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Windows 7: Registry - Backup and Restore

21 Nov 2012   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Since the key path has a space in it, you'll just need to have it wrapped in quotes like below instead. :)

reg export "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" trial.reg
Thank you Brink and sorry for being so silly. I have got confused because if since both long names (over 8.3) and names with spaces appeared we had to place them wrapped in quotes, for some time now the command line accepts them, so I didn't realize it does accept directories and files paths but not registry paths/key names. I didn't know where my error was .

Now I got it working thanks to your patience .

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21 Nov 2012   #31

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. :)
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05 Apr 2013   #32

Windows 7

Thanks ,, Useful Tutorial
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18 Aug 2013   #33

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
restore backedup registry

Restore points are not something I trust
to do the right thing when I need it. They usually fail on me.
I've tried importing the registry while windows was running that will not work.

I've done some reading. Tell me any Pros/Cons from doing it this way.

c:\reg import

In Safe mode:
Type or use batch file
c:\reg import E:\MyDocuments\2013.08.07-FullReg.reg
the Command location of my backed up registry

I have 64bitreg and 32bitreg backups, but I only need the 64bit, Right.

I have repair disks and WindowsImageBackup File.
So, if anything bad happens I'm not S.O.L..

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18 Aug 2013   #34

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Joe,

It will not work in Safe Mode either since Windows is still running.

Importing the complete registry like that is not advised, and will usually cause issues. It would be best to stick with updated system images for that instead.
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18 Aug 2013   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

hmm ok I feel like i'm beat thanks
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18 Aug 2013   #36

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Well, don't think of it as beaten, but a better more reliable option instead. :)
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07 May 2014   #37

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Am I mis-reading this tut or am I really that thick skulled? Seems like I've read many posts where the helper suggested "registry backup" at which point I quit reading because I assumed a long drawn out process with a back up program, thumb or external drive were needed & I don't have any of that. This tut sounds to me like System Restore & Reg. Back up are the same thing??
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07 May 2014   #38

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hey grits,

A restore point includes the registry, but it's not the same thing. Doing a system restore using a restore point is an easy way to restore the registry to how it was when the restore point was created.

Hope this helps. :)
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01 Jun 2014   #39

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Shawn as a matter of habit now I always back up the entire registry on an install I take it I can do this by File > Export without just backing up those separate HKEYS? Is there any benefit from doing that?

Or should I just export the separate keys or sub entries?
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