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Windows 7: Why do people not have any System Restore points

12 Apr 2010   #11
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have daily backups to my Home server, acronis backups once a week and still find that system restore is the quickest to fix minor problems.


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12 Apr 2010   #12
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I've seen quite a few posts here and on other forums where people have had Windows 7 installed for a while yet when they open System Restore, there are no available restore points.

It looks like Windows 7 defaults to System Restore not be active.
I turned System Restore off. Running an SSD and didn't want to eat up valuable space. I use Acronis to back up every 3 to 4 days.
I also run Acronis to do backups to an external drive but I certainly wouldn't turn System Restore off, you never know when you might need to just take a step back without having to go the full image restore route.
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Saving space. To that i say--False economy. If you feel like you've accumulated too many, then by all means choose the clean up option to delete all but the last one.

I'm continually trying various software and software features out. Creating a restore point beforehand has saved me from having to pull out the external drive and do a complete system image restore.

Before any change - hardware or software, I always create a restore point.

Of course, I do have the advantage of years upon years of experience with computers.
The difference with me is that my configuration stays the same most of the time. Obviously, Windows Updates and such, but as far a trying out new software -- not really. That's just me. Besides, restoring the image usually takes all the length of about 7 minutes.
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12 Apr 2010   #13
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Maybe a "New 7 Users Tips and Tricks Section"?
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12 Apr 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Although we have a plethora of excellent Tutorials, I do agree that a Tips and Tricks section would be a good idea.
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12 Apr 2010   #15
starwolf1336

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I back up my own files on a separate Jump drive, so if i get a virus i dont mind reformating, i have everything documented.
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12 Apr 2010   #16
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

I always shut it off on XP because I remember when it used to cause MASSIVED fragmentation on XP, so it left a bad taste in my mouth. Plus, I have always preferred the robustness of a 3rd party solution. That being said I use it on all my Win 7 boxen and haven't had any ill effects.
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12 Apr 2010   #17
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

I guess there are lot of Tweaking softwares which gives options to Turn Off System restore people never think the advantages of having it turned on !! They should be made aware by some way

- Captain
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12 Apr 2010   #18
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Saving space. To that i say--False economy. If you feel like you've accumulated too many, then by all means choose the clean up option to delete all but the last one.

I'm continually trying various software and software features out. Creating a restore point beforehand has saved me from having to pull out the external drive and do a complete system image restore.

Before any change - hardware or software, I always create a restore point.

Of course, I do have the advantage of years upon years of experience with computers.
Very well said. The restore points have saved me three times since December. I also image my system.
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12 Apr 2010   #19
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Saving space. To that i say--False economy. If you feel like you've accumulated too many, then by all means choose the clean up option to delete all but the last one.

I'm continually trying various software and software features out. Creating a restore point beforehand has saved me from having to pull out the external drive and do a complete system image restore.

Before any change - hardware or software, I always create a restore point.

Of course, I do have the advantage of years upon years of experience with computers.
Very well said. The restore points have saved me three times since December. I also image my system.
Well, that's one for: "If the shoe fits..."
If System Restore were a necessity, there would be no option to turn it off. For the uninitiated, that is an option they would do well not to touch... I know better and I am fully aware of the repercussions of running in such a way. I only run this way because of the solid state drive in my system.

An image restore is only about 7 minutes... 15GB max...

System Restore takes about that long. Right? Maybe longer?
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12 Apr 2010   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Just create a system restore point (which is different than a system image).

Now restore using that system restore point.

You will find that restore time is considerably less.
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