• Registry backups: Yea or nay?


    Fred Langa

    By Fred Langa

    Windows has had the ability to separately back up and restore its Registry — the essential internal database of software settings — since Windows 98. But do Registry backups still make sense in the era of Windows 10/11?

    Plus: A subscriber seeks clarification of the difference between a Windows Recovery Disk and the Windows Recovery Environment.

    And: A subscriber asks for help tracking down a long-forgotten family photo that was unexpectedly displayed by the Windows lock screen slideshow!

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.13.0, 2022-03-28).