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Windows 7: Will a system restore recover system %PATH%

25 Nov 2013   #11
Kaktussoft

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Answer #8 please.

Why do you want to create a system restore point everyday? It will automatically be created when:
  • You install/uninstall software
  • You install/uninstall windows updates
  • Once every week if no restore point has been created last 7 days



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25 Nov 2013   #12
Kaktussoft

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You make daily backups I read using Macrium Reflect. Really every day ... why for a home computer? If you have really important files.... back them up or synchronize them seperately. A backup each day is ridiculous in my opinion.

You really want a restore point each day as well?
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25 Nov 2013   #13
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So you did the restore? Problem solved?
I'd like to schedule a task to take daily restore points. I'm fine with creating the task, but I couldn't find the syntax of the command to create a one-off restore point.
Will this do (option 2)? - System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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26 Nov 2013   #14
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Why do you want to create a system restore point everyday? It will automatically be created when:
  • You install/uninstall software
  • Because the last software I installed didn't create a restore point, and nearly destroyed my system.
  • Because my most recent Restore point was three days old.
  • Because, when I screw up my system, I want to go back to the picosecond before the screwing started.
  • Because I have enough disk space to take daily restore points.
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26 Nov 2013   #15
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You make daily backups I read using Macrium Reflect. Really every day ... why for a home computer? If you have really important files.... back them up or synchronize them seperately. A backup each day is ridiculous in my opinion.

You really want a restore point each day as well?
I'll answer your question with another question:

Would you be upset if you lost everything that you'd done yesterday?

I take daily backups of nearly everything on my system, cascaded across three different external drives (one of which is a RAID array), and to a distant server (in my friend's garage).

My PC acts as my memory these days, with the organic memory in my head beginning to fail. I don't want to lose my life's memories, and I won't.
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26 Nov 2013   #16
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I only restart when forced to, which these days is mostly when Windows Update requires one. I can go weeks between restarts.

I found the VBS script which generates a restore point, and added it to my Scheduled tasks. The first of my daily restore points was taken at 04:00 today.

I'll probably create an icon to run the script as well, so I can create a restore point when something I'm about to do feels dangerous.

Thank you for your suggestions. I'm far happier now than I was yesterday!
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26 Nov 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie View Post
Would you be upset if you lost everything that you'd done yesterday?
System Restore only restores dll's, exe, registry.... that kind of stuff. Not documents, pictures, music et cetera.

I didn't do anything related to dll's, exe, registry yesterday. I didn't install/uninstall anything. Even if I did... I remember what I did. Even going back a week is not a problem at all. I just reinstall 1 or 2 programs and windows updates (they will be reinstalled automagically).
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26 Nov 2013   #18
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Even if I did... I remember what I did. Even going back a week is not a problem at all.
See: Swifty's words of wizdom
You'll be as old as I am, one day.
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