Recovering Your Registry From a Backup File in Windows 7

If you suspect that cleaning the Windows Registry has caused a problem with the functioning of your system, you can use your registry backup file to restore the original registry and reduce interference with your system.

To restore the original registry, perform the following steps:

  • Click on the Start    and type in regedit in the search box

  • You should the get the User Account Control warning for Registry Editor, click Yes to continue

  • You should then see the Registry editor

  • Select File > Import from the Registry Editor menu bar

  • Locate and select the registry backup file, then click Open

  • If the import is successful, you should see this message

    Click OK to complete the restoration of the registry backup file

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