Friday, January 7, 2011

How to back up your network settings

Making changes on network set up can sometimes create unexpected results. For making changes to your network settings which include the unique addresses the Internet uses to identify your computer and related equipment used for your connection), you might be concerned that you won’t be able to return them to their original settings.You can back up your network settings and restore them later.

To back up your network settings

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click on Backup

2. The Backup or Restore Wizard appears. Click Next

3. On the Backup or Restore page, make sure that Back up files and settings is selected, and then click Next

4. On the What to Back Up page, click Let me choose what to back up. Then click Next.

5. On the Items to Back Up page, expand My Computer, and then select System State. You can back up other files and folders at the same time by selecting those folders. Then click Next

6. On the Backup Type, Destination, and Name page, click the Browse button and select a backup destination with at least 500 megabytes (MB) of free space. Because you’re trying to back up only your network settings.

7. On the Completing the Backup or Restore Wizard page, click Finish.

8. Windows Backup backs up your system settings to the specified location. This will take several minutes. After the backup is complete, click Close.

Your changes will go well and you won’t need to recover your settings.