Microsoft has issued a warning to all its 800M Windows 10 users that a serious and long-running bug in the platform is not actually a bug at all. Instead, the problem was introduced “by design”. And it’s worrying on multiple levels.
What Microsoft confirms it did was quietly switch off Registry backups in Windows 10 eight months ago, despite giving users the impression this crucial safeguarding system was still working. As Ghacks spotted at the time, Registry backups would show “The operation completed successfully", despite no backup file being created.
Backing up a registry is a crucial last line of defence for many businesses and everyday users.
So why has Microsoft done this? In the company’s own words: “to help reduce the overall disk footprint size of Windows”. And how big is a registry backup? Typically 50-100MB.
The more sensible approach would have been to tell users and offer them an option... We all have choices today and you decide whether you want to use Windows, MacOS or Linux (or yes also BSD for real die-hards).
#microsoft Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users
Microsoft has issued a serious warning to every Windows 10 user, which you need to know about...