How to Backup and Restore Registry In Windows 7, XP and Vista

There are several tweaks or tricks that need editing registry values. But registry values being a key part in Windows operations needs careful handling. If you screw it up doing something else, it is really tedious to revert back to the older settings. So, we recommend all tweak-lovers and geeks (to recommend their readers) to follow these simple steps to create a backup your registry before making a any changes to it, so, that you have a way-out of an unintentional mess.

Backing Up Registry In Windows

STEP 1 :: Go to Run. (Windows Key + R).

STEP 2 :: Type regedit and hit enter. The Registry Editor Window opens.

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STEP 3 :: Go to File > Export.

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STEP 4 :: Now select a location for the exported (backup) file. Name it and press Save.

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(also read – Start up Xp faster with a simple registry tweak)

Restoring Registry In Windows

STEP 1 :: Go to Run. (Windows Key + R).

STEP 2 :: Type regedit and hit enter. The Registry Editor Window opens.

STEP 3 :: STEP 3 :: Go to File > Import.

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STEP 4 :: Locate the (backed up) registry file and Press Enter.

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That is all you have to do to backup or restore your registry. This way you are safe from any fatal crash your system may experience from any improper change in registry values. You may also like to know about a portable backup software for Windows.

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