If you want to back up the Windows Registry, one easy way to do this is to use the NTBACKUP application. This tool...
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is installed by default in Windows XP Pro, but can be installed from the VALUEADDMSFTNTBACKUP folder on the XP Home installation CD.
If you check the "System State" box when performing a backup, a copy of the Registry will be backed up along with the rest of your system. Backup copies of the Registry are also made whenever a System Restore point is created—either when you create one manually, or once every 24 hours the system's been up.
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