This technique works with Win95, 98 and NT.

  1. Click on the START button, select RUN.

  2. Type REGEDIT in the dialog box. Click the OK button.

  3. The Regedit program will start. Place a blank newly-formatted bootable floppy in your A: drive.

  4. At the top menu bar of the Regedit program, select REGISTRY and single-click on it.

  5. A drop-down menu appears. Place your mouse pointer on EXPORT REGISTRY and single-click on it.

  6. A dialog box will open. Click on the ALL button to back up your entire registry file.

  7. Type the name of the filename in the Filename Box. Recommended: REGBACK.

  8. Select the A: drive entry in the Save In box.

  9. Click on the SAVE button once.

  10. Using Explorer, verify that you have a file on the floppy called REGBACK.REG.

  11. Close the Regedit program by clicking on the X in the upper right-hand corner of the program window.

  12. 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.

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