. I will be adding to my toolbox!
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Just a word of caution to all:

Installing ERUNT also installs NTREGOPT by default. This is a "registry optimization tool" that completely hosed the last computer I tried it on (as a test, luckily).

Registry cleaners are not recommended here at Geeks to Go. :)

Please do not use NTREGOPT.

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Thanks for the heads up, Troy!
So happy I did a search before "testing" that little trinket.
Maybe it would be a good idea to add this caveat here:
http://www.geekstogo...-Log-t2852.html

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This post is a bit more detailed than the one in the Canned speech at

http://www.geekstogo...ry-t117900.html

I presume the one in the Canned speech section is the "official" one though - in which case I would point out that there is a typo in the first red italicised section - "preform" instead of "perform" - and the same appears in the code box.

Couldn't post that there as the thread is closed. This looked like the next best place.
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Except you posted a link to a private forum - it would have been more appropriate to post this in GeekU. :). I've made the correction.
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Oh sorry - I didn't realise I had wandered out of school! (Had so many windows open at once)
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I hope I am posting this in the correct spot. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium.

I have installed ERUNT. I've followed the step by step directions. I get this message:

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Did I do something wrong or is there something similar to this program that I can install and run correctly? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-L

Edited by LavCea, 02 April 2009 - 05:37 PM.

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Right-click on the ERUNT icon and select "Run as administrator".

This should give it full priviledges and allow it to create the file.

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Right-click on the ERUNT icon and select "Run as administrator".

This should give it full priviledges and allow it to create the file.

Troy



Thank you Troy. I ran as administrator and it did exactly what the tutorial said it would. I appreciate the help.

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No worries, perhaps I can convince Admin to edit it in.

It's a security feature whereby Vista will try and run the program with standard (limited) user rights, however for programs that make or access system features, Administrator status is needed. Unfortunately, many people are conditioned to XP where the general account for use was made an Administrator account, which allowed everything... Hence the ease for infections... And hence why it's not a good idea to turn UAC off in Vista.

And as ERUNT is accessing the registry and creating a copy of it, it needs administrator access. :)

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@troy..
wow thanks in a million times for that post bout run as admin and ntregopt, coz b4 i thought my pc's corrupted hahaha
it really helped me!
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Well it was just a side-comment to the tutorial, but I'm glad it helped! :)

Don't forget that the staff here at Geeks to Go don't recommend using registry cleaners of any sort.

Troy
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