Windows 98 regedit

Windows 98 regedit modified to work with Windows 95 so it can handle large registry keys in realmode (DOS).

When a Windows installation have been running for a long time and hardware, software have been changed alot, then the registry can become bloated. One can use REGEDIT in DOS to compress/shrink the registry.

Exit to DOS and write the following command to extract both system.dat and user.dat to the file all.reg:

cd c:\windows
regedit /e all.reg

When it is finished write the following command to restore both system.dat and user.dat from the file all.reg:

regedit /c all.reg

Note one can speed up the process by loading SMARTDRV before hand.

Note it can be a good idea to make a backup of the system.dat and user.dat before starting this process.

Note this can also be used to change the registry in DOS by editing the All.reg with Edit.exe.

Note if using Win98/Me one can just use SCANREG.

More Info MS KB131352
More Info MS KB131431


  1. Owen Branley says:

    I can PaintVersiononScreen by changing 0 to 1 in XP. How can I do this in W98 offline.

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