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How To Make A Backup Of Your Windows Registry?

Many Windows tricks can be done by making changes to the registry. The registry is like a double-edged sword. 

On the one hand, you can use it to make various changes to your liking, and on the other hand, this environment has the potential to easily lead to the breakdown of your operating system. 

For this reason, it is best to be familiar with the process of backing up your Windows registry.

How to back up the Windows registry

In Windows 7 and later, you must first type the word “regedit” in the Start menu. Next, if you show a message related to admin access, click “Yes”. Next you will enter the registry editor. 

Then you need to select the part of the registry that you want to back up. This range can cover the entire registry or contain only one subkey. Naturally, the larger the range, the larger the backup file size.

You have to right-click on the file or section and then select “Export”. Then a window will appear in front of you where you can choose a name for your backup file and also specify its save path. Clicking “Save” will start the registry backup process.

Back up the Windows registry

You must reopen the registry editor to restore the backup. This time you need to go to “File> Import”. A window will appear in front of you, using which you should find the support file you created.

 Select the desired backup file and then click “Open” to return that part of the registry to its original state.

Of course, in all versions of Windows, you can use System Restore to restore your computer to the past, which includes the registry. Using this feature is easier than manually backing up the registry, and it can be used in other cases as well, apart from the registry.

 It is also important to know that your Windows registry does not always need to be completely intact, as long as you make the changes correctly.