How To Easily Backup Windows Registry


12.07.2010

How To Easily Backup Windows Registry

This is a simple guide that will teach you to back-up your Windows registry with no third party software or hacks, in less than 2 minutes. The backup can be saved anywhere and applied at time to your existing Windows OP, and it works for Windows Xp, Vista or the latest Windows 7.

Why would you back-up the registry? Many How To Tricks or hack on our site presume modifying the registry, as do many softs and what not. In case something goes wrong and you’d like a quick revert, the back-up is the best solution. This can save you from a lot of trouble indeed.

regedit quick open

So here we go, in three easy steps:

  1. Open regedit.exe through the start menu search or run box.

  2. In the Registry Editor click File – > Export

  3. Chose a location, like your backup folder or My Documents or somewhere safe, pick a name (like RegistryBack2010) and save the file. A .reg file will be saved in the picked location!

Exporting the Backup file

And that’s it, whenever you need to restore the registry double click the saved .reg backup file and hit OK, and the registry will be automatically restored to the state it was when you backuped the file. Wow, if ony backing up your life would be that easy…

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