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Windows 7: Can you permanently save a good restore point

20 Jan 2010   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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If you have a minor problem that and you prefer not to use the image (maybe you were negligent and did not keep it up to date) you could use the restore point.
Bingo. One bad driver install for example, a quick use of system restore and back to where it was in less than 5 minutes.


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20 Jan 2010   #12
dinomon

Windows 7
 
 

How much space does it take for system restore (I have partiation drive, may be I can save it to)
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20 Jan 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

This is when I normally will save a new Win7 backup image externally. Best possible backup at the right time.

To apportion more space to Restore Points so more of them hang around longer use the Configure button in System Restore, as I recall since I'm driving the Dart (XP) right now.
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20 Jan 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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20 Jan 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you have a minor problem that and you prefer not to use the image (maybe you were negligent and did not keep it up to date) you could use the restore point.
Bingo. One bad driver install for example, a quick use of system restore and back to where it was in less than 5 minutes.
I agree, but many here seem to have an adversion to using this great feature. Can anyone explain that position?
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20 Jan 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you have a minor problem that and you prefer not to use the image (maybe you were negligent and did not keep it up to date) you could use the restore point.
Bingo. One bad driver install for example, a quick use of system restore and back to where it was in less than 5 minutes.
I agree, but many here seem to have an adversion to using this great feature. Can anyone explain that position?

I cannot explain that aversion that many here seem to have. While I don't hardly ever use a system restore point...occasionally after a bad driver install or some wonky program install....I've used it and it's always worked out well. I also use "system images" and "backups"...however sometimes restoring an image is like using a sledgehammer for a framing nail. Even with my smaller SSD drive, I keep it turned on...I just set the percentage to about 2-3%.

The reasons that I think people would recommend against having system restore turned on is
1). To save on system resources
2). To save on disk space
3). Because they simply know better and never make mistakes or have issues.
4). Because somebody they look up to turned it off, so they do as well.
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20 Jan 2010   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you have a minor problem that and you prefer not to use the image (maybe you were negligent and did not keep it up to date) you could use the restore point.
Bingo. One bad driver install for example, a quick use of system restore and back to where it was in less than 5 minutes.
I agree, but many here seem to have an adversion to using this great feature. Can anyone explain that position?
System Restroe (shadow copy) is great for undoing changes made to system files, registry, and installed programs. However, since the restore points may not include a date that you need to restore back to, then it may not always be reliable. Plus, it does not affect your user folders in case you need to undo something in it.

A System Image is great if you can't fix your system with System Restore or other means, or just need to restore the image back to the hard drive for whatever reason (ex: failed hard drive or instead of a clean install). It restores everything back to the way it was when the system image was taken.

Both are great for their intended purposes.
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