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Are you one of the 800M Windows 10 Users who received a warning from Microsoft in regards to a prevailing and serious problem?

It has been revealed by Microsoft themselves that they introduced, "by design", a power-down of the Registry backups that run in Windows 10. In spite of this, the system was still showing to be fully-functional and working correctly for the entire eight months it was switched off, even though no backup files were being created.

Microsoft revealed that "Starting in Windows 10, version 1803, Windows no longer automatically backs up the system registry to the RegBack folder. If you browse to the WindowsSystem32configRegBack folder in Windows Explorer, you will still see each registry hive, but each file is 0kb in size." (Source Ghacks.net)

Registry backups are a essential safe-guard and last-line of defence for the everyday users and companies who rely on third-party software. A system restore failure with these third-party software would mean a registry backup is all that, that user has.

A workaround has been released along with this statement, but it undeniably came too late for the 800M users who have been left with empty, and incomplete registry backups. As most businesses rely on IT to operate effectively, managing customer and business data is an essential part of this. Firesand can help you secure these resources. Ensuring complete viability, sustainability and regulatory compliance. Get in touch and we're on it.

Bibliography:

  1. Brinkmann, M. (2019). Microsoft explains the lack of Registry backups in Windows 10. Ghacks.net. Available from: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/29/microsoft-explains-the-lack-of-registry-backups-in-windows-10/ (Accessed on 02/07/2019)
  2. Kelly, G. (2019). Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users. Forbes. Available from: https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/06/29/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-registry-warning-upgrade-windows/amp/ (Accessed on 02/07/2019)

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