Quote Originally Posted by ship69 View Post
I am confused - what does a system restore do if not copy back an old version of the registry?
In also restores system files and in some versions of Windows it may copy back older versions of files. Whereas Registry backup when restored only copies back Registry files. Sometimes you do not want to do a system restore unless you have to. Also it is more fragile than just copoying back registry hives. On my Toshiba Laptop running a restore hangs more often than not. It says restore failed when it didn't. Let's just say sometimes less is more.