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Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby Executioner » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:26 pm

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.


LOL - I've used that feature before with 7 in an emergency and it works fine. I looked at mine in the system folder, and just like the link, they are all 0 byes in length. This started with 1803.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/06/29/microsoft-windows-10-upgrade-registry-warning-upgrade-windows/#711210ef71ef

So to fix it, you have to run REGEDIT
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Re: Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby Pugsley » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:05 am

You know with all the bull shit lately from MS you would think some startup would make a new OS or IT departments would file a class action against them.

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Re: Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:32 am

I've never totally trusted this. I make my own registry backups using ERUNT on a regular basis, and I image my whole boot drive every couple of weeks.

I also always do an ERUNT on any client's PC I work on. It's saved me a lot of trouble many times. I've salvaged systems where the Windows registry backup was corrupted with some tough to remove malware, so I'd restore from some older ERUNT backup I'd made on a previous visit.

Oh and they'll tell you ERUNT doesn't work with Win 8 or Win 10, but it works fine.
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Re: Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby Executioner » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:01 am

I forgot about ERUNT. I think I used to use it for XP. Since it works for 10, I'll use it instead.

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Re: Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:39 am

You need to run it as administrator or you'll get an error, but you can set that in the compatibility tab in the shortcut.
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Re: Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby Executioner » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:46 am

I set it as admin, but there was an error when creating the backup when I selected "other open users registry". I deleted that backup and tried it again without that box ticked, and it worked with no errors. While searching, this site has a never version: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/downlo ... ry-backup/

Says it works with 10.

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Re: Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:34 pm

Sometimes I get an error the first time it runs and sometimes you have to reboot then it's fine.

I'll check out the new version. Honestly it's a very simple thing to do all you're doing is copying the five hive files you can do with a batch file.
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Re: Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:29 pm

Ok, I like that new backup program. It supports a more reliable backup procedure than what ERUNT used.

I like that there's a portable version. I configured it only to backup the registry. I don't need all the AppData and other folders backed up, but it's nice that there's that option. Also nice that there's a scheduler if you use the installed version.

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