registry in Windows XP.
Back Up the Whole Registry
To back up the whole
registry, use the Backup utility to back up the System State (which includes the
registry, the COM+ Class Registration Database, and your boot files).
How to Back Up Files and Folders
NOTE: You must have permissions
as an administrator or a backup operator on your computer to back up files and
folders. Also, backup operators and administrators can back up and restore
encrypted files and folders without decrypting the files or folders.
Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and
then click Backup. The Backup or Restore Wizard starts.
- Click the
- On the Job
menu, click New.
- Select the
check boxes for the drives that you want to back up. If you want to be more
specific in your selections, expand the drive that you want, and then click
the check boxes for the files or folders that you want.
- Select the
System State check box.
NOTE: If you want to back up your system settings as well as your data files,
you should back up all the data on your computer plus the System State data,
which includes such things as the registry, the COM+ class registration
database, files under Windows File Protection, and boot files.
- In the
Backup destination list, click the backup destination that you want to use.
- If you
clicked File in the previous step, type the full path and file name that you
want in the Backup media or file name box. Note that you can also specify a
network share as a destination for the backup file.
- Click Start
Backup. The Backup Job Information dialog box appears.
- Under If
the media already contains backups, use one of the following steps:
Verify data after backup check box.
Backup Type box, click the type of backup that you want. When you click a
backup type, a description of that backup type is displayed under
and then click Start Backup. A Backup Progress dialog box appears, and the
When the backup
is complete, click Close.
want to append this backup to previous backups, click Append this backup to
the media. |
want to overwrite previous backups with this backup, click Replace the data
on the media with this backup. |
Using the Registry Editor incorrectly can cause data loss or even operating
system failure. Be careful when directly editing the registry.
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