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Windows 7: RegIdleBackup task?

25 Feb 2010   #1

Gentoo Linux, Windows 7
 
 
RegIdleBackup task?

Does anybody know anything about the automatic registry backup task? In Task Scheduler, there's a task called "RegIdleBackup", which runs by default at midnight every 10 days.

Does anybody know where these backups are created? I can't find any information on the web about this task. It also says "Custom Handler" under the "Actions" tab, so I can't see what the task actually does when it runs.

As long as I make my own registry backups, I could probably disable this task... don't you think?

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26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I have been wondering the same thing myself.
It would be great to get an answer on this.
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26 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


Did you see the link that Brink added to the OP, also added at the link below?

Registry - Backup and Restore
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26 Feb 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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.
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27 Feb 2010   #5

Gentoo Linux, Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
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.
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