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How To Extract System Files From Your Windows Millennium CD ROM

Every now and then one of our system files gets corrupted. Or we receive warning that a recent installed program has replaced a few system files with older versions and Windows has to reboot to try to fix the situation. But sometimes after rebooting the situation is not resolve and the same message appears again.

Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to extract files from your Windows Millennium CD so you can replace those corrupted system files. By default the Millennium CD Rom files are automatically copied to the C:\Windows\Options\Install Directory during installation. But just in case your configuration is different, you will need to have your original Window Millennium CD Rom at hand for this procedure.

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Extracting System Files From Your Windows Millennium CD ROM

  1. Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Run icon, which will open up the Run Menu for you.
  3. Type in the word Msconfig in the white area and then click on OK.
  4. This will open up the System Configuration Utility.
  5. Click on the Extract File button located at the bottom of the screen in the center area.
  6. Specify the name of the system file you would like to restore in the white area.
  7. You can also use the Browse button to browse to the file you want to restore as well.
  8. Then browse to or type in C:\Windows\Options\Install into the Restore from area.
  9. Or you can browse your Windows Me CD Rom or type in D:\Win9x into the Restore from area.
  10. Then browse or type in the location where you want the file extracted into the Save file in area.
  11. Then click on the OK button to perform the extraction.
  12. You will see a confirmation stating that the file has been successfully extracted.
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