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Windows 7: How safe is System Restore?

26 Nov 2015   #11
SevenOfNine

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 











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I have used System Restore for the purposes you mentioned--rather than using the uninstall routine of the application.

The ONLY problem I've ever had with SR is that perhaps one time in 50 it won't successfully complete.
What happens when it won't successfully complete?
I get an onscreen message to the effect that it did not complete. It doesn't cause any problems--it just fails to run successfully and generates the error message.

Then I go to plan B---uninstalling the unwanted app by some other method, troubleshooting, or in an extreme case I might do an image restore.
Thanks!


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26 Nov 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Like ignatzatsonic I also use Ccleaner and Disk Cleanup but when removing a anti virus program I take some extra steps. I'm just a little paranoid it seems.

If you want to be a 100% sure nothing is left you could always do a Clean Install.
I don't I guess because I'm not that paranoid.

Most people don't take all the steps I use and have no problems at all.
I'm thinking that most just use the proper removal tool and maybe a Disk Cleanup and install the new anti virus program.

Their are several ways to milk a rattle snake, one just has to choose which way suites them.
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27 Nov 2015   #13
SevenOfNine

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 











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Like ignatzatsonic I also use Ccleaner and Disk Cleanup but when removing a anti virus program I take some extra steps...
Are you referring to the Disk Cleanup that is included with Windows 7?
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27 Nov 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes I am.

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