JSI Tip 2020. More on compacting the registry.


In tip 1101, we used an alternate install of Windows NT to compact the registry.

If you have MV.EXE from the Resource Kit, you don't need an alternate install.

NOTE: See Freeware utility configures PendingFileRenameOperations.

NOTE: See How to Replace In-Use Files at Windows Restart.

The syntax of MV is:

MV \[/x\] \[/d\] file1 \[file2....\] Target

where:

/x Don't save deleted/replaced files.
/d Delay the move until the next reboot.

Here is RegCpt.bat, which contains:

::RDISK /S- creates the registry files in the %SystemRoot%\Repair folder and doesn't prompt for a Diskette
rdisk.exe /s-
EXPAND %systemroot%\REPAIR\DEFAULT._ %temp%\DEFAULT
EXPAND %systemroot%\REPAIR\SAM._ %temp%\SAM
EXPAND %systemroot%\REPAIR\SECURITY._ %temp%\SECURITY
EXPAND %systemroot%\REPAIR\SOFTWARE._ %temp%\SOFTWARE
EXPAND %systemroot%\REPAIR\SYSTEM._ %temp%\SYSTEM
::MV the expanded registry files during reboot.
MV /X /D %temp%\DEFAULT %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\DEFAULT
MV /X /D %temp%\SAM %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SAM
MV /X /D %temp%\SECURITY %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SECURITY
MV /X /D %temp%\SOFTWARE %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SOFTWARE
MV /X /D %temp%\SYSTEM %systemroot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
::SHUTDOWN will restart the computer.
SHUTDOWN /L /R /T:10 "Shutting down in 10 seconds" /Y /C

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