Windows 7 is more secure and stable than the previous versions Microsoft desktop OSes, it also provides more flexible way to manage your PC. However, low quality software may change system configurations, or even cause system crash. In addition to Windows built-in system protection, you can also Restore previous versions of Windows Registry hives manually in Windows 7, which gives you another way to fix the problem.
- Make sure you are using Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate edition and have system protection turn (which is enabled by default). If you are using other editions Windows 7, please refer to Enable Previous Versions feature in Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium to extract the files to be mentioned.
- In order to access the system protected folder, you need to turn off Windows 7 UAC (User Account Control).
- Browse C:\Windows\System32\Config in Windows Explorer.
- Right-click on the blank area of the folder, choose Properties from the menu.
- Switch to "Previous Versions" tab, double-click the appropriate folder with your desired data and time.
- Copy the registry hive files you need to another place.
- If the Windows Security prompt pops up, just confirm it.
- Now you have extracted the backup versions of windows registry, the next step is to load registry hives and recover Windows configurations or load the registry hives and export specific keys.
Be careful when you process the above steps, always make a backup before applying the changes.
Data protection is a growing cause of concern for more and more people today. Virus attacks or other troubles will damage your system as well as lose your personal data. Continuous data protection (CDP), also called continuous backup or real-time backup, refers to backup of your data by automatically saving a copy of every change made to them, essentially capturing every version of the data that you save. It allows you to restore data to any point in time. This guide will walk you through the steps to Restore files to previous versions with Genie Timeline.
Data protection is a growing cause of concern for more and more people today. Virus attacks or other troubles will damage your system as well as lose your personal data. Continuous data protection (CDP), also called continuous backup or real-time backup, allows you to restore data to any point in time. This guide will walk you through the steps to Restore files to Restore files to previous versions with Oops! Backup.
I'm using Windows 7 that connected to a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller, and I need to access network shares on this server. Strangely, I've found the Previous Versions of a file are actually the same, which means, they all have the same date/time stamp. What's up? How to Fix Windows 7 problems when accessing previous versions of Windows Server 2003 files?
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