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Restoring W2K by copying files

Tony D

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#1
I have a Windows 3000 machine with Internet Explorer not working. That thread was posting in the Malware section. Not being able to fix the problem, I need to get this machine working.

I have an Acronis backup of it from October 2006 when it was here last. I'm thinking that instead of backing up the user data, putting the old image on the drive and then restoring the user data, that I can just replace the System folders on the hard drive with the ones on the image.

I think that will work. Any one ever try this?
 

Seth

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#2
I don't use Acronis for that kind of thing, but how about just trying to replace
the IE folder?

Or...

Run a repair install of 2000 (and no activation to worry about:))
 

AdvancedSetup

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#3
Well not sure about a Windows 3000 but for other similar OS the C:\WINDOWS\system32\config files control 95% of the system and how it runs.

The issue though is that many files and folders may or may not be up to date and it could be a real pain to merge as you're wanting to do.

But If you back it up now you could reverse it if you didn't like how it worked out.
 

petef

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#4
I have a Windows 3000 machine with Internet Explorer not working. That thread was posting in the Malware section. Not being able to fix the problem, I need to get this machine working.
Windows 2000, right?

Anyway, I have fixed problems with WinXP Explorer and security center
by re-applying SP2 when I was unable to locate the regular WinXP
installation CDs. You might try something similar with Win2K.

---pete---