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Windows 7: Problem Installing Programs on Windows 7 64 bit

13 Feb 2013   #1
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Problem Installing Programs on Windows 7 64 bit

On my system I have an SSD,so I have (Windows Restore) turned off. When I download a program and try to install it ,it says creating a Restore Point and sits there for a while. A log while. I have found that I can go into Safe Mode and install things with no problem,fast. Even after it is satisfied with the restore point and says it is installing, it will just sit there and drag on. What can I do to get things to install without Safe Mode?


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13 Feb 2013   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You say "On my system I have an SSD,so I have (Windows Restore) turned off." Why?
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13 Feb 2013   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Turn on system restore and try the install again. You can always turn system restore back off to save space.

And you can always set system restore to not go over a certain amount of Gigs, that would be your safest bet.

What size is your drive ?
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13 Feb 2013   #4
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Everyone says to shut off System Restore with SSD's. My understanding is to reduce the rewriting on the segments.
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13 Feb 2013   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WilliamP458 View Post
Everyone says to shut off System Restore with SSD's. My understanding is to reduce the rewriting on the segments.
I haven't heard them!
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13 Feb 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Who is everyone. I know of no good reason to stop restore.

Please do this it will help us help you.
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13 Feb 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can either use our advice to help you with your problem, or not.

The choice is yours
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13 Feb 2013   #8
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The computer with the problem is my wife's and she is usually on it. So I will get back to you on the system info. The SSD is a 256gb Crucial M4. Tom's Hardware and SSD Reviews Guides both recommend turning off system restore.
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14 Feb 2013   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WilliamP458 View Post
Tom's Hardware and SSD Reviews Guides both recommend turning off system restore.
THat doesn't necessarily make it correct! I for one would strongly dispute that recommendation. I can put forward a very good case for keeping System restore. I would like to hear a good reason for turning it off. To save space with a256GB SSD is nonsense in my view. It would only apply if you used the SSD to store your data files! They can happily go on a larger "normal" hard drive!

EDIT
I have read Toms Hardware statement on this and would ask what alternative backup software do you use in place of Sytem Restore?
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14 Feb 2013   #10
WilliamP458

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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