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Windows 7 Registry Repair - Complete Guide

written by: •edited by: J. F. Amprimoz•updated: 1/9/2011

Here's the complete guide to repair, backup and restore your Windows Registry in Windows 7 (32/64 bit). You can use it to repair your registry in case there are any issues with it.

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    How to Repair Your Registry in Windows 7

    In all Windows operating systems, the Windows Registry is one of the most important components which keep things running. In Windows 7, we have the Windows Registry which stores user and application specific data as well as keys which help your applications store data and run properly.

    Most of the data used by applications and games is stored either in the registry as a key or in local files. You must always try to keep your registry intact as any problems with your registry can lead to issues with installing software, removing it and using applications.

    There are various tools which can be used to repair your registry in Windows 7, if the registry data has been corrupted due to some reason.

    In this guide, I will show you two of the best applications which you can use to clean and repair your registry in Windows 7. For Windows XP and Vista, check out this list of the best Registry Repair software.

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    Backup Your Registry in Windows 7

    Before using any application to clean or repair your registry, I would suggest that you back up all your registry entries first.

    To back up your Windows 7 registry,

    Go to Start > Run > regedit.

    Open the Registry Editor and click on File > Export and save the whole registry data to a file you want to. Remember to select the Export Range as All.

    Once your registry is backed up, you can try to restore the registry using any of these tools.

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    Windows 7 Registry Repair Using Little Registry Cleaner

    Just download Little Registry Cleaner from this link: Little Registry Cleaner Download

    It's free to use, so you won't have to buy anything. It will first create a restore point during the installation in case things go haywire.

    Start Little Registry Cleaner and click on the Scan Registry option. Set it to scan all the sections.

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    After the scanning is complete, it will show you a list of all the problems and errors in the registry. Select the Fix Problems option and click OK.

    It will now repair your registry data and fix all the problems in it. When it's finished, your Windows 7 Registry will be repaired.

    If you want to revert back, you can click on the Restore Registry option and select the backup you want to restore back to.

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    Repair Registry in Windows 7 64 Bit Using Free Windows Registry Repair

    Download Free Windows Registry Repair - This is a free application which can be used to repair your Windows 7 registry and keep your PC running. It is used to repair invalid registry entries and clean your registry.

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    Install it and run the application. Click on the Full Scan option to start scanning the registry. After the scanning is complete, click on Fix Errors to correct or repair all the errors in the registry.

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    You can also restore back to the older state of your registry by selecting the Restore option and selecting the point you want to go back to.

    Both of these Windows 7 Registry Repair apps are very nifty and easy to use. They work in both 32 and 64 bit Windows 7 to repair the registry easily.

    Alternatively, you can also try out Eusing Registry Cleaner to repair your registry in Windows 7 64 bit / 32 bit. Check out this Guide to Eusing Registry cleaner.