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Windows 7: How to get restore points back??

15 Dec 2010   #1

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How to get restore points back??

Windows 7 64 bit is a pile of junk
yet again ie 32bit stopped working - the 64 bit does work.
I went to control panel
-internet options
-advanced tab
-then clicked reset button.
still does not work- restart - still does not work

now all the restore ponts have vanished.
can ANYONE tell me how to get them back?
i don't have any exotic software on this computer

thanks all




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15 Dec 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

IE reset has nothing to do with System Restore points. They aren't connected.

Tutorial if needed.
System Restore

When you get to this window open put a check mark in "Show other restore points".
Mike

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15 Dec 2010   #3

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thanks, but of course i don't get that far!
i even assigned lots of space for them.
there were lots of them
when i make a restore point to get to that page, there are no others.
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15 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Looks like you have none. There is nothing you can do. In the future, do imaging. Then you control the action.

PS: 99% of system problems are user error.
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15 Dec 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Looks like you have none. There is nothing you can do. In the future, do imaging. Then you control the action.

PS: 99% of system problems are user error.
99% of system problems are user error -you wish!
it should not be that easy to ruin, under normal use.

i suspect the restore points are on the system, just not being found.
please explain about "imaging"
i have back up copies of the registry if that helps.
there is nothing exotic or unusual on this computer which is used for email, news, forums and thats about it!
thanks
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15 Dec 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. To check for restore point run the following command foolowed by Enter in elevated Command prompt:

vssadmin list shadows

That will show all the shadows (restore points).

2. For imaging, watch one of my tutorials: Imaging with free Macrium

3. You have definitely made a false maneuver somewhere. Restore points do not disappear out of the blue. Maybe you made a disk cleanup or a similar operation.
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16 Dec 2010   #7

7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
1. To check for restore point run the following command foolowed by Enter in elevated Command prompt:

vssadmin list shadows

That will show all the shadows (restore points).

2. For imaging, watch one of my tutorials: Imaging with free Macrium

3. You have definitely made a false maneuver somewhere. Restore points do not disappear out of the blue. Maybe you made a disk cleanup or a similar operation.
AHA yes i did a disk clean up, but it did NOT mention i was removing restore point. more MSoft problems!
thanks
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16 Dec 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You did not pay attention - as I said, 99% are user errors.

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In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up ... Prompts you to delete all but the most recent restore point on the disk.
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16 Dec 2010   #9

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what obvious thing did i not pay attention to?
or is Windows 7 just for experts like yourself
thanks
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16 Dec 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oceano View Post
what obvious thing did i not pay attention to?
or is Windows 7 just for experts like yourself
thanks
the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box
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