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Windows 7: System restore points missing/deleted

14 Dec 2009   #31
SIW2

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15 Dec 2009   #32
BSkiLLs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whoosh7 View Post
Let me re-iterate, the restore points are NOT too big or too many
here's my disk info
The original W& was freash install RC beta - then upgraded to a full copy of W7 Ultimate 64bit
I'm about to try a W7 system disk restore from backup - I'l report back later

It's now "later" - booted from repair disk, did restore from system backup - still the same
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GabRieL View Post
no i get what your saying it's not that their to big for me either its just the farther you alocate space the bigger in size the restore points become...But they only hang around after shutdown-reboot at 100% alocated space...anything else like default at 4% at 9.36GB and one restore point size 135MB will disappear at shutdown/reboot so yea its the same problem basically
Did you guys get this worked out and fixed ?? Was it a non-clean/fresh install issue ??
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15 Dec 2009   #33
whoosh7

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I did a boot from W7 Ulitimate 64 bit install media a full new, clean, format disk, install and it fixed my problem. if you do this you will not have a windows.old dir as it wipes everything.

I use Microsoft Security Essentials - it appears as good as most and free and seems to have a small system/perfromance footprint

If your data is on that disk you need a backup or you will lose it.I used easy transfer to transfer a lot of my win7 settings and stuff to another diak - then transferred them back after the install.

I currently have 16 restore points to choose from

I have 3 disks in my PC.
disk 1 - W7 partition and data backup partition
disk 2 data partition
disk 3 2nd backup
external usb 1 TB for fianl backup - normally kept at my mums house
I have too many photos and too much music to risk losing them

Sorry but I'm on UK time here, so I'm a bit out of phase with you all....
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15 Dec 2009   #34
GabRieL

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
AVG is not as lean as it once was. Avast is much lighterweight but just as effective free solution.

Type backup in start search box and "Create a System Image" to save externally and/or in a primary formatted partition on another HD. Make the offered System Repair CD to use if you ever need to reimage the HD or a replacement, or use your Win7 DVD repair console.

(I'm only answering because I know SIW2 doesn't like WIn7 backup imaging, which we use on 6 of 7 computers here )
Okay I typed backup now wat do I click..nothing comes up saying "create system image".

Now lets do this in steps k...once I go to backup and "create a system image" its just a file I can drag and drop to my 8gb USB stick to save it for example right? What does this system image do? Im guessing it allows you to "restore" your computer to the state you created it in. So you don't have to reformat your whole hard drive again and install everything, correct?

Now wat is the difference between that and creating the system repair cd?
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15 Dec 2009   #35
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GabRieL View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
AVG is not as lean as it once was. Avast is much lighterweight but just as effective free solution.

Type backup in start search box and "Create a System Image" to save externally and/or in a primary formatted partition on another HD. Make the offered System Repair CD to use if you ever need to reimage the HD or a replacement, or use your Win7 DVD repair console.

(I'm only answering because I know SIW2 doesn't like WIn7 backup imaging, which we use on 6 of 7 computers here )
Okay I typed backup now wat do I click..nothing comes up saying "create system image".

Now lets do this in steps k...once I go to backup and "create a system image" its just a file I can drag and drop to my 8gb USB stick to save it for example right? What does this system image do? Im guessing it allows you to "restore" your computer to the state you created it in. So you don't have to reformat your whole hard drive again and install everything, correct?

Now wat is the difference between that and creating the system repair cd?
Yes, the backup image makes it unnecessary to ever reinstall the OS again, just reimage the HD or a replacement from the image.

You use the Repair CD or Win7 DVD to do this, selecting "Recover Using an Image" from the Tools list (Startup Repair, Command Line, System Restore, etc.) which will autodetect the image stored in the root of an external drive, or in a primary partition on an internal HD and reimage from boot mode.
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15 Dec 2009   #36
BSkiLLs

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whoosh7 View Post
I did a boot from W7 Ulitimate 64 bit install media a full new, clean, format disk, install and it fixed my problem. if you do this you will not have a windows.old dir as it wipes everything.

I use Microsoft Security Essentials - it appears as good as most and free and seems to have a small system/perfromance footprint

If your data is on that disk you need a backup or you will lose it.I used easy transfer to transfer a lot of my win7 settings and stuff to another diak - then transferred them back after the install.

I currently have 16 restore points to choose from

I have 3 disks in my PC.
disk 1 - W7 partition and data backup partition
disk 2 data partition
disk 3 2nd backup
external usb 1 TB for fianl backup - normally kept at my mums house
I have too many photos and too much music to risk losing them

Sorry but I'm on UK time here, so I'm a bit out of phase with you all....
OK cool. Glad you got it working.

I thought it was kinda either an install issue or a space issue.

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