WIN XP -- Registry Backups

  Blott 17:19 27 Feb 2005

Sorry about this - I am sure it has been covered before, but I can't get any sense out of the search on the forum.

Prior to removing a virus, I need to backup the registry.

Instructions are use the backup facility Start > Progs > Accesories > System Tools > Backup.

That Option is not there.

So, I need to Install the Backup Utility by double clicking on the NTBACKUP.MSI file, said to be on the XP CD.

However, I do not have the CD and cannot locate the NTBACKUP.MSI file anywhere on the machine.

Please, anyone, is there not an easier way to make a registry backup - for instance, is the registry on the machine as a directory which I can just copy to a floppy, zipdrive or CD ?

Would appreciate any help.

My apologies, as I'm sure this is a time waster for most members.


  User-312386 17:23 27 Feb 2005

No problem

Start>run and type regedit

Ensure the My Computer icon is highlighted then select File>export

Name the file say todays date and then save

All done

  VoG II 17:23 27 Feb 2005

You do not need Backup to backup the registry!

Start, Run, type


and click OK. On the File menu select Export and save a copy somewhere handy like the desktop. That is your backup. To revert to the backup, double click the exported file.

Or, create a system restore point.

  rawprawn 17:24 27 Feb 2005

Start/Run/Regedit/Highlight My computer/Click File/Import Export/Click Export, choose a location / Save

  Blott 17:35 27 Feb 2005

Madboy33 , VoG, rawprawn,

Really great, many many thanks for such a swift reply.

All best regards

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