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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 over XP - System Restore


05 May 2010   #1

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Installing Windows 7 over XP - System Restore

Over here: KVR: Win7 system restore disaster (& dongle issue...) [slashdotted!]
the poster reported:
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The first problem is to do with system restore. Basically Win 7 makes restore points but automatically deletes all of them when the PC is rebooted. This deletion happens during the 'Starting Windows' screen and means that booting after a restore point has been created takes a long time (several minutes).
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If you install Windows 7 over an installation of XP that stored user data in a different partition to the system drive (e.g. by installing XP from a slipstream CD), system restore in Windows 7 won't work. It will delete restore points without warning upon boot. In other words, this produces the same effect on system restore as dual booting between Windows 7 and XP.
Anyone-else seen this?

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05 May 2010   #2
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I have seen no evidence to support either of these contentions.

In fact, Sys Restore in Dual Boot with XP is fixed as far as I know. I just checked it on a computer here and both XP and Windows 7 have their Sys Restore on. Just check for sure.

How would installing XP from a slipstreamed CD cause User data to be stored in a different partition than the system drive, thereby causing System Restore to not work? Huh?
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05 May 2010   #3

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As you can not do a inplace upgrade from Win XP to Windows 7, clean install only, all Win XP data is deleted.
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