Registry backup confusion

  krislas 13:50 28 Oct 2003

I was recently reading about the importance of creating registry backups, and found instructions on how to do this. I then further read how windows, post 98, creates a registry backup every day, and found instructions on how to restore the registry to a previous state. My first question then is, why would I need to make a seperate backup if I can revert the registry quite easily; my second question is, once I have my registry backup safe on a CD, what do I do with it if things go wrong?

  rawprawn 14:46 28 Oct 2003

It's true system restore will get back most things and cure most problems, but sometimes ???? Export your registry to a cd, and update it regularly. If you crash or get corrupted for whatever reason put your CD in the drive click on the registry backup file & it will ask you if you want to overwrite the registry click yes & you will be back to where you last backed up the registry automatically

  krislas 12:39 29 Oct 2003


Thanks very much for that. I will export to a CD, now that I know what to do with it!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Moto G6 Play Review: First Look

iPad 9.7in (2018) review

Les meilleures coques pour iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus