Major problems have emerged for users of Windows 10 and the only people Microsoft have to blame for the problem, is themselves.
Plagued by multiple problems during the past month Windows 10 has been described by Forbes magazine of being in a “Rut’ and that their latest problems have “Made things even worse”.
Microsoft recently issued important new Windows 10 warning (and the failure behind it) to 800 million users of their software.
They claimed that a serious and long-running bug in the platform has been identified but the problem is that Microsoft coded the so-called bug when they quietly switch off Registry backups in Windows 10 eight months ago.
Even the Windows 10 Registry backups would show “The operation completed successfully”, despite no backup files ever being created.
Backing up a registry is a crucial last line of defence for many businesses and everyday users however Microsoft appears to have thumbed their nose at this practise.
“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.” the Company said.
Forbes said that should a Windows System Restore point fail, barring the use of third-party software, the registry backup is all a user has to restore data.
Windows 10 1803 was released in October 2018 and, despite the issue being flagged to Microsoft in its feedback hub service at the time, but it’s only now that the US software company is coming clean to the extent of the problem.
Their latest disclosure comes just two months after Microsoft pledged to give Windows 10 users more “control, quality and transparency”.
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.
Forbes said that in an extremely belated attempt to put things right, Microsoft has detailed a workaround. Ironically, it involves editing the registry, but this will undoubtedly have come too late for users who, in their hour of need, discovered the registry backups Windows 10 told them had been “completed successfully” when in reality nothing is being backed up.