In this guide, you will learn what the Windows Registry is, how to access and configure it, and how to backup and restore it.

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What is the Windows Registry?

The Windows registry stores Windows settings, individual program settings, and other important configuration information about your PC. The registry acts like a large shared database for applications to store configuration data and to interact with other applications.
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