How To Backup The Windows 10 Registry (2020)
- October 15, 2019
- Posted by: Craig Chamberlin
- Category: Microsoft Windows
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This lesson can be found within my book 27 Amazing Windows 10 Performance Boosting Tips: A Complete Visual Guide For Beginners, Intermediates & Experts. The goal of this lesson is to teach the user How To Backup The Windows 10 Registry in 2020. This lesson is performed using a complete visual guide. First, we will assess the primary skill one user will obtain through the lesson. Second, a brief risk analysis of how the lesson can impact system performance and security. Finally, we conclude with learning why this particular lesson is important.
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Why Learning How To Backup The Windows 10 Registry (2020) Is Important:
Is The Windows 10 Registry Important?
The Microsoft Windows 10 registry is an essential part of the Windows operating system. Within the registry live critical settings, configurations, and references. It is the skeleton that keeps Windows functioning. Without a good registry, you run into system instability in performance issues. Instability, amongst other problems, is why it’s imperative to back up the registry. There are many different ways of performing this, all of which are good options.
The first option is to open the registry and Export a copy of it. Now if you do this, you want to make sure you store that copy on an external device such as a USB stick or hard drive. Storing on an external device is vital just in case your registry becomes corrupt on your main drive. If primary drive corruption happens, you cannot access it. Without access to the registry backup, recovering your backup becomes far more complicated.
Can The Registry Be Restored?
Another excellent method for backing up the Windows registry is to run the system restore. System restore can be launched right within the Windows operating system. It saves copies of your registry in basic Windows settings in what is called a system restore point. Mostly, Windows takes a snapshot of its current configuration, and that snapshot is recoverable at any point in time. The reason system restore points are the best method is because windows can use the recovery console on boot up to restore the snapshot.
If you run into a Windows stability issue, there are no worries about manually restoring the registry. You can use the built-in recovery tools in the Windows operating system to restore Windows to a stable configuration. Before making any significant system changes, it is always a good idea to backup your system registry by creating a system restore point. To do this follow the steps below.