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This one is straightforward. After restoring a system using system restore, are registry keys and data get restored as well?

Interested in Win7 only.

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Yes, system restore keeps and restores backup copies of the registry.

In fact, the registry backups can be used without system restore if your system has a corrupt registry. They are stored in the "c:\system volume information" folder.

Microsoft documents the procedure to restore just the registry manually here:

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According to wikipedia:

The following resources are backed up:

  • Registry

  • [...]

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Yes, there are restored to state when selected restore point was created.

Be sure you have drive C monitored by system restore (Volume Shadow Copy).

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The Registry is part of the SystemState and is backed-up as well as restored with it.

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