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Windows 7: How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically

21 Oct 2011   #11
mjf

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I reimage quite frequently (~once a month). It gives me the confidence to try and learn things I would otherwise be too conservative to attempt.


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21 Oct 2011   #12
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I reimage quite frequently (~once a month). It gives me the confidence to try and learn things I would otherwise be too conservative to attempt.
If I need to try anything that might cause problems I do it in a VM first.
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21 Oct 2011   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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I reimage quite frequently (~once a month). It gives me the confidence to try and learn things I would otherwise be too conservative to attempt.
If I need to try anything that might cause problems I do it in a VM first.
We could go on forever but...
A VM is not a complete substitute for the real operational environment and in my case reimaging is so fast.
The fact that I have reimaged full systems so often to existing and new HDDs using both Windows and Macrium also gives me some confidence I am providing imaging advice that I have learned from personal experience.
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21 Oct 2011   #14
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I reimage quite frequently (~once a month). It gives me the confidence to try and learn things I would otherwise be too conservative to attempt.
If I need to try anything that might cause problems I do it in a VM first.
We could go on forever but...
A VM is not a complete substitute for the real operational environment and in my case reimaging is so fast.
The fact that I have reimaged full systems so often to existing and new HDDs using both Windows and Macrium also gives me some confidence I am providing imaging advice that I have learned from personal experience.
Oh I don't say that I haven't reimaged. I have several times with both Windows and Macrium but I prefer to do it only when needed as it is not without risk.
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21 Oct 2011   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I have reimaged over 30 times on my 2 PCs and never had a problem. Lucky maybe but for me that's statistically very low risk. Hardware failures aside, the chance that I couldn't recover any of my images would be close to zero.

Edit: Let me get back to the core issue I am attempting to address that's related to the thread.
Restore points have let me down badly.
Images have never let me down.
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21 Oct 2011   #16
kado897

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Yes and I suppose with frequent imaging bringing the system fully back up to date is not so time consuming. It is one of the reasons I am experimenting with the daily differentials. I still prefer not to reimage if I don't need to though.

I also do an sfc /scannow before each image as I have been caught out in the past with images having the problem I am trying to resolve.
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