The registry is an incredibly important component of Windows and whether you are using a tweaking tool to do the hard work for you or you are editing the registry by hand, it is important that you have a backup in place in case anything should go wrong. Registry Backup from Tweaking.com is a free tool that can be used to manually or automatically backup your registry so it can be restored if needed.
The program can be used to back up the registry as a whole, or you can choose to only back up the hives and branches you are going to be working with. The actual backup process is very quick and simple, and the same can be said of the restoration procedure.
There are not too many settings that you need to concern yourself with, but if you find that you are having problems creating backups with a regular user account, you can opt to elevate the program to run under a system account. You can also opt to create automatic backup by making use of Windows’ Task Scheduler, and to reduce the amount of drive space you need to set aside, older backups can be deleted after a certain number of days.
There is also a portable version of the program available and this is a great option if you work with multiple computers. It enables you to easily store all of the backups for your various computers in one place and easily use the software in Safe Mode or on system that have problem installing new applications. Whether you opt to use the regular or portable version, you have a powerfultool on your hands.
Version 2.1.1 changes:
- Fixed a bug where creating a schedule on XP would fail.
- Updated the schedule backup at login to now wait 5 min before running.
- When clicking the create schedule button, the program will now auto replace the old task, if one was created, instead of making the user delete it first.
- Updated the default colors to the new lighter scheme. Users can of course always change the colors to what they like.