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Windows 7: I am looking for information on system restore files

11 Jun 2010   #1

windows 7 business
 
 
I am looking for information on system restore files

Hello,

Does anyone know what files are used in the system restore in 7? I am use to working with XP due to work ( we have approx. 4000 machines in service). I use the ones from XP to manually restore machines all the time and it is a great time saver, just would like to find out what ones are used in vista/7 as we may be migrating to this soon. I know the ones used by XP are:

default
security
software
system
sam


Anyone have a clue what the new ones are? I have not had the chance to look myself, was hoping someone would know.

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12 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello KABLEDOGG, welcome to the forums. I personally do not know the answer, and I'm sure this is true of those who have viewed your post so far. We are not ignoring you. Hopefully someone with superior knowledge will be along to help you, or if needed refer you to somewhere you can get help. A Guy
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12 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Kabledogg. I won't pretend to be an expert on this, but i wonder if this thread could point you in the right direction? http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...es-stored.html
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12 Jun 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KABLEDOGG View Post
Hello,

Does anyone know what files are used in the system restore in 7? I am use to working with XP due to work ( we have approx. 4000 machines in service). I use the ones from XP to manually restore machines all the time and it is a great time saver, just would like to find out what ones are used in vista/7 as we may be migrating to this soon. I know the ones used by XP are:

default
security
software
system
sam


Anyone have a clue what the new ones are? I have not had the chance to look myself, was hoping someone would know.
Files used are all the files that were included in the backup. I think you are talking about something else but am confused. can you be more specific?

Ken
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12 Jun 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

he is talking about what areas are saved in a system restore. In XP it's:

_REGISTRY_USER_.DEFAULT
_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SECURITY
_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SOFTWARE
_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SYSTEM
_REGISTRY_MACHINE_SAM


A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KABLEDOGG View Post
Hello,

Does anyone know what files are used in the system restore in 7? I am use to working with XP due to work ( we have approx. 4000 machines in service). I use the ones from XP to manually restore machines all the time and it is a great time saver, just would like to find out what ones are used in vista/7 as we may be migrating to this soon. I know the ones used by XP are:

default
security
software
system
sam


Anyone have a clue what the new ones are? I have not had the chance to look myself, was hoping someone would know.
WIN + F1 | type System Restore | ENTER key

WIN is the key with the funny looking wavy flag on it.
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13 Jun 2010   #7

windows 7 business
 
 

Thanks everyone for replying, A Guy is correct I want to know what files are now being used to store the system restore files. I also want to know where windows is storing the backups to these files.
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