Thursday, December 23, 2010

Back Up And Restore Registry In Windows XP

Manually back up the registry in in Windows XP:

1. Click Start--> click Run--> type %SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe--> and then click OK.

2. On the Welcome to System Restore page--> click Create a restore point--> and then click Next .

3. On the Create a Restore Point page--> type a name for the restore point--> and then click Create.

4. After the restore point has been created--> click Close.

Note: If System Restore is turned off, you receive a message that asks whether you want to turn on System Restore now. Click Yes. Then, in the System Properties dialog box, click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box, click OK, and then repeat this step.

Manual steps to restore the registry in Windows XP:

1. Click Start--> click Run--> type %SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe--> and then click OK.

2. On the Welcome to System Restore page--> click Restore my computer to an earlier time--> and then click Next.

3. On the Select a Restore Point page--> click the system checkpoint--> In the On this list select the restore point area--> click an entry that is named (Registry Backup Or any name that you gave at the time of backup)--> and then click Next.

If a System Restore message appears that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make--> click OK.

4. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page--> click Next.

System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration and then restarts the computer.

5. Log on to the computer. When the System Restore confirmation page appears--> click OK

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