Tweaking.com Registry Backup – Backup and Restore the Windows Registry

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As Computer Technicians, occasionally we need to dive into the registry to make some changes such as removing registry keys that a virus or some software left over. Of course, it is always a good idea backup the registry before you make any changes in case something goes wrong. Tweaking.com’s Registry Backup is a free tool that makes backing up and restoring the Windows registry easy.
In the past, many technicians used ERUNT to do this task but unfortunately ERUNT hasn’t been updated for many years.

One of the main features that Tweaking.com’s Registry Backup has over ERUNT is that it makes use of the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to create its backups. This is the recommended backup method by Microsoft as it is deemed safer than RegSaveKey function which ERUNT uses. The application comes with a portable and installer version, it can restore the registry from Safe Mode and it maintains detailed logs of the work it has done.

Registry Backup can also be used as an ongoing registry backup solution as it allows you to schedule backups.

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Bryce Whitty

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Bryce Whitty
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Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

Comments (4)

  • Speedy Computers, LLC says:

    hey nice article. keep up the good work

  • susej Technology solutions says:

    Very educative article.keep the candle burning

  • Hank Arnold (MVP) says:

    Thanks for making the point up front that folks need to backup the registry before editing it. I’ve been fighting this with any number of posters and bloggers who solve every issue by editing the registry, even when a simple “fix” using the interface works just as well. They almost never remind folks that the first step is always “BACKUP THE REGISTRY”…

    Also, thanks for pointing us to this utility.

  • Ed Anderson says:

    I’m currently a student at a technical vocational school first portion of A+ completed now studying for 2n test (702) and then Net +. I recently got hired at major big box store to fix pc’s and answer technical questions.
    I should have known to ask, what is your definition of repair? I am allowed to download an executable file and establish a remote connection to an out of state pc tech. They are actually Contractor’s, to minimize risk and increase profits. They really only scan the pc for viruses and recommend software to purchase and reset pc settings for highest security, claiming the software is back t it’s original state.
    This makes me uncomfortable at best, more like sick. What a rip off, what if the customers pc wont boot, sorry we can’t help you.
    I am trying to get an idea of what software and tools I would need to start up a true PC diagnostics and repair shop, can you offer some suggestions?
    Thank you,
    Ed