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Windows 7: Does anyone else feel like Restore points don't actually work?

24 Jun 2012   #1
frognation

CA
 
 
Does anyone else feel like Restore points don't actually work?

Recently had a virus and Windows restore did not bring my computer back to its operational level of a week ago? Am I the only one that feels this way or are my expectations way off?


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24 Jun 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Frognation, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It depends on what you trying to restore. A restore point is limited to only the registry, programs, drivers, and system files. It has no affect on user files and folders.
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24 Jun 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Some things to remember. Once you get a virus and remove it all is not well. A virus could of installed it's self in restore points also. I would not use those restore points because of that. Once you get rid of the virus all the damage and system changes the virus could of made need repaired. Windows 7 restore points work quiet well but they are not designed to help repair virus attaches. They can be infected.
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24 Jun 2012   #4
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

To answer your question, sometimes yea. It seems as if the problem is still there right?
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25 Jun 2012   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

It really does depend on what the original issue was. As mentioned, for the most part they work well - but add a virus as the cause and all bets are off.
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25 Jun 2012   #6
mart44

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

A system image made when all was well with the computer would have brought the system back to a clean state. That could be thought of as the ultimate System Restore for when a virus strikes.
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30 Jul 2013   #7
Joeaa

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frognation View Post
Recently had a virus and Windows restore did not bring my computer back to its operational level of a week ago? Am I the only one that feels this way or are my expectations way off?
An old post; I feel that they don't work. I reinstalled my system from recovery disc "d:\" and there is no way to make a restore point restore anything, or work successfully, in win7 Home Premium.

I've tried everything, I can find an answer.

I uninstall Norton 360 and it still won't work.
I don't have Nero(some have blamed Nero), I used safe mode.
No viruses
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