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Windows 7: System Restore


26 Nov 2008   #89
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
System Restore

How to Do a System Restore in Windows 7



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04 Jul 2012   #90
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, sometimes it may take a bit for a manual restore point to show up, but it'll be there.

Creating manual restore points is helpful because Windows 7 may not always create one for you automatically. For example, manually create a restore point before editing the registry since Windows 7 will not create one for this.

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12 Apr 2013   #91
mickeyg2008

windows 7
 
 
restore on windows 7

Set up my laptop to do a restore. Computer went to restart and is timing out on the shutting down page. How do I stop it without disrupting the restore ? Thanks
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12 Apr 2013   #92
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mickey,

Do you have any 3rd party AV programs installed that may be interfering with it?

You could go ahead and hard restart the computer. It'll most likely give you a failed system restore message, but you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot instead.
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12 Apr 2013   #93
mickeyg2008

windows 7
 
 

I bet I do.. how do I do a hard restart? Interrupt the power source ?
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12 Apr 2013   #94
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You should be able to press and hold the power button in until it hard shuts down (powers off), then press the power button again to power back up.
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12 Apr 2013   #95
mickeyg2008

windows 7
 
 

It is allowing me to undo the restore I tried to do and set a new point for restore . What AV programs do I need to disable before I do the restart?
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12 Apr 2013   #96
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It depends on what AV program is installed.

Some common ones: Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, etc....
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12 Apr 2013   #97
mickeyg2008

windows 7
 
 

Brink, I know it is my diagnostic policy service is not working. Can you tell me how to get that working again please.
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12 Apr 2013   #98
mickeyg2008

windows 7
 
 

OK. I was able to undo the restore. My computer was working before I uninstalled some programs yesterday. I see in the list if events in the restore that there were numerous critical updates I was not aware of. Should I take the restore to the first windows update on the 8th or to the time I uninstalled the first program?
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12 Apr 2013   #99
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'd try a restore point dated before this started to see if it may help. If not, then try an older restore point.
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