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Windows 7: Permanent Restore Point

15 Jul 2018   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

This is all sounding a bit over my head and and likely more involved than my simple needs. I have my back-up stuff on multiple externals (strictly for peace-of-mind). My machine will be 10 years old next year and have never needed to do anything more than restore point recovery and even that only a few times. Since I am aware of my limited computer-literacy I avoid doing anything that I am not 100% confident in my ability to achieve. Back in the Win95/ME days I did have to use the factory recovery discs for that rare disaster that would occur. However, I stayed with ME until I bought this W7 machine and it's been good to me. Never once had to do a re-install. To conclude, I appreciate all the advice but, it looks as though I'll be ok with regular restore point creation.

Nonetheless, this 'image back-up' thing interests me alot so I will study-up on it and hope I will gain a confidence for implementation. Thus, I will mark this topic 'solved'.

-thank you

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17 Jul 2018   #12

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

How long do System Restore Points survive for ? (If only one RP is ever created)
I just read on another forum (a 2010 thread) SRP are deleted after 90 days. ?
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17 Jul 2018   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Last I heard, that is the case for normal retore points.

If you use windows system image, shadow storage is created on the drive you store the system image. The resore points in there do not have a time limit, as far as I know.
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18 Jul 2018   #14

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

@SIW2 :)

I don't use RPs any more (although Revouninstaller makes a RP before starting an uninstall).

@ MourningStar . . . . . if you are still with us

I am using Aomei Back Upper PRO, I can clone the entire drive to another drive.
- just swap the HDDs and your PC will work as before.
I made a clone so that I could experiment with hard stuff (for me anyway)
- make sure you label both HDDs, so that you dont get lost. Guard the last good clone with your life.
- while you are learning you will always have a pristine disc/SSD to swap in ( and reuse the corrupted disc )
- you can play with Backup images and know you have the pristine original under your mattress, if needed.

I am 73 and only started with Win-7 ... 5 years ago ... and AOMEI Backupper 11 months ago.
This forum is brilliant for getting help, if you do come back message me and I will join your thread

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18 Jul 2018   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

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18 Jul 2018   #16
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Aomei is very good.
I agree .
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20 Jul 2018   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Aomei is very good.
+1, agreed! I read many good things about AOMEI.
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