Backing up the registry

  jop 09:10 27 Feb 2004
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Having bought a new windows XP laptop, I'm hoping someone can tell me how to back up the registry and the settings so I can return it to it's original "factory" state in a few months time after all the inevitable installations and uninstallations have slowed things down. Is the system restore function adequate, or is there a better way of doing things? Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:16 27 Feb 2004

click here for all you need to know about backup routines.

The system restore feature is good, but not sufficient by itself.

  anchor 09:26 27 Feb 2004

The only way to really restore your PC to its original factory state would be to use something like Drive Image or Norton Ghost.

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