Monday, September 25, 2006
It's always a good idea to backup the registry whenever you're attempting to change a value in it. While Windows automatically backs up the registry on shutdown, nowadays, many people keep their computers on for days at a time so the chances of having a registry problem go up.
To manually backup the registry:
1. Bring up your registry editor by going to Start->Run and typing in "regedit".
2. Once the Registry Editor pops up, right-click on My Computer and choose Export.
3. Choose a directory to save the registry file in and give a memorable name to it like registrybackupCurrentDate.
4. Click Save.