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How to How to Backup Registry in Windows 10

The automatic registry backup feature in Windows 10 is disabled by default on your


computer. You will find below the steps to backup registry in Windows 10, both
manually and automatically.

Backup Registry in Windows 10


Backup Registry in Windows 10

In previous versions, Windows 10 would automatically backup the registry files on


your computer and save the Registry Backup in RegBackup system folder.

However, the Automatic Registry Backup feature was removed in later versions,
apparently to save storage space.

This practically means that you won�t be able to restore Registry from a backup, in
case you end up with damaged or corrupted Registry files on your computer.

Luckily, Microsoft has only disabled this feature and you can still re-enable
Registry Backup feature on your computer.

Note: RegBackup folder is located at C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack. If


Registry is not being backed up, you will find all entries in this folder having 0
Kb size.
1. Enable Automatic Registry Backup in Windows 10

Follow the steps below to enable Automatic Registry Backups in Windows 10.

Note: This step is meant for advanced users. Modifying Registry Files in an
incorrect way can cause serious problems on your computer.

1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Run.

Open Run Command on Windows PC

2. In the Run Command Window, type regedit and click on OK.

Open Registry Editor Using Run Command

3. On the Registry Editor screen, navigate to Configuration Manager Key located at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Configuration
Manager.

Windows Configuration Manager Registry Entry

4. Right-click on Configuration Manager Folder > select New > click on DWORD (32-
bit) Value.

Open New DWORD in Configuration Manager Registry

5. Name the newly created key EnablePeriodicBackup and press the Enter key on the
keyboard of your computer.

Create EnablePeriodicBackup DWORD

6. Next, double-click on the newly created EnablePeriodicBackup DWORD and set its
value to 1.
Enable Periodic Registry Backup Using Registry Editor

7. Click on the OK button to save the change to DWORD and Restart your computer.

After this change, Windows will automatically create a backup of the entire
Registry and the backup will be placed in RegBackup folder located at
C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack.

Windows will also create �RegIdleBackup� task in the Task Scheduler to manage
future auto registry backups on your computer.
2. Create Manual Registry Backup in Windows 10

After enabling Registry Backups on your computer, you will also be able to make
manual backup of Registry.

1. Click on the Start button > Type Task Scheduler in the search box and click on
Task Scheduler App in the search results.

Open Windows Task Scheduler

2. On the Task Scheduler screen, navigate to Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft >
Windows > Registry.

Backup Registry Using Task Scheduler

3. Right-click on RegIdleBackup task and click on Run option in the menu that
appears.

Once you click on Run, Task Scheduler will create a backup of the entire Registry
on your computer, overwriting the previous Registry backup in the RegBackup folder.

By: Waseem Patwegar

Do you know the amount of RAM, Storage, Processor, GPU and other specs of the main
hardware on your computer? You will find below the steps to check Hardware Specs in
Windows 10.

Check Hardware Specs in Windows 10


Check Hardware Specs in Windows 10

Whether you are trying to buy a new computer or sell your old computer, you will
find the need to check hardware specs of the computer in question.

On your current computer, you may want to find RAM, Processor speed and GPU, in
order to make sure that your computer can handle a particular Software Program or
PC Game.

Also, knowing the hardware specs on your computer can be useful while trying to
make a decision about whether or not to upgrade your computer.

For example, if the computer is running slow, you can hope to improve its
performance by replacing the HDD with SSD and adding more RAM to your computer.

So let us go ahead and take a look at the steps to find hardware specs in Windows
10.
1. Check RAM on Your Computer

Follow the steps below to check the amount of RAM (Random Access Memory) on your
computer.

1. Open Settings and click on the System tab.

System Tab on Windows Settings Screen

2. On the next screen, scroll down and click on About in the left pane. In the
right-pane, you will be able to see installed and usable RAM on your computer under
�Device Specs� section.

Windows Device Specifications on Settings Screen

As you can see in above image, the computer has 8 GB installed RAM and 7.87 GB of
usable RAM.
2. Check Processor on Your Computer

Follow the steps below to find information about the type of Processor installed on
your computer.

1. Type �System Information� in the search bar and double click on System
Information App.

Open Windows System Information App

2. On the next screen, scroll down in the right-pane to Processor entry and you
will be able to see the Model, Manufacturer, Speed and number of Cores on the
Processor.

Processor Info on System Information Screen


3. Check GPU or Graphic Card on Your Computer

Follow the steps below to check details of the Graphics Card installed on your
computer.

1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager.

Open Device Manager

2. On the Device Manager screen, expand Display Adapters entry to see the GPU on
your computer.

Display Adapters on Windows Device Manager Screen

If you find two GPU entries, it means that your computer has a dedicated graphics
card, in addition to the integrated graphics card in the processor.

Typically, the dedicated Graphics Card will be the second entry under �Display
adaptors�.

For example, if you have an Intel processor, the integrated graphics will be named
�Intel HD Graphics XXXX� and the second Graphics card will be named something like
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M.
3. Check Storage Capacity of Your Computer

Follow the steps below to find the storage capacity of your computer.

1. Open Settings on your computer and click on System tab.

System Tab on Windows Settings Screen


2. On the next screen, scroll down and click on Storage in the left pane. In the
right-pane, you will find the storage capacity of your computer listed under �Local
storage� section.

Local Storage On Windows Settings Screen

3. Click on This PC to see detailed information about usage of storage on your


computer.

Device Storage Details on Windows Settings Screen

As you can see in above image, 48 GB space is reserved for the operating system and
other System Files on your computer.
4. Check Type of Storage (HDD or SDD) on Your Computer

Follow the steps below to find the type of storage (HDD or SDD), manufacturer and
the model number of the hard disk drive on your computer.

1. Click on This PC (or My Computer). In the right-pane, right-click on your Hard


Disk and click on Properties option in the contextual menu.

Open Hard Disk Properties

2. On the pop-up, click on the Hardware tab and click on Properties button.

Open Hard Disk Drive Properties

3. On the next pop-up, you will find the manufacturer, model number and the type of
Hard Disk installed on your computer

Windows Hard Disk Drive Details

As you can see in above image, the computer has a Toshiba Standard Disk Drive (SDD)
of 256 GB size.
5. Check Motherboard Model, Version & Serial Number

Follow the steps below to find the Model Number, Version and Serial Number of the
Motherboard or the Baseboard installed on your computer.

1. Type System Information in the search bar and double click on System Information
App.

Open Windows System Information App

2. On System Information screen, scroll down in the right-pane to BaseBoard (or


Motherboard) entry and you will find information about the Motherboard on your
computer.

Motherboard Details on Windows System Information Screen

Many times the information about Motherboard may not be clear. You will have to use
command prompt to find Motherboard Model, Version and Serial Number.

Open Command Prompt > Type wmic baseboard get product, manufacturer, version,
serialnumber and press enter.

Get Windows PC Motherboard Details Using Command Prompt


Once the above command is executed, you will find the manufacturer, serial number
and version of motherboard.