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How do I go about backing up my registry.

by computersoft / May 18, 2005 4:27 AM PDT

I here people saying you should back up your registry before carrying out any mods to the Registry. However when i ask how to do this things become a bit vague.
I am using XP Pro on a computer I built myself using an Intel Pent4 2.4mhz.with a gigabyte MB. Can anyone help with a simple or detailed method if that is possible!!!, Thanks

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Re
by lath / May 18, 2005 5:17 AM PDT

Start/Run/Regedit/File/Export.

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Reg. Backup
by computersoft / May 19, 2005 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Re

Thanks, It worked. I seems so simple I now feel a fool for asking. Still we all have to start somewhere.

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do this man
by tiberium / May 18, 2005 6:36 AM PDT

I think this should work but please ask some one else also that if it is correct or not.. it did worked for me in the past...in win 98 not sure about xp...
type "regedit" in run and then regedit will pop up..
click on registry and click on export registry...
give it a name and you r don...
remember where u saved the file ...
later double click on it and enjoy...

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Reg Backup
by computersoft / May 19, 2005 1:22 AM PDT
In reply to: do this man

Thanks a lot for your advice. Yes it did work on XP as well. Now I shall feel more confident before I do any mods. Thanks again for your help.

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You could also use a tool. I use ERUNT
by roddy32 / May 18, 2005 7:29 AM PDT
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Reg Backup/Recovery.
by computersoft / May 19, 2005 1:35 AM PDT

Thanks for passing on the address of the site for ERUNT. I have had a brief look at the site and it seems to be very good with detailed explanations and Free as well.
I have not yet tried the program out as I shall have a good read through the details before I do.
I am sure that any other member out there who latches on to this this Forum will also find it the Erunt site very useful. Thanks again for your help.
computersoft

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome.
by roddy32 / May 19, 2005 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Reg Backup/Recovery.
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Thanks to you all
by computersoft / May 19, 2005 1:38 AM PDT

Thanks again to you all for the help given to me. It seems I am now sorted and look forward to dabbling with the unknown !!!!.

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Export range
by retired / May 19, 2005 2:39 AM PDT

When you backup make sure MY COMPUTER is highlighted or put a dot in ALL under export range or else you will only get the branch that happens to be highlighted

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