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Windows 7: Is there a(nother) tool for creating+listing+deleting SysRestPoints?

04 Oct 2010   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
Is there a(nother) tool for creating+listing+deleting SysRestPoints?

Ok, I know I can create System restore points in
Control Panel->System->System protection

But as far as I can remember under WinXP there were some additional, independent non-built-in tools which do these task more user friendly.

Are there any additional non-built-in tools for Win7 as well?

Peter


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04 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pstein View Post
Ok, I know I can create System restore points in
Control Panel->System->System protection

But as far as I can remember under WinXP there were some additional, independent non-built-in tools which do these task more user friendly.

Are there any additional non-built-in tools for Win7 as well?

Peter
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Peter Hi and welcome

By non built in I assume you mean third party and there is a good one. Acronis Home 2010. Much more user friendly, flexible, and has a free trial.


Ken J
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04 Oct 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Make yourself a "system image" backup BEFORE installing Acronis. You will need it if you decide you don't want to use Acronis. Acronis is not the easiest program to clean and purge from you computer.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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04 Oct 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Peter,

You can use the tutorials below to be able to create restore points easier.

System Restore Point Shortcut

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup


For deleting them, it pretty much needs to be done through System Protection.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Oct 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Peter,

You can use the tutorials below to be able to create restore points easier.

System Restore Point Shortcut

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup


For deleting them, it pretty much needs to be done through System Protection.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Why would you want to delete a Restore Point?
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05 Oct 2010   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

CCleaner (Slim) / Tools has a nice, easy to use interface for seeinf what SR points are available and deleting all but the most recent.
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06 Oct 2010   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Peter,

You can use the tutorials below to be able to create restore points easier.

System Restore Point Shortcut

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup


For deleting them, it pretty much needs to be done through System Protection.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Why would you want to delete a Restore Point?
I guess to free up some HDD space if really needed at the expense of being to restore back to that date though.
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06 Oct 2010   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't know yet if Win 7 suffers from the SR problems XP had but I found that keeping the number of SR points low (10 or less usually) seemed to make SR work better in XP. Probably just a perception thing.
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06 Oct 2010   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pstein View Post
Ok, I know I can create System restore points in
Control Panel->System->System protection

But as far as I can remember under WinXP there were some additional, independent non-built-in tools which do these task more user friendly.

Are there any additional non-built-in tools for Win7 as well?

Peter
I ran across this a while back, haven't used it yet.

Manage & Customize your Windows Restore Points with System Restore Manager | The Windows Club
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