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Win95 FAQ Part 9 of 14: Maintanence
Section - 9.15. Top ten misconceptions about annoying items

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   10. Microsoft blatantly put them there as ads
   
   9. Microsoft blatantly put them there to take up disk space
   
   8. You have to use REGEDIT to remove them
   
   7. You need a RAM compression program to run Win95 (NOT!)
   
   6. Letting Win95 manage virtual memory is a good thing (heh heh...)
   
   5. Win95 removes competing programs (nonsense! I use WP 6.1 and it
   doesn't disappear, though Win95 Annoyances claims that programs can
   disappear)
   
   4. You need third-party uninstallers for Win95 programs (Get the Win95
   programs fixed!)
   
   3. You can happily delete DLLs etc not listed in WIN.INI or SYSTEM.INI
   (But what about the Registry?)
   
   2. You can delete SYSTEM.DAT (Not unless you want to re-install
   Win95... heh heh)
   
   1. Win95 scans your hard drive and reports its contents to Microsoft
   (Big Brother is watching you... not)

     * 9.15.1. How to back up your Registry before you goof it up 
       
   Yes, you will probably try one of the registry hacks you read about in
   Win95 Annoyances. Well, before you do so, boot to "Command prompt
   only", and do this:

CD %WINDIR%
ATTRIB -H -S -R *.DAT
COPY SYSTEM.DAT SYSTEM.BAK
COPY USER.DAT USER.BAK

   Then you can re-boot and happily tweak away using REGEDIT and POLEDIT.
   If you do screw up and you can't re-start Win95, then go back into
   command prompt only and re-copy SYSTEM.DAT and USER.DAT.
   
   SYSTEM.DAT is more critical than USER.DAT; the distinction is more
   important when you use User Profiles, because each user has their
   own USER.DAT.

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Previous Document: 9.14. Can I remove the "~mssetup.qt" directory"

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