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Windows 7: Do you have enabled System Protection?

View Poll Results: Do you have enabled System Protection?
Yes, I have enabled System Protection 22 59.46%
No (please specify why) 15 40.54%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

22 Nov 2009   #21
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

Of course I create System Restore Points prior to any major install or update. I also use Hardware DEP for ALL programs without a hitch in Windows 7. The interesting thing is that when I used DEP on Vista it would create major headaches for me with my ATI software and a few other programs. But under Win7 these same programs work flawlessly without the need to create any exceptions! Yayyyy!




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22 Nov 2009   #22
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
I already stated why for my scenario !

I do not want to listen to my VRaptors seeking randomly so I kill System Restore and Indexing (which I do not use anyhow).

The new VRaptors are not that loud over older ones but I have a Side Window Panel in my PC case and its not as sound proof as a Metal Side Panel.

Also System Restore has never been anywhere near perfect so I would rather simply run my Backup if I messed up my PC that much but in 1 year (this install) I have never bricked it as Vista (and Win 7) is hard to brick, XP ain't.

Peeps have got to respect others if they want it ON or OFF.

I do not want it on but will not flame someone for having it on unlike some will but I expect the same courtesy in return.

CCleaner and Tuneup Utils can remove 99% of left behind crap if something goes wrong.
System Restore absolutely would NOT be the cause of a hard drive "seeking randomly." If you have this problem, something else is wrong on your system.

Also, how would you know if System Restore "has never been anywhere near perfect" if you turn it off immediately? It seems odd that you would preach so hard against something you don't even use.

I've used System Restore literally hundreds of times on my own and customer's machines. Yes, on rare occasions, it won't restore, but when it works, it has NEVER caused a problem of it's own, and has almost always resolved the original problem.

Please have some documented facts to back up your claims before you plant in the heads of other readers that System Restore won't work for them.
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23 Nov 2009   #23
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Hard drive space is cheap and plentiful, so I keep System Restore enabled. It's saved me from having to do an OS reinstall more than once on Vista and on 7 (already!).
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23 Nov 2009   #24
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post

System Restore absolutely would NOT be the cause of a hard drive "seeking randomly." If you have this problem, something else is wrong on your system.

Also, how would you know if System Restore "has never been anywhere near perfect" if you turn it off immediately? It seems odd that you would preach so hard against something you don't even use.

I've used System Restore literally hundreds of times on my own and customer's machines. Yes, on rare occasions, it won't restore, but when it works, it has NEVER caused a problem of it's own, and has almost always resolved the original problem.

Please have some documented facts to back up your claims before you plant in the heads of other readers that System Restore won't work for them.
I have to agree there. If anything it would be the indexing (which I turn off myself) that would be causing the hard drive "trashing"

For me,. installing software on a daily basis,. it's great. Even though you use RevoUinstaller and CCleaner, there are still leftovers. With System Restore there are no leftovers at all.
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23 Nov 2009   #25
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rbhurd2000 View Post
No,,i can usually fix whatever goes wrong,,if not just do re install,,its a learning experience..lol
Been there, fixed that. I'm all for lazy now

EDIT:

And unless space is at a premium, there is no performance hit to having it enabled.
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23 Nov 2009   #26
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

@ MacGyvr, There is NOTHING wrong with my System.

System Restore unlike in XP writes far more than before as its more evolved.

Its one of the things this very forum has in its Tuts for HDD performance.

There is too many "experts" here that seem to think they know better than the person using their PC.

Some of you just need get over the fact we do not all do what you do and that's the end of it, so do not be so quick to tell others there PC is not right.

How do you know ( as I have not stated) that I ain't ever ran System Restore for long periods even years on ME+XP+Vista ?

Stop making assumptions and your tone of posting sucks and I am giving my input as topic asks for.

I am not telling others to do the same unlike you so that makes you a HYPOCRITE.

Your post only makes you look totally clueless and ignorant.
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23 Nov 2009   #27
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
There is too many "experts" here that seem to think they know better than the person using their PC.
Of course, to be fair, each of us has our own unique levels of experience. While some of us dabble at home, others support hundreds or thousands of workstations professionally for a living. Some of use are server admins and network engineers. I've experienced things on 1 particular PC that cannot be duplicated on other machines...so if this machine was the only machine that I spent a lot of time on...my views on a particular topic might be skewed drastically.

At the end of the day, as long as we aren't personally attacking or flaming each other for our views I think the community benefits. Sometimes it takes a number of counterarguments and different viewpoints to determine that something else might possibly be misbehaving or configured incorrectly.
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23 Nov 2009   #28
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helmutcheese View Post
There is too many "experts" here that seem to think they know better than the person using their PC.
Exactly right. I use my pc in a different way to the avarege user. I use virtualbox to launch windows xp and test all software in that and also use it for web browsing within Greenborder etc. My windows 7 doesnt even have a web browser on it lol.

What this means is that my main operating system doesnt get trashed by using dodgy apps and the internet eg. cookies, viruses, spyware etc etc....

If you want to use your pc a different way from me and fill it with junk files, cookies, dodgy apps, viruses, spyware etc and therefore have a need for system restore then continue to use it. I dont need it so i wont ever use it.
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23 Nov 2009   #29
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
If you want to use your pc a different way from me and fill it with junk files, cookies, dodgy apps, viruses, spyware etc and therefore have a need for system restore then continue to use it. I dont need it so i wont ever use it.
And I don't think that anybody is going to try to convince "YOU" otherwise.

I think those of us posting in favor of system protection are for those who don't sandbox everything and do rely on their 1 computer or 1 OS to pretty much do everything for them. And I think those who operate like that are more the majority.

I think our hope is(at least my hope is) that somebody who actually could benefit from system restore doesn't just blindly turn it off because they believe it will wildly improve their system performance or stop their disk from thrashing simply because they read it somewhere. I think we mostly are in agreement that this isn't the best reason to disable this feature...although there might be other reasons (as you stated in your thread) that somebody might prefer to just turn it off (although there might not be any tangible benefit/improvement by doing so).
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23 Nov 2009   #30
Qdos

 

Why use a system that is so primitive, and can harbour viruses which can negate repairs carried out on a system if system restore is active? Use a third party disk imaging software option instead, not only is it better, you get far greater control and infinitely better security, choice of backup media, emergency boot media... etc, etc
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