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Windows 7: Backup and Restore

11 Jan 2016   #1
motim

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Backup and Restore

hello Forum,
First, Thanks for all answers !
Since I have some problems with the system, I will divide it into several posts. (Later will post another)
1. I used the Windows cleanup disk tool to delete all restore points except the last one, but it deleted only
several lately done by updates installed, some old ones still are on the list. I made just a test to see if
the most "ancient" restore point exists - just checked which programs will be affected if I use that restore
and it listed all the programs installed since ! I used Ccleaner, but it lists only 2016 restore points, I used
"system restore explorer" but it lists also only 2016 and just two of tham. I have not the Windows 7 installation disk, it was installed on the machine when I got it - any ideas if this can be solved and how.
Attached screenshot list of restore points.

2. Today I made a new full backup image (by windows), after some search the program decided place to
locate the image, then I made a check only if the restore finds the image - it did not find it !
I also have there Macrium image to be safe. Is something corrupt in the system ? I ran all the time
Antivirus program (AVG) and malware tool (MRT) downloaded from Microsoft.
Answers will be appreciated.
Thanks
Motim




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11 Jan 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I can't speak for Windows Backup/Restore, I can speak highly of Macrium Reflect free! It will do the job for ya! Now, I use Macrium Reflect Pro and Acronis True Image, neither are free. Probably Macrium Reflect free will work very well for you.
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11 Jan 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

@ motim.

Did you read & follow the directions I gave for removing your old Restore Points. I also listed a program that you can download for finding what is installed on your hard drives & how much space they are taking. This is thread you posted concerning this.

About Macrium and more

Why are you using Windows back up when you have Macrium as well. Windows back up is not recognised as being as reliable as Macrium. One back up program should be enough & with Macrium you can & should Verify the back up, which checks that it matches the original.
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11 Jan 2016   #4
motim

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Backup and Restore

Thank you RolandJS,
I already installed Macrium free and made first image, verified, and made the rescue disk.
But still, if in Windows some tool / function is not working, then something in Windows is corrupt, or am I wrong ?
Thanks
Motim
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11 Jan 2016   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

If something is not working could be caused by a number of reasons. It may just be the particular program itself or some other problem. If your computer is performing well otherwise it may just be Windows back up.

You could just do a quick check by clicking on the Flag on the RH side of the Task Bar, click on Open Action Centre, when that opens click on Troubleshooting, then let that run & follow through with any requests it makes, such as run as Administrator. At the end it will show you a list of problems & whether they have bees fixed.
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12 Jan 2016   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motim View Post
...if in Windows some tool / function is not working, then something in Windows is corrupt, or am I wrong ? Thanks Motim
Not always; while Microsoft Windows does many things very well, there are some things it does that can be done better, eaiser, more thorough, etc., by 3rd party utilities and programs.
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