How to Backup the Registry in Windows 7?

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How to Backup the Registry in Windows 7?

Postby Ivy » 2012-11-21 3:18

You may need to modify or remove the Windows registry manually sometimes when the software or hard driver do not perform as you wish. Error or mistake made during the registry modification may cause potential damage to your computer performance. On such circumstance, you should backup the Windows Registry before you take action to change or remove the entries.

Windows Registry is used to store information needed for the computer to run both the hardware and the software such as the user preference, operating system configurations and much more. It is essential for program to run properly. Following step can help you to backup the Windows 7 Registry.

1. Click on Start Image button.

2. In the search box, type regedit and then press Enter.

Note: If you turn on User Account Control, you will be prompted a dialog box to let you confirm that you want to open the Registry Editor.

3. Registry Editor will open, and you are prompted to Registry Editor Panel.

Note: If you opened Registry Editor before, you will be prompted to the same location where you were working in last time. If that happens, you should minimize the registry keys until you've reached the top level, listing the various registry hives.

4. On the top of the registry editor, highlight Computer by clicking on it.

5. From the Registry Editor menu, choose File and then Export


6. In the Save in box, select the location where you want to save the backup copy to, and then type a name for the backup file in the
File name box.

7. Click Save.
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