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Windows 7: Using System Restore Points and/or 3rd Party Imaging Software

View Poll Results: Which do you use?
Both System Restore Points AND 3rd party imagaing software 16 50.00%
Only System Restore Points 2 6.25%
Only 3rd party imaging software 5 15.63%
System Restore Points AND Windows Native Imaging 9 28.13%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

21 Jan 2011   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 
Using System Restore Points and/or 3rd Party Imaging Software

Please cast your vote. Do you use both System Restore Points AND 3rd party imaging software, or only one of them. Feel free to add your comments.

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21 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I can't really join the poll as I use Restore Points and Windows System Image backup as in Brinks tutorial. Both work well for me so I don't the feel the need for any 3rd party software. Needs another choice in the poll as I'm sure many people use the same system as me!
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21 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

The poll does not have my method. I'm using both restore points and Windows 7 native imaging. I'll create a restore point before installing something new, to be able to quickly restore to the point before installation if needed; I'll create an image of my system in about once a week.

Using Windows 7 native Backup & Restore for imaging / restoring an image has not failed me yet.

Kari
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21 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Ouch...I missed the Native Imaging. Is there any way to edit the poll? I can only edit the original post.
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21 Jan 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Ouch...I missed the Native Imaging. Is there any way to edit the poll? I can only edit the original post.
Beg or send money to Admin
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21 Jan 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

I just begged.
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21 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

A lot of OEM users just rely on the inbuilt OEM recovery partition and OEM recovery disks.
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21 Jan 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I use both sometime and this makes it very easy to have plenty points if needed and it can also be added to the Task Scheduler so points will be created in case the PC is never restarted.


System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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21 Jan 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I just begged.
You must have the "Midas" touch! Have now voted in the poll!
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21 Jan 2011   #10

 
 

Up until now I've only used System Restore, so your poll is reminding me of what I SHOULD be doing, and that is, to do both System Restore and imaging. So I think I'll wait to cast my vote until after I do my first system imaging.
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