How to back up and restore the registry in Windows Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Windows 7Windows 8.1Windows 10 Select Product Version All ProductsWindows 8.1Windows 10Windows 7 Windows 10, 8.1, or 8 Back up the registry manually, or create a system restore point. Back up the registry manually Create a restore point After you've backed up the information, restore it based on the method you used. Restore a manual back up Restore from a restore point Windows 7 Back up the registry manually, or create a restore point. Back up the registry manually Create a restore pointRestore the information based on which backup method you used. Restore from a restore point Last Updated: 16 Apr 2018 Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.