Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: System recovery in How does it work? Privacy?

10 Nov 2010   #1
broeckie27

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
System recovery in How does it work? Privacy?

Hey Peoples, I was wondering how Systemrecovery in Win 7 actually works>>.
Did one a few days ago and my Win 7 did a magic recoveryto a october install.
All was there..... (My old annoying antivirus lol and all data and .exe thiings i had installed) Which made me wonder how this actually works....
....i mean i did several reg clleaners, had many folders cutted out in my program files folder and pasted on my usbstick, deleted al my cookies in Firefox and Ie.
Deleted values in regedit...and i deleted several index.dat files via Index Dat Spy.
(Just for the location on my pc) .

My actual question is how my computer with awesome windows 7 can recover all the applications, links if they are not any more on the hdd , not in regedit ....

Made me a bit paranoid actually.....lol i guess i'm probably missing out on many details...heads the expression that Windows 7 is just magically great. I love it

Thanks for your assistance and reading this threat.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The recovery is in the recovery drive. It may be on a spearate partition of your HD.

Download this and see everything that is on the HD
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #3
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

When you created the system image, you basically created a mirror image of your HDD. When you restored the image, it wiped out what was there and replaced it with your image.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I assume you're talking about Windows System Imaging.
Imaging is a snapshot of the partition(s) - everything except a little "clutter".
Reimaging just replaces the snapshot. Use the October image and it looks just like you turned your PC on back in October.
Many people prefer third party imaging programs over the inbuilt Windows one.

You're singing the praises of images = a must have.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Win7 backup Imaging applies an image of your HD as it existed at the moment you took the image.

Unlike System Restore, it does not save your files added since the image was taken. So keep a separate file backup between images.

However Win7 backup imaging is more reliable than System Restore points, which can strangely disappear sometimes. Check periodically that yours is turned on at Computer>Properties>Advanced System Options>System Protection. While there, Configure SysRestore to save more points for longer by increasing the HD space allotted for it. I use 20%. You can use even more if you have a large HD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Dec 2010   #6
broeckie27

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Thanks very much for your answer and usefull reply!

Thanks very much for your answer and usefull reply!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Win7 backup Imaging applies an image of your HD as it existed at the moment you took the image.

Unlike System Restore, it does not save your files added since the image was taken. So keep a separate file backup between images.

However Win7 backup imaging is more reliable than System Restore points, which can strangely disappear sometimes. Check periodically that yours is turned on at Computer>Properties>Advanced System Options>System Protection. While there, Configure SysRestore to save more points for longer by increasing the HD space allotted for it. I use 20%. You can use even more if you have a large HD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 System recovery in How does it work? Privacy?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
0xc000000f Recovery Error - System Recovery Discs not being processed
Hello, My computer has many corrupt files. I have done both sfc /scannow and chkdsk /r multiple times, but the corrupt files still remain. Unfortunately, my HP's recovery manager is also corrupt so I decided to do a full factory restore. Because I couldn't do a full factory restore from the...
Backup and Restore
Recovery does not work, admin account does not work
My mom is visiting and brought her computer complaining that she couldn't get online. The problem seems to be much bigger than that. I tried searching the forums and could only get so far. I enabled the hidden admin account and booted into safe mode. Going into the control panel: Clicking on...
General Discussion
System Recovery 4 doesn't work
It's hard to explain, but here's what happened. I thought I was having audio problems, so I did a system recovery (on a Samsung R480 only a month old). Since I did the system recovery, everything is messed up. I will open Yahoo Messenger and I have pictures but no words. I cannot log into my...
Backup and Restore
System Recovery Doesn't Even Work
Hello, I have had Windows 7 Ultimate loaded on my home-built PC for about 1.5 months. Today, I went to launch a game when my video card's output simply quit and then the card started it's internal screeching buzzer. I immediately shut down the PC. I then tried to restart, but it would not...
BSOD Help and Support
Privacy Center Rogue Antivirus Copies Microsoft Privacy
Source - Privacy Center Rogue Antivirus Copies Microsoft Privacy Portal - Legitimate AV products can already detect and remove the threat - Softpedia
Security News
How does system recovery work
was thinking of upgrading from vista homepre to win7 homepre and was curious how system recovery works. Do I need to keep my partitioned space on my HD for vista? then if I need to recover I re-install vista then re-upgrade. Or, will a new partion be created/ current partition be upgraded as well?...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:47.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App