This technique works with Win95
, 98 and NT
- Click on the START button, select RUN.
- Type REGEDIT in the dialog box. Click the OK button.
- The Regedit program will start. Place a blank newly-formatted bootable floppy in your A: drive.
- At the top menu bar of the Regedit program, select REGISTRY and single-click on it.
- A drop-down menu appears. Place your mouse pointer on EXPORT REGISTRY and single-click on it.
- A dialog box will open. Click on the ALL button to back up your entire registry file.
- Type the name of the filename in the Filename Box. Recommended: REGBACK.
- Select the A: drive entry in the Save In box.
- Click on the SAVE button once.
- Using Explorer, verify that you have a file on the floppy called REGBACK.REG.
- Close the Regedit program by clicking on the X in the upper right-hand corner of the program window.
- IMPORTANT: Label your disk with the date and time, note that it is a registry backup diskette. Place this diskette in a safe location. As you add new programs, perform a registry backup to have the latest copy of your registry should you have an emergency.
To import your registry files, refer to How to restore your Windows registry file.