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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   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
Do you have enabled System Protection?

Do you have enabled System Protection in Windows 7?

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22 Nov 2009   #2


yes i checked and it is on but why would you not want it on?
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22 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Sure, I'm the mad downloader so I create a restore point before installing play around with the software.

If I don't want it I use System restore The typical Uninstaller leaves leftover files and registry entries.
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22 Nov 2009   #4


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Sure, I'm the mad downloader so I create a restore point before installing play around with the software.
+ 1

Restore points can save more headaches than you can imagine
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22 Nov 2009   #5

Win 7

No,,i can usually fix whatever goes wrong,,if not just do re install,,its a learning
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22 Nov 2009   #6

7 Ultimate x64 sp1

in the first time only c:
now all off
don't ask why?
I just liked it that way (more thinking: install or not?)
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22 Nov 2009   #7


Never liked System Restore and the first thing I do is turn it off.

I use various imaging programs, but for Win7 I use it's built in Backup and Restore for the initial image. I am also using ShadowProtect to make full image backups.
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22 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Mines on and I also create system restore points before I install new software. If I don't like it or don't want to keep it I just use cCleaner to remove it and then system restore.
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22 Nov 2009   #9

Vista (Hate Win 7)

OFF, its thrashes HDD's and that's a PIA even on quieter newer VRaptors (Raid 0), possibly not so much a big deal on SSD's.

I have a Auto Backup of all my Media etc to an external HDD if it all went wrong but as this install is 1 year old I would clean install.

System Restore is for when you mess up your PC not for uninstalling a normal bit of software you don't like, thats extreme.

I seriously doubt it removes all traces as neither did XP's or the failure in ME.

Better using a 3rd party uninstall program and then running Cleaner.

I leave System Restore on for customers PC's as they are n00bs and will someday need it, but its not there to uninstall a game when there done IMO.
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22 Nov 2009   #10
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Yes I have the Protection on why wouldn't I, at my age why would I want to live dangerously I'm all for the quiet life now
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