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How to Backup and Restore the Windows Registry

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    How to Backup and Restore the Windows Registry

    Any time you make a change to the Windows Registry, any responsible article will probably tell you to backup the registry first. But how do you do that? It’s not quite as simple as you might think.

    You can’t just backup and restore the registry like any other file — much of it can’t be modified by hand, and the files themselves can’t be replaced or copied over, at least not while Windows is running. And you can’t restore a full backup of the registry from an export file either.

    But there are a number of things you can do to backup sections of the registry, and you can use System Restore to actually restore the registry back to a previous state. Keep reading for all the details.

    What is the Registry?
    The Windows Registry is a hierarchical database that contains all of the configurations and settings used by components, services, applications, and pretty much everything in Windows.

    The registry has two basic concepts to be aware of: Keys and Values. Registry Keys are objects that are basically folders, and in the interface even look exactly like folders. Values are a bit like the files in the folders, and they contain the actual settings.

    For more on the registry and how it works, be sure to read our guide to using the registry editor like a pro.

    Backing up and Restoring Sections of the Windows Registry
    GO HERE TO READ MORE

    http://www.howtogeek.com/197785/how-to-backup-and-restore-the-windows-registry/
     
  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    actually,backing up the registry is pretty easy.tweaking.com registry backup provides a simple easy to use backup and restore for the registry.used it for some time now and a couple of times thanked my lucky stars i did.lol
     
  3. 2oldGeek

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    ERUNT is also great and easy for backing up a full registry... and if you run a scan with JRT (junkware removal tool) it auto makes a reg backup using ERUNT........ Hello, if you are a novice dig into the registry very carefully, it can destroy your computer. :(
     

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