Windows 10 used to auto-backup the important REGISTRY on a period basis.  However, the SYSTEM RESTORE area is actually a more comprehensive recovery resource to fall back to prior settings when needed https://www.pcmag.com/news/369325/microsoft-doesnt-backup-the-windows-registry-anymore https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/29/microsoft-explains-the-lack-of-registry-backups-in-windows-10/ https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4509719/the-system-registry-is-no-longer-backed-up-to-the-regback-folder-start QUOTE    Microsoft has confirmed that starting with Windows 10 version 1803 it no longer performs automatic backups of the Windows Registry.  […]