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Windows 7: Can you permanently save a good restore point


20 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can you permanently save a good restore point

I have created a restore point, everything works fine. Now I want to know if I can save this permanently in a drive. I don't want it to be cleaned out when I do a disk cleanup.

Please help. Thanks!!

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20 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Good question!

Try reading this thread. I believe that is what you are looking for.

Hope this helps,
~JK
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20 Jan 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dinomon,

Sorry, but no. A restore point will only stay stored until the storage space runs out, then the older restore points are deleted to make room for the new ones.

You can create a system image backup though, and keep it permanently in case you need to do a system image recovery with it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Jan 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi dino,

You would be better off making an image of where you are now - you can restore that if needed.

There are a couple of great free programs you can use.

This one is only free for a limited time - it was supposed to have ended already - luckily it is still available - but not for much longer - so be quick:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Free registration

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [32-bit]

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [64-bit]

If you miss that , this is always available free:

Backup & Recovery 10 Free

B&R10 Free Registration


Another good one - not as many features as the Paragon apps. - but can go very fast.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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20 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Does a restore point just save the registry settings? or is there more to it?

You could export the registry and merge it if you needed.....would this work for a simple "system settings" restore point?
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20 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi dino,

You would be better off making an image of where you are now - you can restore that if needed.

There are a couple of great free programs you can use.

This one is only free for a limited time - it was supposed to have ended already - luckily it is still available - but not for much longer - so be quick:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Free registration

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [32-bit]

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [64-bit]

If you miss that , this is always available free:

Backup & Recovery 10 Free

B&R10 Free Registration


Another good one - not as many features as the Paragon apps. - but can go very fast.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
Downloading now...

Thanks for posting that.
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20 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I already have a restore (manually) created, I just want to save it permanently.
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20 Jan 2010   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi dino,

You would be better off making an image of where you are now - you can restore that if needed.

There are a couple of great free programs you can use.

This one is only free for a limited time - it was supposed to have ended already - luckily it is still available - but not for much longer - so be quick:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Compact Free registration

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [32-bit]

Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Compact [64-bit]

If you miss that , this is always available free:

Backup & Recovery 10 Free

B&R10 Free Registration


Another good one - not as many features as the Paragon apps. - but can go very fast.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
+1 A restored image is by far a better option than a restore point... I have disabled System Restore altogether!!
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20 Jan 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

As some of the above posters have mentioned, you can have an image on a separate hard drive and use it if ever necessary. If you use system restore, it will make restore points on a regular basis. If you have a minor problem that and you prefer not to use the image (maybe you were negligent and did not keep it up to date) you could use the restore point.
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20 Jan 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Shadow copy is work of genius - absolutely everything is in there. Unfortunately , system restore only restores part of it - not always the parts you want.

Hit and miss as to whether it actually works.
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