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Windows 7: System restore not working - "insufficient storage"

21 Mar 2013   #31
cbrundage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I've always thought reformatting was what you did if you were sent to hell in the next life - always reformatting, over and over! So if I can do this instead, it will be better!


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21 Mar 2013   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For the future, I suggest you make images. Keep a couple of the early ones and then make one per week and keep 3 or 4 on a continuing basis. Then you can always bail yourself out in 20 to 30 minutes.

Imaging with free Macrium
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21 Mar 2013   #33
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

As per the WHS advice System Images are your best "get out of jail" card even if your HDD bites the dust. I gave up on restore points a long time ago. Macrium Reflect is a good product.
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21 Mar 2013   #34
cbrundage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have made images with Macrium on a regular basis but I suspect the problems go back to Jan. or earlier because that's when the system restore seems to have stopped working.
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21 Mar 2013   #35
cbrundage

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm just going to leave it off for now. I used to have GoBack for decades and it bailed me out so many times. It was hard to give it up. Macrium Reflect seems good but I haven't had to restore an image yet.
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