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Windows So far, Microsoft has been very tight-lipped about Windows 7, carefully trying to prevent another Longhorn PR disaster where the company promised the heavens and more for Longhorn, but in the end ditched Longhorn to make way for Vista. Chris Flores (Windows Client Communications Team) as well as Steven Sinofsky, has broken the silence a little bit to talk about Windows 7. In addition, it is believed Windows 7 will make its first official debut at the D6 All Things Digital conference today, during a keynote held by Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates.
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RE[4]: Wasted Opportunity
by renox on Tue 27th May 2008 19:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wasted Opportunity"
renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

The point isn't that editing the registry is complex, the point is that it is a single point of failure for the whole OS!

I have a colleague of mine who was had to reinstall the whole OS because of a registry corruption, (the socalled 'backup' of the registry didn't work either).

So the GP is right: each time you edit the registry, there is a possibility to hose the whole OS which is an awful design..

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RE[5]: Wasted Opportunity
by jayson.knight on Tue 27th May 2008 22:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Wasted Opportunity"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a colleague of mine who was had to reinstall the whole OS because of a registry corruption, (the socalled 'backup' of the registry didn't work either).


System restore would have bailed your colleague out of his bind. Sure it might have taken him a bit farther back than he wanted to go, but it still would have been better than nothing. System restore is an often overlooked godsend and has saved my ass on more than one occasion.

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RE[6]: Wasted Opportunity
by helf on Wed 28th May 2008 02:32 in reply to "RE[5]: Wasted Opportunity"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I've done registry restores a bajillion times. Worked splendidly for the most part.

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RE[5]: Wasted Opportunity
by rockwell on Thu 29th May 2008 01:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Wasted Opportunity"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

//I have a colleague of mine who was had to reinstall the whole OS because of a registry corruption, (the socalled 'backup' of the registry didn't work either).//

Well, then, either your colleague is a complete dipshit, or he has crap-ass hardware and/or computing habits.

I've done registry backups/restores several times. Worked like a charm.

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