Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks
The days of needing to perform scheduled backups of the registry are long gone. If you have such a task under ScheduledTasks then remove it.
Windows 7 has a marvelous Backup and Restore capability. Now if you want to schedule a regular backup there, that would be a sound practice. The System Restore, which is performed automatically by MS before updating, offers you an option which is useful if you are getting to ready to install a piece of software and you want to save the registry in case something goes afoul.
Yeah, I understand your points, and I did disable it. I take backups of my whole system regularly, so it seems kind of redundant to take separate backups of the registry.
However, I still would like to know where the backups created by this RegIdleBackup task actually go. Microsoft included it for a reason (but probably because the vast majority of casual users aren't going to bother with [or know how to use] system backups, or even System Restore), so the registry backups must go somewhere that they can be retrieved... I wold think.
I'm just curious.