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Windows 7: System Restore

01 Apr 2011   #30

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ok. I'll be here when you're ready then. :)

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02 Apr 2011   #31

windows 7 home pereum 64

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider was disabled. I am doing a MS backup now, but it has been running for 14 hours and only 38% done.
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21 Apr 2011   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1

The last time I used system restore was during the XP days, but due to The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded. - Vista Forums, I will be using this later tonight. It's good to know that it now has the ability to show you which programs and drivers will be affected.

The whole trial of BitDefender which I was planning to replace MSE with killed my system. I'm definitely thankful of this feature. I'm creating disk images after this whole fiasco.
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18 May 2011   #33

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (x64) 6.1.7601

I have a question. I got like problems with windows. And I think it has something to do with an update, 'cus since that update it has been acting strange yesterday. But I made a full backup on my external HDD.
When I was following your tutorial I noticed something rather "helpful" what would have to clean up my problem :) when I open up control panel and and click on recovery, I see there are these "advanced recovery settings"
when clicking that, I can choose between restoring by reinstalling Windows or by using a systemcopy I made before. Is kthe one with a system copy actualy the same as a restore point. But completly restoring my system? thanks for the help anyway :)
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18 May 2011   #34

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello MiserySyndrome,

Not sure. A systemcopy sounds more like a system image (complete computer) backup. Did it seem like Method 2 at the 1st link below, or Step 1 at the 2nd link below?

Windows 7 System Restore | Dell

How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft® Windows® on a Dell
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30 Jul 2011   #35

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Another way of running system restore:
| type System Restore | Enter
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30 Jul 2011   #36

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Karl,

Yeppers. Thank you. :)
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25 Mar 2012   #37

primary OS is Windows 7 64 bit

ok I understand how to do a system restore AND how to *undo* a system restore (in Win7).

BUT...Here is my question though, if I undo a system restore, can/will it reappear as a restore point so that I can restore THAT restore point again if needed. It was the oldest store point available and the newer ones won't help the issue.

The reason for this is because my system was unable to complete a restore, however since I ran the restore, that restore point as disappeared.

I need to retry the SAME restore from a recovery disk to see if it will complete, but only want to UNDO the partial restore if it will in fact reappear. I currently only have 2 other restore points, both showing todays date, which would not help me.

So need to know if undoing a restore point and redoing it is possible (would redo from a cd instead of within windows 7)

Thanks guys!
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25 Mar 2012   #38

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello JH, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Usually if a restore point is unable to complete, it will be cancelled and undone automatically reverting to back before you tried to do the restore. Since the restore point is not listed anymore, it may have been removed since it didn't work.

You could check to see if you are able to undo the last successfully completed system restore, and see what date it was for to see if that is the same one or not. However, the restore point that you undo will be gone afterwards and cannot be used again.

If you like, you could post whatever issue you are having in the appropriate forum subject to see if we may be able to help with it since it looks like a system restore will not be an option.
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25 Mar 2012   #39

primary OS is Windows 7 64 bit


Thanks for your response, the restore point is gone, but it did and still does) present me with the option to undo the restore point. There is no point in undoing it however, if it will not "reappear" after undoing it.

It did make changes, but they could not complete reverting some changes in the windows directory, so that is why it was "incomplete".
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