Microsoft Turns Off Registry Backups Without Warning
Approximately eight months ago, Microsoft decided they were going to turn off the registry backups in Windows 10. Why? To decrease the registry footprint on the device. This may not be a major deal if Microsoft would have informed users. However, they did not.
Instead, users would get a notification that the “operation completed successfully”, despite no backup file was actually created. This alone created a false sense of security. Business and home users who relied on registry backups if a system restore point failed, were left with nothing.
This is yet another issue the Windows 10 operating system has created for users. It wasn’t the first and will not be the last. Unfortunately, it is instances like this that create resistance for users to update their systems to the latest version of Windows. However, by failing to update, security vulnerabilities may be left unpatched. It’s a double edge sword.
Finding the Duller Side
Users should keep their devices updated. By failing to do so, they are leaving a backdoor open for hackers to exploit their networks. However, by updating, they do run the risk of experiencing issues within the latest version of Windows 10. There have been several reports with Windows 10 stability issues, resulting in users experiencing a Blue Screen of Death. It happens. PCs crash, Windows updates often wreak havoc, and systems fail.
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