How do I restore saved settings?

You don't need to put that file into any special location, just run it and confirm that you want to put the settings into registry.
I customized a lot in the previous beta and tried to restore these settings and layouts within the new v7.00 but it did not work with the method given above.
Is there another way to use a newer version with settings/layouts from a previous version?
Doing a "Backup User Settings" and then restore them by executing the saved .reg file is the only method.