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This article describes how to manually back up the Windows registry using Windows Registry Checker (Scanregw.exe).
There may be situations where you need to edit the Windows registry. Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup copy of the registry using the following steps:
For additional information about Windows Registry Checker and the registry, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/183887/EN-US/ )Description of the Windows Registry Checker Tool (Scanreg.exe)