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: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/322756/how-to-back-up-and-restore-the-registry-in-windows
According to wikipedia:
The following resources are backed up: