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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

11 Jul 2013   #1431
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

OK I've copped a bit of a battering here. Just accept my views as a personal perspective. Around 2 years ago restore points let me down on a number of occasions and a system image restore was the rescue. I find system imaging and system restore efficient and reliable so I never bother with restore points. However, if you have confidence in restore points as the first line of defence then of course use them.

In terms of system restore "cleans out crap". This is a very unscientific comment but something I feel happens.


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11 Jul 2013   #1432
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I suppose some might want to save space on a small ssd.

Shadow copies are very useful. I almost never use system restore, prefer to do it myself from the shadow copy.
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11 Jul 2013   #1433
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
OK I've copped a bit of a battering here. Just accept my views as a personal perspective. Around 2 years ago restore points let me down on a number of occasions and a system image restore was the rescue. I find system imaging and system restore efficient and reliable so I never bother with restore points. However, if you have confidence in restore points as the first line of defence then of course use them.

In terms of system restore "cleans out crap". This is a very unscientific comment but something I feel happens.
No battering from me. I've also had problems with system restore in the past and much prefer imaging, although I prefer using Macrium Reflect.
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11 Jul 2013   #1434
gregrocker

 

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Shadow copies are very useful. I almost never use system restore, prefer to do it myself from the shadow copy.
How is that done exactly, Si?
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11 Jul 2013   #1435
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I suppose some might want to save space on a small ssd.

Shadow copies are very useful. I almost never use system restore, prefer to do it myself from the shadow copy.
Very interesting. Like Greg I will also like to know how this is done. Sound like a great idea.
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11 Jul 2013   #1436
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

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(2) System Restore points should be disabled when using an SSD.
Say's who?
With or without an SSD in use here I never have any need to disable that service. It can bail you out of a tight spot fast without the need for any full image restoration, repair or clean install.

For minor reversals all of your files and programs will remain intact while a new program or bad install of an update is cleared in just a few minutes time. The practicality of having the SR feature available is one good reason for reserving some drive space for points!
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11 Jul 2013   #1437
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Shadow copies are very useful. I almost never use system restore, prefer to do it myself from the shadow copy.
How is that done exactly, Si?
You can use this from within windows

System Restore Explorer.zip

Or this from pe

NT6REPAIRX64.zip

Easier to fish things out from pe if you have some kind of explorer gui in there.


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11 Jul 2013   #1438
gregrocker

 

OK I see the familar System Restore GUI but with the ability to mount or unmount the image. How do you apply it, and from boot?
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11 Jul 2013   #1439
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Mount your chosen restore pt and copy out anything you like,. Copy and paste.

If you want files that are in use, you have to do it from pe - using the nt6repair program to mount the shadow copies.
You will want an explorer thing in pe already to make it easier, which I assume you have. if not you can use explorer++
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11 Jul 2013   #1440
gregrocker

 

Oh, I thought it was a preferred method of yours to apply System Restore as an image.
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