How to take Backup and Restore Windows Registry
What is Windows Registry ?
The Windows registry is a database that has important information about your system hardware, installed programs, settings, and profiles of each of the user accounts on your computer.
What is the purpose of Windows Registry ?
Windows always refers to the information in the registry. You should not make any manual changes to the registry because programs and applications typically make all the necessary changes automatically when it is required.
Incorrect change to your computer’s registry could definitely render your computer inoperable. Although, if a corrupt file presence in the registry, you are welcomed to make changes.
Windows strongly recommend that you need to take back up the registry before making any changes and that you only change values in the registry that you understand or you have been instructed to change by a source you trust.
Windows Registry Editor allows to customize the settings of your operating system and helps to enable additional features. Make a note that prior to any significant modification you should always take a backup of the Registry.
Simple steps to take Backup and Restore Windows Registry
1. Click on Start button, and just type regedit and then open the Registry Editor.
2. It will pop-up a menu.
3. Click File > Export to take Backup of Windows Registry
4. Click File > Import to Restore Windows Registry.
This procedure is common for most of the windows versions.