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Windows 7: How to make restore points last forever

15 Mar 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hatemf23 View Post
Thanks every one, I increased the maximum space for SR (it was only 1.8 GB)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can go to task mangager and turn off the default once a week SR point.

At best they are deleted after 3 months
I looked around but couldnt find how to do this in the task manager... are they deleted after 3 months anyway even if theres space?

As for taking a system image should I use a program or the windows backup future? which one creates a smaller file?

Sorry buddy, meant task scheduler.

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15 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hatemf23 View Post
Yes im starting to think I should abandon SR totally and start making images.
I have. System restore has been utterly useless for me going back since it's inception with XP. People will argue with me on this, as if they were sitting next to me each and everytime I've tried to fix someone else's computer using SR, but for me, personally, it is useless and is disabled right away on my own systems. I keep my data backed up, and my systems backed up as well. If I need to lay down a clean image, I can, or else I can do a clean install in under 2 hours and restore my data. My plan works for me across all of my own systems.

Now I'm not telling you to follow my lead, as you should choose what works for you.
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15 Mar 2011   #13

windows 7 and windows xp

you might try comodo time machine it is free here is a link to it.
it works great for me I do a lot of trial software it lets me to go back to before
I installed in just a few minutes.

Data Recovery with Comodo Time Machine | Comodo
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