How do I make a registry backup?


I just deleted the Klez virus from my computer and now I am trying to uninstall the McAfee 5.1 manually. It will not uninstall via the add/remove program. The first thing it says to do is to back up my registry, how do I do that?

thanks for your help

Lynne Kirkman


This question was answered on September 19, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

1 Click Start, and click Run The Run dialog box appears.

2 Type regedit and then click OK The Registry Editor opens.

3 Select My Computer at the top of the left pane.

4 Click Registry, (in the tool bar)and then click Export Registry


5 Follow the instructions (the dialog box that you see may vary slightly from what is shown here):

Windows 95/98

1 Select "Desktop" in the "Save in" box of the dialog box.

2 In the File name box, enter a name that you will remember,

such as registrybackup.

3 Click Save The file is saved to your Windows desktop.

6 Continue editing the registry if you have been instructed to do so.

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Posted by Robin of Mesa Community College on September 19, 2002