How To Back Up The Registry WinXP

Before you edit the registry, export the keys in the registry that you plan to edit, or back up the whole registry. If a problem occurs, you can then follow the steps how-to restore the registry to its previous state.

How to Export Registry Keys
Step 1
Click Start, and then click Run.

Step 2
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

Step 3
On the File menu, click Export.

Step 4
In the Save in box, select the boxs at the bottom the bottom according to weather you want to export all or only selected branches of the registry.

Step 5
Next select a location in which to save the backup .reg file. In the File name box, type a file name, and then click Save.

How to Restore the Registry

Last Step
To restore registry keys that you exported, double-click the .reg file that you saved.

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