Learn How to Backup and Restore the Windows Registry

Windows Registry can be changed at any time and all the articles you write will tell you to keep up the backup first. Let us study about how to make this happen and it is not as simple as you think. Like any other file you can’t backup and Restore the registry and it is obvious that it can’t be modified by hands. Also file itself can’t be copied or replaced at least not while running Windows and full backup of registry cannot be restored from an export file either.

imagesWhat is the Registry? 

It is a hierarchical database that contains all the settings and configurations that are used by services, components, applications and everything in Windows.  There are two basic concepts of registry, one is keys and other is Values. Basically objects such as folders are called as registry Keys and it looks like folders in the interface. Whereas Values are bit like the files in the folders and that contains all actual settings.

Restoring Sections and Backing up of the Windows Registry:

You need to know how to backup and restore sections of the registry and the sessions that might be editing.  Obviously the process is quite simple and it will work well in all times. The sections of the registry can be backed up that all deal with application settings. All the applications will not store their settings in the registry.

For those that store the settings, you just need to save settings to backup file using this technique.  In order to backup the section of the registry, you just need to right click on the key on the left hand pane and you should choose Export from the Menu and then need to save the file with a name that you can recognize easily. Mostly it is saved as HKCR star.reg. After doing this, you can go ahead and change whatever you need to do.

Now let’s study about how to restore the backup; it is quite simple, double click on the icon and choose it to restore the information in to the registry.  This technique is same to registry anything you like to backup. But you cannot use the same technique in order to restore the entire registry. Deleting the whole registry will lead to break of things

The Most Reliable Laptop – MacBook Air

Well, according to survey, Apple MacBook is the most reliable laptop in the market. It has been observed by Consumers report that thousands of American consumers has been using MacBook Air. Despite of its advanced technology and ultra-light feature, failure rate of 7% has been estimated within the first three years of ownership. These results were proposed by persons who purchased a laptop in the last five years.

Besides, Apple is having other primary line of laptops, named as MacBook Pro which came with a failure rate of 9%. Whereas Apple’s mobile PCs turned in a failure rate of 10% which is known as lowest of any OEM. MacBook fails at lower rates as compared to Windows even though they are being used three more hours each week.

Another report provides information that Windows powered laptops which are not expensive in comparison of Apple are failing at a higher rate. Samsung failed at an estimated rate of 16% in the first three years. There were notebook laptops from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba which were in range of 18-19%. Lenovo ThinkPads has an estimated failure rate of 15% during first three years.

It’s been noticed that Apple’s notebooks are really expensive when it comes for repairing in comparison to Windows PC. $300 or more, this is actually 3 times more the repair cost of an average Windows notebook. So it is advisable to purchase; AppleCare, the Cupertino, Calif along with company’s extended warranty. The facility of extended warranty allows extending it from one year to three. Besides they also provide free technical support from 90 days to three years.

According to the report, people who have bought Apple laptop have added AppleCare more than fraction of Windows notebook buyers who have purchased an extended warranty from the retailer.

EMET A Valuable Tool for PC Protection

Computer is a device where you store a lot of important personal and professional data. There will some sensitive data which you don’t wish to share that data with anyone. Unfortunately there are many hackers around us and they may miss use your data. But one thing to consider is even most of the people doesn’t know how to protect the sensitive data. Also your PC may get attacked by the virus and there are many ways by which the virus may enter into the PC. One is when you copy any file from a virus the virus infected devices and other is when you download the file from virus infected websites. Virus is also very dangerous to loss or corruption of files.        Let us learn about how to protect PC data or information.

emet-iconIn order to avoid the association of virus to the computer, there is antivirus software that will avoid the entering of the virus. You need to select the reliable software, because unfortunately there are many ineffective tools that may cause loss or deletion of important files. Also you need to regularly update the antivirus software in order to protect the PC effectively. One basic thing you may know is, responding to suspicious emails or clicking to the emails of that offers fake things, is dangerous to your PC.

To make difficult for malicious hackers and cybercriminals that get in to your computer, there is an advanced tool that complements your existing defenses. Let us discuss about the functions of this tools. If you are well versed with the computer tasks, simply download Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) which is available for free. It is available some versions of Windows OS such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The working of EMET is by taking advantage of security technology that already exist on your PC, but may not be used for all the programs. EMET will manage in protecting your computer from undiscovered or new treats until they can be addressed through formal security updates.

14 security mitigations is included in EMET that complement other defense in-depth security measures, such as antivirus software and Windows Defender. EMET installs with default protection profiles, which are XML files that contain preconfigured settings for third-party applications and common Microsoft.