Registry backup

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by Peterr, May 18, 2012.

  1. Peterr

    Peterr Honorable Member

    Mar 31, 2011
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    Do you find this to be comparable to ERUNT but for Win 7? - Registry Backup v0.9.0 Beta is ready for testing - Registry Backup is a free backup tool that will use the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service to backup your.

    Microsoft recommends using the Volume Shadow Copy to backup up the registry. This grabs a complete backup of the registry hives as they are. Some other registry backup programs use the Windows API RegSaveKey instead.

    RegSaveKey function

    Quote From Microsoft:
    "that back up or restore system state including and registry hives should use the Volume Shadow Copy Service instead of the registry functions."

    "Using RegSaveKey together with RegRestoreKey to copy subtrees in the registry is not recommended. This method does not trigger notifications and can invalidate handles used by other applications."

    By using the Volume Shadow Copy instead of the RegSaveKey API this registry backup program is safer to use.

    More information on the program will come as the beta gets a good testing from users.
    I will have help files, f.a.q and how to videos done with the final release.

    If you wish to help beta test feel free to give it a try.

    The backup process is extremely safe as it isn't touching any of your system files. It is reading from the volume copy service only.

    If you encounter any bugs or have any feedback to make the program better just post in the forums.

    Registry Backup

    #1 Peterr, May 18, 2012
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