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How do I back up the registry in WinXP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by helpseeker, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. helpseeker

    helpseeker Thread Starter

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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?
     
  2. Crusnik

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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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  4. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    "ERUNT" is the way to go!
    {redoak}
     
  5. stantley

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    Another vote for ERUNT, it's saved my butt on a couple of occasions.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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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