Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

Found on Forbes on Monday, 01 July 2019
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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.

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.

This makes you wonder if Microsoft runs monthly "Make the dumbest possible decisions" competition. To save space, turn off backups. There's hardly anything more stupid you can do. At the same time they preinstall useless gaming apps nobody needs.