Windows 7 System Restore: Less Trustworthy Than XP?

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Extraordinary Robot
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Windows 7 doesn't seem to be as good about setting Restore Points as Windows XP.

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#2
I noticed that too.hope we get some answers from the experts here.:razz:
 


patcooke

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#3
I've never trusted automatic procedures which run in the background when I have little control or knowledge of exactly what they are doing and when they are doing it so I have always turned system restore off completely and take control of my own destiny by making system image backups on a regular basis and also immediately before making any significant changes to my system as in software installs, driver updates, service packs etc. There are many drive image software packages about, both free and to buy; I personally use Acronis True Image.
 


Joe S

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I haven't been able to get it to restore an existing restore point for quite a while even if I do it all in safe mode let alone the sporadic updates it occasionally creates. I use Acronis and make a fresh image very week or so. It's become a really useless function in the last year or so as far as I'm concerned. I think restoring from Acronis only takes about 8 min anyway.
Joe
 


#5
thanks for the info.now how do I get an avatar ??
 


patcooke

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#6
An avatar is just an image - jpg, gif, . . . what avatar do you want - a foxy mountain climber perhaps? ;)
 


#7
:demon:that might be nice but you are already using that one.:demon:
 


#8
:applaud:by jove..I think I got it:applaud:
 


patcooke

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#9
:applaud:by jove..I think I got it:applaud:
Looks like it - an intellectual looking "fox"! lol
 


#10
actually methinks this is the hound after the Fox..
keeps me on my toes.:ahaha:
 


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