Revo Uninstaller Pro Online User's Manual

9. Restore Full Registry Backup

9.1. Windows XP

  • Option 1: Starting the Windows Recovery Console from the Windows CD-ROM

    If you have not preinstalled the Windows Recovery Console, you can start the computer and use the Recovery Console directly from your original Windows installation disc. If your computer is already in Windows and you want to add the Windows Recovery Console as a startup option, go to the next section "Adding the Windows Recovery Console as a startup option."

    • Insert the Windows CD into your CD drive and restart your computer. If you are prompted, select any options required to start (boot) from the CD.
    • When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Select the repair or recover option by pressing R.
    • If you have a dual-boot or multi-boot system, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
    • When you are prompted, type the Administrator password.

  • Option 2: Adding the Windows Recovery Console as a startup option

    If your computer starts Windows, you can add the Windows Recovery Console as a startup option from the Windows environment. To install the Recovery Console as a startup option, follow these steps:

    • With Windows running, insert the Windows CD into your CD drive.
    • Click Start and click Run.
    • Type the following commands (where X: is the CD Drive letter), and then press ENTER on your keyboard X:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

      Note: There is a space before /cmdcons.

    • Click OK and follow the instructions to finish Setup.

      Note: This adds the Windows Recovery Console to the Windows Startup folder.

    • Restart your computer and select the Recovery Console option from the list of available operating systems.>

  • Option 3: If you have already installed the Recovery Console

    If you have already installed the Recovery Console, you can select it during your usual Windows Startup. To run the Recovery Console:

    • During Startup, select Recovery Console from the startup options menu.
    • If you have a dual-boot or multi-boot system, select the installation you want to access from the Recovery Console.
    • When you are prompted, type the Administrator password.
    • At the command prompt, type Recovery Console commands, and then you can refer to the commands listed in the "Available commands within Windows Recovery Console" section.
    • Select your Windows installation.
    • Type the administrator password. Press enter if you don't have one.
    • Enter the following commands: (Assuming you have installed Windows on “Local Disk (C :)”)
      • Step 1: CD “C:\Documents and Settings”
        (The above command contains quotation marks and you should type them too)
      • Step 2: DIR
        (A list with folder names will show up, you will see your user name – remember it for the next step)
      • Step 3: CD “XXX\Local Settings\Application Data\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\RegBackup\Daily\”
        (You should replace XXX with the user name you saw in the previous step, the above command contains quotation marks and you should type them also)
        OR
        Step 3:CD “XXX\Local Settings\Application Data\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\RegBackup\Last\”

        There are two folders with Full Registry Backup. The first folder is named Daily because it is created once a day – once each day when Revo Uninstaller Pro is started. Second full Registry backup is created on each uninstall of a program. If you are sure that you want to restore full Registry backup created before uninstalling of a program use second option for Step 3 – Last.

        For example, in the following scenario:
        Run Revo Uninstaller Pro for the first time for that day – Daily full Registry backup is created
        Uninstall a program – Last full Registry backup is created
        Uninstall second program – Last full Registry backup is overwritten
        Uninstall third program – Last full Registry backup is overwritten
        The Daily backup will revert all changes as if no program has been uninstalled. The Last backup will revert only the last changes made by uninstalling the last program.

      • Step 4:BATCH Restore.dat
        Press ENTER after each step!
      • Step 5: Remove any Windows CD/DVD and restart your PC

9.2. Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Restart the computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment installed on your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows Advanced Options menu.
  2. On top of the menu select the "Repair Your Computer" option
  3. You will then have to go through a few steps until you see the System Recovery Options window
  4. If you want to restore the Full Registry back up of Revo Uninstaller Pro you have to select Command Prompt

    Enter (type) the following commands:
    (Assuming you have installed Windows on “Local Disk (C :)”)

    • Step 1: C:
    • Step 2: CD Users
    • Step 3: DIR
      (A list with folder names will show up, you will see your user name – remember it for the next step)
    • Step 4: CD “XXX\AppData\Local\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\RegBackup\Daily\” (You should replace XXX with the user name you saw in the previous step, the above command contains quotation marks and you should type them too)
      OR
      Step 4: CD “XXX\AppData\Local\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\RegBackup\Last\”
      There may be two folders with Full Registry Backup. First folder is named Daily because it is created once a day – once each day when Revo Uninstaller Pro is started. Second full Registry backup is created on each uninstall of a program. If you are sure you want to restore full Registry backup created before uninstalling of a program use second option for Step 4 – Last.
    • Step 5: ren Restore.dat Restore.bat
    • Step 6: Restore.bat

    Press ENTER after each step!

    9.3. Windows 8

    You have to start the computer in Command Prompt. To do that press the Power button and hold the Shift key while selecting the Restart command. Then you should see the screen Choose an Option


    Then follow the steps

    1. Click on the Troubleshoot button
    2. Click on the Advance Options button
    3. Click on the Command Prompt button
    4. Then you will have to log into your account and you will see the Command Prompt window
      Enter (type) the following commands:
      (Assuming you have installed Windows on “Local Disk (C :)”)
      1. Step 1: C:
      2. Step 2: CD Users
      3. Step 3: DIR
        (A list with folder names will show up, you will see your user name – remember it for the next step)
      4. Step 4: CD “XXX\AppData\Local\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\RegBackup\Daily\”
        (You should replace XXX with the user name you saw in the previous step, the above command contains quotation marks you should type too)
        OR
        Step 4: CD “XXX\AppData\Local\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller Pro\RegBackup\Last\”
        There may be two folders with Full Registry Backup. First folder is named Daily because it is created once a day – once each day when Revo Uninstaller Pro is started. Second full Registry backup is created on each uninstall of a program. If you are sure that you want to restore full Registry backup created before uninstalling of a program then use second option for Step 4 – Last. Step 5: ren Restore.dat Restore.bat
      5. Step 6: Restore.bat

    Press ENTER after each step!