which program do you use to backup and restore the w7/w8 registry ?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi

    which program do you use to backup and restore w7/w8 registry?

    with xp , i was used to run erunt

    but under w7 and windows 8 seems Tweaking.com Registry Backup is the only 1 that can do the job

    thansk in advance
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    I don't backup the registry. It is included in an OS image.

    But TeraByte Unlimited's savereg.tbs will fully backup a running Windows registry.
     
  3. J_L

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    I don't see the advantage backing it up separately from an OS image, other than individual entries I may restore some time in the future. That I use regedit for.

    Restoring the entire registry without the rest of the system sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.
     
  4. Minimalist

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    +1. System image is the way to go.
     
  5. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi Brian , i haven't savereg.tbs
    but i can i restore the registry only?
    thanks
     
  6. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi hqsec
    but backup the registry and restore via image is less fast and to restore to have to restore the image , it takes time
    under xp i was able to backup it in few seconds
     
  7. Brian K

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    savereg.tbs is in the scripts folder of TBOSDT. (Pro)

    restoreg.tbs is for an offline restore.

    They certainly work. I did a backup and then deleted two registry hives. Win8 didn't load. I restored the registry backup and all is OK.

    But like the others have said, an image backup is safer.
     
  8. Minimalist

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    I get my system image restored in 5 minutes. Restoring only registry keys without all file changes can IMO cause problems.
     
  9. Adric

    Adric Registered Member

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    ERUNT will work on Win7/8, but UAC has to be disabled before restoring. You might
    want to take a look at RegBak which is similar to ERUNT.
     
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