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How do i create a backup of the entire registry in windows 7, in a format so that they can be easily restored? Actually i want to install a fresh copy of windows and i want to backup the configurations etc of my installed software in other drives.

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In general, this is a bad idea. The registry is constantly changing. Rolling back to a previous version of the registry is likely to break things. A better solution is to backup just the bits of the registry that you care about. Using restore points may or may not work too depending on what your end goal is. –  EBGreen Nov 29 '12 at 17:57
    
I've had good results with ERUNT. –  martineau Nov 29 '12 at 18:07

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I've used CCleaner from Piriform to backup the registry before cleaning it. Though I no longer clean my registry, CCleaner still gives the option to do so. If you were to initiate a registry cleaning it would pop up the option to back up. Do so, then cancel the cleaning. You can then restore from that backup at a later date.

See also CCleaner FAQ: How do I restore registry backups?

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Doesn't that only backup the ones your are deleting during the "clean"? –  nerdwaller Nov 29 '12 at 20:31

Warning: Floating values exist and this could be a bad idea, but since you asked:

Start
type 'regedit'
Right click the branch you want, click "Export"

It works for Keys and Hkeys. The reverse is "Import". But do some research first to figure it out... i.e. The link I gave you. That was the first result when I google'd your Title.

Seven Forums

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