System Restore: Any different for Win7 & Vista?


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Hi all.

Not exactly a Support question, but I can't see a better place to put it.

I need to write some instructions for a group of users on how to clear any existing Restore Points. The operating systems are a mixture of mostly XP with some Vista and a couple of Windows 7. However I'm doing this at home over the weekend and I only have Windows XP Pro available.

Can anyone tell me if the following procedure needs to be modified in any respect for Vista or Win7:

1. Click Start, then right-click My Computer.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click the System Restore tab.
4. Check the box "Turn off System Restore".
5. Click Apply and you'll be prompted with a dialog asking you to confirm that you do want to turn off System Restore.
6. Click Yes.
7. Restart the computer.
9. Repeat steps 1-6, except in step 4, uncheck the option to "Turn Off System Restore".

TIA for your assistance.

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