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04 Jan 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Restore Points can be lost if the "C" partition is getting close on free space availability.

Personally I would not want to use a Restore Point on a infected computer.
Their is a chance the infection also got into the Restore Points.


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04 Jan 2016   #12
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

System Restore just keeps a backup record of all the system files and settings on your computer on the
local hard drive and has nothing to do with personal files or data. It's a small file of 1-1.5GB.
The only problem I ever had was not doing a System Restore except in Safe Mode. But that was cleared
up long ago by updates probably. Restore Points are made automatically but to be safe make one before
you start messing with the OS or registry. This does not and should not take the place of a full System
Backup like a clone or image. I prefer image and it's always worked. Not to say the world won't blow up
tomorrow but then restore points or a thousand complete system image backups are worthless.
I have my disk space usage for restore points set at 5% (about 35GB). System Protection/Configure.
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04 Jan 2016   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have the opposite experience Lady.
Windows 7 Restore Points work for me and always have.
Maybe one of Baddog22556 suggested programs would be helpful for you.
I also use Macrium Reflect but I'm sure not as much as you do.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
My Windows 7 restore works - in principle. Problem is that the restore points sometimes disappear. I never found out what causes this behavior. That's why I use Macrium on a regular basis. At least that works all the time.
Exactly, Wolfgang. Even in XP, System Restore didn't always work. Macrium Reflect, on the other hand, has never failed to restore a verified image.
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04 Jan 2016   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm a tripleoid not a paranoid.

I use Restore Points, Clones and Images.
Clone on one SSD and a Image on another SSD and of course Restore Points on the "C" partition of a separate SSD.

If all that fails I surly have a bad day going for me.
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04 Jan 2016   #15
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Restore Points are always on the same disk but NEVER, NEVER, NEVER put your complete system image
on your system disk even if on another partition. If disk crashes and burns, you and your data are toast.
This falls under "Common Sense". That would be a good thread to start. I'll research it.
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04 Jan 2016   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That is why I use 3 separate SSD's.
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04 Jan 2016   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One set of images should be on a disk that is normally disconnected. That way it is safe from even the remotest malware threat.
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04 Jan 2016   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I personally only keep 1 SSD installed on my system at one time unless I backing up or making a clone.
At times I use another ssd or flash drive to thinker with things.
I use Hotswap bays so it is simple to do. When I'm done tinkering I just format the SSD and put it away for safe keeping.
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05 Jan 2016   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm a tripleoid not a paranoid.

I use Restore Points, Clones and Images.
Clone on one SSD and a Image on another SSD and of course Restore Points on the "C" partition of a separate SSD.

If all that fails I surly have a bad day going for me.
Going by that, I've lost track of what kind of noid I am. Lessee, frequent images stored on a drive in my computer and backed up to four different HDDs: two onsite and two offsite. Does that make me a quintuploid? Ack! I'm getting a headache!
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05 Jan 2016   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quintuploid do get head aches.
Jack Daniels Old No. 7 will help but you will have to keep getting refills.
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