How do I back up the registry in WinXP?

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helpseeker

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I just switched from Win98SE to XP and am slowly learning the new system. How do I back up the registry in XP?
 
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MS recommends using the Backup utility to backup the whole registry:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422/

If you want to just back up a single entry you can do:
Goto Start > Run, and type in regedit.

Once in regedit, goto File > Export and name it "Backup" or something like that =).
 

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Note that backing up the registry isn't like a real backup, and many issues that occur can't be recovered simply by use of a registry backup. I recommend you consider a real backup of the boot partition, a much better option. Acronis True Image is the product I use to backup my bootable partitions.
 
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