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How to Backup and Restore windows registry

We recommend you should always back up the registry before making any changes, Here is how to back up the entire registry backup and restore, or create a restore point so you can restore anytime. Follow simple steps to Backup and Restore windows registry

How to Backup the Registry on a Windows system, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type regedit in the search box
  3. Click the regedititem appearing in the list
  4. Click Continue, if you’re prompted by User Account Control (ID/PASSWORD)
  5. Select Computerfrom the left side. Make sure it’s selected.
  6. Go to Fileand then Export
  7. At the Export Registry File, type a name for the backup file
  8. Choose Allunder the Export range section
  9. Select a location where you want to save the backup file
  10. Click Save

The backup files are saved with this extension: .reg

How to Restore the Registry on a Windows system, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor: type regedit at the search box and click on the regedititem when it appears in the search results list
  2. At File, click Import
  3. At the Import Registry Filescreen,
  4. In the Import Registry Filebox, select the location in which you saved the backup copy, select the backup file
  5. Click Open
  6. Click Save,and you are done
  7. Once completed, restart the computer