How to Copy Network Settings to a Flash Drive

Written by stephanie breaux | 13/05/2017
How to Copy Network Settings to a Flash Drive
Network settings can be saved to a flash drive in a few steps. (flash drive image by jimcox40 from

Network settings exist on your computer to specify how the machine will connect to other computers and networks. These settings include local home networks and Internet connections. If you need to copy your settings from one computer to another, create a backup of the settings on a removable storage device, such as a flash drive.

Navigate to "Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Backup."

Click the "Next" button when the "Backup or Restore Wizard" appears.

Select "Back up files and settings" in the "Backup or Restore" window. Click "Next."

Choose "Let me choose what to back up" on the "What to Back Up" screen. Click "Next."

Expand "My Computer" and select "System State" on the "Items to Back Up" screen. Click "Next."

Click the "Browse" button and select the flash drive you want to back up your network settings to. Type a name for your backup file in the "Type a name for this backup" box. Click the "Next" button.

Click the "Finish" button on the "Completing the Backup or Restore Wizard" screen.

Click the "Close" button once the backup has completed.

Click "Start" and select "Control Panel."

Click "Backup your computer" under the "Systems and Maintenance" header.

Click the "Back up Files" button. Choose your flash drive from the drop-down box. Click the "Next" button and select "Additional Files."

Click "Next" and follow the directions given to you by the backup wizard to successfully copy your network settings.

Click "Start" and select "Control Panel."

Select "System and Maintenance" and choose "Backup and Restore."

Click the "Create a system image" option in the left pane.

Follow the steps given to you by the backup wizard to copy your network settings to a flash drive.

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