How to get a new file without the comments using VBS?? (comments starts with # in each line)

I have a configuration file with a lot of comments (#)
I want to create a new file but without the comments

Example:

Original file:
#this is a test
#this is for apache configuration

RESTART = YES
MODE = ON

New file:
RESTART = YES
MODE = ON
acunaaraAsked:
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Bill PrewConnect With a Mentor Commented:
No need for a script for this, just use the FINDSTR command, for example:

findstr /v /r /c:"^[ ]*#" in.txt > out.txt

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MacroShadowConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this:
strFileName = "C:\Temp\OriginalTextFile.txt"

Set oFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set oFile = oFso.OpenTextFile(strFileName)

Do Until oFile.AtEndOfStream
    If Left(oFile.ReadLine, 1) <> "#" Then
        strTemp = strTemp & oFile.ReadLine & VbCrlf
    End If
Loop

oFile.Close

oFile = "C:Temp\StrippedTextFile.txt"
Set Set oFile = objFSO.CreateTextFile(oFile, True)
objFile.Write strTemp
objFile.Close

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acunaaraAuthor Commented:
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