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  1. ryo
    Posts : 1,953
    windows 7
       #10

    trent3111 said:
    umm i'm lost here. I looked around and this seems are close system restore as it gets and seems it only restores back to certain points. Or atleast thats what i think. But isn't there a option to completely restore your computer back to the original condition ( in other and exact words it deletes everything from your computer and only re installed windows 7? )
    the tutorial is restore back to the certain points. if you want to restore to the original (like as first time you fresh install) you can choose repair install Repair Install
    or what's the problems you got.. you can mention it,so we can help you
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  2. Posts : 10,994
    Win 7 Pro 64-bit
       #11

    Hello trent and welcome to the Forum. A system restore provides a limited means to return your system to a previous point in time. A portion of the hard drive is set aside for these points. Depending on how much hard drive space is set aside, and how much data is to be included in the restore point, and how often restore points are created will determine how many restore points can be saved. For some people it might be a couple of weeks while for others it might be a couple of months.

    System Restore - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

    There are two usual methods to return a computer to its original condition. Some manufacturers include their own recovery partition on the hard drive and a means to access that partition, usually via the start menu. On my Dell, for example, I have a Dell Backup and Recovery Manager in my start menu. I can use this to restore my machine to its original factory condition including all trialware and bloat.

    The second method is to create your own system image and a companion system repair disk. Windows 7 has its own imaging tool/repair disk. Other people recommend a free alternative called Macrium Reflect. Both of these imaging tools let you image your entire computer to include operating system(s), updates, other programs, personal settings, files, folders, etc. In case of a crash or other problem you can return your computer to the exact state it was in at the time the image was created.

    Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

    Imaging with free Macrium

    But if all you want to do is install Windows 7 and nothing else, you can do a clean install. Only the operating system is installed and anything else on the hard drive is deleted during a format procedure.

    Clean Install Windows 7
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  3. Posts : 55
    Windows 7 Home Premium
       #12

    Hey


    Have you done this tut? System clean installation it will tell you how to wipe your pc
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  4. Posts : 96
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #13

    I got a new Laptop
    updated windows & drivers
    & created a Restore point

    wondering if i need to on system restore ?
    or does that mean once i created a restore point
    & it said Restore point created successfully
    its already on ?

    Thanks
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  5. Posts : 10,994
    Win 7 Pro 64-bit
       #14

    lordvader said:
    I got a new Laptop
    updated windows & drivers
    & created a Restore point

    wondering if i need to on system restore ?
    or does that mean once i created a restore point
    & it said Restore point created successfully
    its already on ?

    Thanks
    Since you got the message that the restore point was created successfully, system restore should be on. You can verify that by clicking start > right-click Computer > click Properties > System Protection in left column. You should see the drive containing your operating system is "on".
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  6. Posts : 96
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #15

    marsmimar said:
    lordvader said:
    I got a new Laptop
    updated windows & drivers
    & created a Restore point

    wondering if i need to on system restore ?
    or does that mean once i created a restore point
    & it said Restore point created successfully
    its already on ?

    Thanks
    Since you got the message that the restore point was created successfully, system restore should be on. You can verify that by clicking start > right-click Computer > click Properties > System Protection in left column. You should see the drive containing your operating system is "on".
    Yes it is
    Thankyou Thankyou thankyou :)
    +1 rep
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32
       #16

    Restore - Windows 7 - No previous date


    What happens if at point 7 you do not have any restore dates??
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  8. Posts : 10,994
    Win 7 Pro 64-bit
       #17

    Hello LouLou and welcome to Seven Forums. If your computer is misbehaving and you're trying to repair it, without any restore points you just won't be able to use that particular fix. But there are other things you can try to effect a repair depending on what problems you're experiencing. If you're experiencing problems let us know what they are so we can help guide you to a solution.

    If your computer is working just fine you can create restore points manually for one of those "just in case" situations we all have. This tutorial will explain how to do that:

    System Restore Point - Create

    Please post back and let us know what issues you're having.
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 32
       #18

    windows 7 restore


    Hi thanks for the feedback. I have deleted some files in error! And was hoping a restore would help. I have created one as of yesterday but that doesnt help my situation. Emptied my waste bin also! Thank you anyway. Kind regards
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  10. Posts : 11,840
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #19

    Hi LouLou ... You may be able to recover these files with Recova ..
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