In the registry editor, keys actually look like folders and values are what hold the actual settings. Each key in the registry can have more than one value, kind of like a folder can have more than one file stored inside. Some versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 98, will create a backup of your system registry for you everyday provided your computer was rebooted during that calendar day. To export and import registry files, the entries have to be serialized out. Amusingly if you ever look at a .reg file exported from the registry, entries that are just text are exported in a format effectively identical to .ini files.
This way you can hold off getting updates the moment Microsoft rolls them out, monitor the news for a bit to see if any major errors crop up, then manually do the update yourself. Microsoft is working on features to mitigate the pain of faulty updates. The only procedure available in Registry Fixer is to back up the registry before cleaning. Registry Fixer is primarily designed to work only with Windows XP, although we tested Windows 8 version 2.0 with little to no problems.
Click Delete files and wait for the process to complete. Under Device Specifications, click on Advanced system settings. Press Win + R, type in cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to launch the elevated command prompt.
Now, as we highlighted, corrupt or missing boot configuration data can be one primary reason why “The Boot Configuration Data for Your PC is missing,” occurs. Follow the wizard to choose disc types and media types, then start to create bootable media. If the BCD is lost, damaged or changed, the Windows operating system may not boot properly and a recovery screen will be displayed. It’s wise to back up the BCD boot file or create a System Backup, so that in case something like this boot error happens.
Regedit was never designed as an end-user application to manage application settings. Rather, the registry itself is a storage mechanism for application settings. Long values should be stored as files with the filenames stored in the configuration registry. In addition to this, you can create a system restore point and backup system files. For this, you can also use the Backup and Recovery module offered by Advanced System Optimizer, the best PC Optimization tool. Along with this there is potential for an optimization API too so that applications can periodically optimize their configuration databases.