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[Tutorial] StartIsBack+ 1.6: how to back up your settings!

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So, are you going to format and start over or get a new mechanical or solid state drive but you don't really want to lose all of your settings in StartIsBack+ 1.6? Yeah, I wouldn't either!

 

First, export this Registry key:

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\StartIsBack

 

There are some things to note:

 

  • No matter what, the Start Screen shortcut will be pinned on the next install. This can't be helped, even with it set to 0 ("StartScreenShortcut"=dword:00000000) in the Registry file.
  • Your display preference for Connect To should be checked in your exported Registry file. Right-click the file, choose Edit, and then look below this list for the different configurations. I prefer Connect To to NOT be displayed. For some reason, it was set in my Registry file to be displayed as a link even though that was not the way I had it set before.
  • Your Update preference must be checked as well. Look below this list for the different configurations.

 

 

Connect To:

 

  • Don't Display: "Start_ShowNetConn"=dword:00000000
  • Display as a link: "Start_ShowNetConn"=dword:00000001
  • Display as a menu: "Start_ShowNetConn"=dword:00000002

 

 

Your Update preference:

 

  • Never check for updates: "AutoUpdates"=dword:00000000
  • Automatically download and notify you to install updates: "AutoUpdates"=dword:00000001
  • Notify you to download and install updates: "AutoUpdates"=dword:00000002

 

 

Now, I believe the rest of the settings won't need to be checked. If you want to see if you will get your settings back to being exactly the way they are right now, then do this:

 

  1. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\StartIsBack in the registry
  2. Right-click "StartIsBack" in the left-hand pane and choose "Export". Choose a location and a name for it and remember the location and name.
  3. Uninstall StartIsBack and enable the option to delete settings and license data. Click OK and you'll be automatically signed out.
  4. After the automatic sign-out, sign back in. This sign-in might take longer than usual. After signing back in, I recommend rebooting as well just for good measure, but that's optional.
  5. Install StartIsBack+ back into Windows
  6. Skip the configuration after the installation.
  7. Double-click your exported Registry file.
  8. Click Yes and then OK.
  9. Sign out and sign back in to Windows
  10. Open the Start Menu and check to see if anything is not the way you had it before. Check everywhere.
  11. If you find things that aren't the way you had them before, then right-click your exported Registry file, choose Edit, and then make the necessary changes. Ask me for help with this part if you need it! Ok? I'm here for you.

 

That's it! :)

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Hey mate smile.gif
Good guide. I will keep this handy. I am a regular Start Is Back user for Windows 8.1.
Thank you.
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Hey mate smile.gif
Good guide. I will keep this handy. I am a regular Start Is Back user for Windows 8.1.
Thank you.

 

You're very welcome, my friend! Thank you for letting me know too.

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