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Windows 7: Restore point error

15 Oct 2011   #91
theog

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15 Oct 2011   #92
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
Under shadow copy is says manual and won't stay running, but I just have to check it is on automatic. Why won't it stay running?
Clarify this.

Where are you seeing "shadow copy"?? What are you looking at and how did you get there? You shouldn't see "shadow copy" when you make a restore point or attempt a restore.
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15 Oct 2011   #93
PattiChati

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theog - it worked!!! Yeah, finally. Thank you.
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15 Oct 2011   #94
PattiChati

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ignat - when I couldn't get restore point one of the techs on "just answer" said to check the shadow copy. I got there by services.exe. Hmmm - now all I see is Shadow explorer, shadow copy isn't even there. Is that allright? I got rid of the xsoft thing through theog. So outside of your question about shadow copy, all is good.
Do you know how to get rid of the icons at the beginning when you reboot. I often reboot and leave the room. Now I have to stay to click on them. I think it has to do with administrator stuff that I had to do to do the repair install.
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15 Oct 2011   #95
ignatzatsonic

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You should stay out of services as a rule.

You do not need to go to services to do a system restore or make a restore point.

I'm not sure about your icon issue. It sounds like something related to passwords and logging in.

You might start another thread about that specific issue.

It is hard to understand your issues because of the lack of screen shots in your posts. A picture is worth more than a thousand words. I'd recommend you learn how to post pictures of what you are looking at so we can better understand exactly where you are.

You should also think about updating Windows through Windows Update. I'm guessing you are not now using Service Pack 1.

Now that you know how to do a repair install, you should have enough confidence to do a clean install if you ever have to.
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15 Oct 2011   #96
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

A clean install though requires intalling your programs and all the stuff you downloaded and bookmarked. I would love to do it, but am afraid to, especially since it is working now. I can't post a picture of the icons at the start because the start menu isn't up yet.
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15 Oct 2011   #97
ignatzatsonic

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OK;

You could start a thread about the icons thing, probably in General Discussion.

Keep on top of your backups.

Resist the urge to fiddle unnecessarily.

Keep Windows updated, at least for updates marked "important" or "critical". You should get Service Pack 1.

Make sure your antivirus and antimalware applications are running and updated.

Stay out of the registry and services.

Hang around here and read tutorials and try to upgrade your knowledge gradually over time.

You're doing fine. Good job on the repair install.
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15 Oct 2011   #98
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

Thanks so much, you have given me confidence. I do have to stay away from "fixing" things. The red flag on the bottom right keeps telling me to check my antivirus, but I have avast and it is fine and up to date, so I don't know.
Also, you said install Service Pack 1. I did update windows, it took a while, but it doesn't say Service Pack 1. I went to tutorials and all it had there was people with problems of it not installing. I didn't see directions on how to install it. Thanks so much.
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15 Oct 2011   #99
ignatzatsonic

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Not sure about your anti-virus red flag, but I would get to the bottom of it. You might try a post in the anti-virus section.

You could always uninstall it and instead install Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and highly regarded. Keep Malware Bytes.

Some people have trouble installing Service Pack 1 through Windows Update.

But you can instead download it and then install it directly from your hard drive, bypassing Windows Update.

To learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed

Click the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.

If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your computer.

If it is NOT installed, you can download it here:

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)

I think you have to go through a "validation" process at that link.

You will see about 10 files in the list.

You need ONLY the last one:

windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe 537.0 MB

Download it and run it just like any other installation.

Probably a good idea to make a restore point before you run it. That might happen automatically anyway.
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16 Oct 2011   #100
PattiChati

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit
 
 

OK, thanks. Where I get into trouble is when my computer gets slow and sluggish. I go back to these forums and they give me these tutorials to optimize ur computer and I do them all hoping my computer will speed thngs up. When I first got this thing and when I put windows 7 on it - it just sang, it was great. Wish you could keep it that way. What do you do when your computer gets slow that is safe? Thanks so much for all your help.
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