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Will win98 accept win95 regestry entries

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I am in the process of upgrading the hardware on my machine (CD reader, cpu from 233 to 333k6-2 and secondary hard drive) and in the process I want to install win98 to a clean formatted C:drive.  My question is this.  I have a fresh backup of my C: drive on tape (Seagate 3.2 mb) If I install win98 (the complete install not upgrade) could I use the total c: backup tape to restore all the programs and files if I include the registry in the restore.  Would the registry transfer to my win98 system? This assuming that I manually installed the Backup Exec program for the tape software.  I have all my online banking stuff setup through Quicken 99 plus many other programs. Or would I be better off using Drive Image and save it on the secondary drive? It would still be the registry from win95.
Thanks a bunch for your help
Jon Weisenbach
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I am open to any other suggestions as an alternative...
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faraj earned 1500 total points
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You couldn't do this !!!!
Warning : if you do this you will have a serious surprise :
A lot of thing will not run (and The system will probably instable)
You have an alternative that's could be used :
install them and copy the config+works file (+sometime registry entry of the program)
for the registry entry:
If you still only want to copy the backup do the following for
the registry :

the registry you will have to copyed are:
-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software (and al descendents)
-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices


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It sounds as though I better just reconsile myself to forgetting about what I have on the c: drive and either do a full install and re-install all the programs from scratch or go out and get the win98 upgrade disk and do it that way.  I hesitated on using the upgrade due to all the problems associated with it's many quirks.  My main concern was to get any corrupted files and left over "crap" that has accululated since the original install and the only I knew of to do that wasw a complete scratch install.  Any further comments would be welcome.
Thanks for your time
Jon
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