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Backing Up the Windows Registry

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The Microsoft Windows Registry is a database which contains settings for all the programs on your computer. When you change settings in your software programs, the settings are saved in the Windows Registry. Without the Registry, Windows would not be able to run. Therefore, it is important to be sure that you have a Backup of this vital database.

This How-To Article walks you through the steps of backing up your Windows Registry.

Backing Up the Windows Registry

1. Click the Start button and select Run... from the Start menu.

2. In the "Open:" text box, type: "scanregw" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

3. Your Registry will first be checked for errors.

4. Once no errors are found, you will be asked if you would like to create a backup. Click Yes to begin creating the Backup.

5. The Backup will complete, and you will receive a confirmation dialog box. Your Backup is now complete.

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