How to Make a backup copy of your Windows XP Registry

Many of the tips and tricks you want to perform require editing the Windows Registry. In this tip or trick, I will show you the correct way to perform a backup of your Windows Registry so that you can safely restore your systems registry files in the event something goes wrong.Here is the trick

1. Go to Start>> Run. Type in: regedit [Enter] or click OK.
2. Once in the Registry Editor, choose File from the toolbar.
3. Select Export
4. In the resulting Export Registry File window (click image below), locate the "Save in:" selection menu. Choose a location for this file that will be easily found if needed.
5. Name the file whatever you would like (I use the days date) in the "File name:" text box.
6. At the bottom of the window you will see the Export Range category. Tick the "All" selection.
7. Click the Save button.