How to Backup Registry Automatically in Windows 11?

If you frequently make changes in your Windows 11 configuration or install/uninstall software, it is high time to back up your Windows registry automatically.

What is Windows Registry?

The Windows Registry is a central hierarchical database used in Windows 11 to store information necessary to configure the system for one or more users, applications, and hardware devices. The Registry contains those pieces of information that Windows continually takes as a reference during operation, such as profiles for each user, the applications installed on the computer and the types of documents that each can create, property sheet settings for folders and application icons, what hardware exists on the system, and the ports that are being used.

That means, if you make some mistake while editing the registry or a third-party application alters the registry, you would be unable to find which part has been modified. Unfortunately, it will be difficult for you to troubleshoot your Windows at a later stage. Even a wrong modification of Windows Registry may damage Windows installation, and your PC may be unbootable. Hence, it is already recommended to make a whole registry backup while changing anything on your system, including adding or removing hardware and installing or uninstalling third-party software.

How to Backup Registry Automatically in Windows 11?

Windows Registry is an integral part of an operating system, and it is always recommended to make a backup before making any changes. So, if something goes wrong, you can restore your Windows Registry to its previous working state. Although it is possible to create a backup of Windows Registry manually, we recommend scheduling your PC to generate a backup of Registry automatically.

Step 1. First, click on the Search button at the taskbar and then type Task Scheduler.

Step 2. Then, right-click on Task Scheduler app and select Run as administrator option to open it with elevated rights.

Sten 3. When the Task Scheduler window opens, navigate to “Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Registry” in the left sidebar.

Step 4. After that, double-click on the RegIdleBackup option in the middle pane to open “RegIdleBackup Properties” window.

Step 5. In the “RegIdleBackup Properties” window, choose the Triggers tab in the menu and then hit the New button.

Step 6. Next, select the desired trigger from the dropdown menu of “Begin the task” in the New Trigger window. You may choose the following trigger:-

  • On a schedule – This allows you to schedule a task daily, monthly, weekly, and yearly basis at any particular time.
  • At log on –  This option allows you to automatically perform the task when you log in from the selected user’s account.
  • At startup – The task will be launched with Windows startup.
  • On idle – When this option is selected, the task will be executed when your system is lying idle for a specific time.
  • On an event – This allows you to schedule the task when a specific event occurs.
  • At task creation/modification – Task will happen once created or modified.
  • On connection to user session – Task will occur when the remote computer is connected.
  • On disconnect from user session – Task will occur when the remote computer is disconnected.
  • On workstation lock – Schedule task will be executed once the user locks the device.
  • On workstation unlock – Task will be performed once the user opens the device.

Ensure Enabled option is checked at the bottom and click the OK button.

Note: If you need, you can configure other options on the screen; that is optional.

That’s it. Now, Windows Registry will be backed up automatically on your PC at the scheduled time.

Once the registry is auto backed up, by default it will be stored at C:\Windows\System32\Config\RegBack folder.

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