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Windows 7: Restore Points and Volume ShadowCopy ?

25 Jan 2016   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Restore Points and Volume ShadowCopy ?

If "Volume Shadow Copy" (VSS) is disabled/stopped in services (admin or Local) will "Restore Points" still be available/productive ?

I consider imaging a far better option than depending on Shadow Copying.
- I do manually create Restore points but have never needed to restore ... so far !

Thank you in advance :)

Note   Note
Start -> Search:= services.msc -> Run as Admin
select "Volume Shadow Copy"
RClick -> Properties ...
... opens [Volume Shadow Copy Properties] dialog

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31 Jan 2016   #2

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

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31 Jan 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I have no idea how one would get and use restore points if it is disabled.

To verify what might still be on you system use this in the admin. cmd prompt.

vssadmin list shadows

If by chance their are any restore points on your system they will show up there.
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