Importance of registry backup and restore on Windows®
What is the importance of registry backup and restore on Windows? How dfoes it help?
Windows Registry is a hierarchical database which stores configuration settings and options on Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well as applications running on various platforms such as the kernel, device drivers, services, SAM, user interface and third party applications all make use of Windows Registry. The registry also provides a means for accessing counters to profile system performance. Windows Registry has an feature that improves system integrity, as the registry is constructed as a database and offers database-like features such as atomic updates. If two processes at the same time are attempting to update the same registry value then one process's change may precede the others and the overall consistency of the data will be maintained within the prescribed range.
Registry backup and restore and its requirements are discussed below:
- Registry backup
- Registry restore
To make a manual backup of your system, you need to first press 'Start' and then 'Run', and type '%SystemRoot%system32restorerstrui.exe', and then press 'Ok'. Now from the 'Welcome to System Restore' window you need to create a restore point, and then press 'Next'. Now on the 'Create a Restore Point' window you need to give a name to the restore point and press 'Create'. Once the restore point is created you need press 'Close'.
To restore the registry you need to first select 'Run' and type '%SystemRoot%System32RestoreRstrui.exe', and press 'Ok' from 'Restore Point' page and press 'System Checkpoint' and from the list and select the restore point area and type the name given for the back up and press 'Next'. You will get an option, 'Confirm Restore Point Selection' page and press 'Next'. Once the restore is over you need to press 'Ok' to confirm.
The backup restore features are required in critical situations. You can use this feature when the system files have got corrupt. You need to make sure that the system backup is made regularly so that you will not lose important data. You need to make sure that there is a dependable antivirus on your system to make sure that the data backed up and restored do not have any viruses on them. You need to make sure that you type the right commands while using Windows Registry.
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