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Does Windows make a restore point before a program is installed?

Q: Does Windows make a restore point before a program is installed?

Windows help infers that restore point is automatically created before I install a new program. Is this true?

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A: Does Windows make a restore point before a program is installed?

Simple answer, yes it does.
I find it best to make one of my own, when I remember, as I have found in some cases a point is not made. Although it is rare that a point is not made

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Hi all,

I am novice in these kind of things. I want my system to automatically create a restore point before installing any program/software in it? How can set this up on my windows 7 64 bit laptop?

Thanks

A:How to automatically create a restore point when program is installed

Windows does make a restore point before you install a new program usually any how you may find the link below useful also

System Restore Point Shortcut

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How can I get Windows XP to ask me if I would like to create a restore point before I installing software? I keep forgetting to do it before I install something and would like to have some kind of reminder.

A:Make Windows prompt you to create a restore point before installing software

Hi Rudy, I'm a firm believer in using the system restore feature in windows XP. I have found that in about 75% of cases it will save your bacon without a lot of complicated troubleshooting steps. Unfortunately there is no way to get it to do what your asking that I have found. You simply have to remember to create restore points. Since I have been using XP which is a really long time, I have created a restore point 1 to 2 times every month on a regular bassis and the program itself of course creates system check points on a regular basis as well. That being said I have never encountered a problem in which one of those restore points hasnt been able to fix it. If you will remember to just create 1 to 2 a month you should be fine. I hope this helps.

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Patmark

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I cannot make a new Restore Point in System Restore. I'm obviously doing something wrong or not doing something.
Here's what I am doing:
SYSTEM > SYSTEM PROTECTION > SYSTEM PROPERTIES opens.
Click CREATE and the CREATE A RSTORE POINT window opens.
I typed in 7/30/2011 9:00:00 AM and clicked CREATE.
Small window "Creating a rstore point" finished with "The restore point was created successfully."
I closed that window and it returned to the System Properties window.
Here is where I am not sure what to do. If I click "Create", I've already done that (and I can't change older retore points in the list.
If I click System Restore, I get this:
I did what I thought was a restore, but I got this and it did not fix my problem:

A:Can't make new restore point

Hi Dick,

Here is a very good tutorial which tells you step by step how to create a restore point and how to do a system restore in Windows 7 - did you follow these steps? Did you select "choose a different restore point"?
System Restore

Also, please make sure that your system clock and date are correct.

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A:Can't acccess internet, print, reach old restore point or make anything work!

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-oth...0582-cant-acccess-internet-much-anything.html

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A:Trying to make a restore image partition with restore program

Welcome to Seven Forums.
You might give this method a try. The errors could be becuase you're trying to image a failed drive.

Imaging with free Macrium

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A:Restoring windows to original point, can't find restore point

Back up any important files that you want to keep first.
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A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

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did my commodo full scan, it finds issues with office 365 but no rootkits etc, lol
ran malware bytes and other rootkit revealers, nothing found there
I have 8gb set aside for restore points, that has been plenty in the past
I did have restore points at one point, did not check too recently though
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A:restore point create success... but no restore point found????

After creating the new restore point and receiving the success message did you click on OK to finish the process?

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A:How to restore windows vista to an earlier restore point

You can't. Whatever restore points are available is all there is. In the future I strongly suggest you consider using Disk Imaging Software.

Disk Imaging software takes a "snapshot" of your drive as it exists at the time you create the image. You can then restore the entire image or any file(s) or folder(s) you choose. It is a virtually foolproof way of backing up your system and providing a safe haven in the event of a catastrophe that requires you to blow away your system partition and restore it to a previous state. It also allows you to "test" various software and be confident that you have a the ability to return to the prior state any time you choose.
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A:Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore .

I solved this issue. Might someone els find this thread helpful.

Since it worked in safe mode and not in normal mode , there must be something perventing it from this.
in MSconfig , I unchecked all startup , and all services , except Microsoft services , System point was working fine then, I enabled few services and startup till I found the software causing this issue , it was graphic tweaking tool that comes with graphic card driver (Zotac fire storm ) I unistalled it , but it wasn't enough , I had to remove the startup entry manualy , now system working perfectly .

I hope this methode helps people that suffering from smiliar issue .
Note : If it fail to create restore point in safe mode , probably system file is damaged , and the above might not work.

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Hello.

I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?

A:will a restore point restore windows to previous version?

  
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Hello.

I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?


Putting it simple No you would end up overwriting the 32 bit so it would not even be there.
Jerry

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A:Need to restore but no xp disk. Installed a program and now no proper boot sequence

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A:Restore point Windows 8

If you have an installation or recovery dvd or usb try running your restore from that. I had success doing it that way.
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A:Windows XP Restore Point

Run Error Checking, which may fix the problem. Select Start, My Computer, right the drive and select Properties, and the Tools tab to access it.
 

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A:restore point in windows 8

Where are you getting this "Windows Media Center" to install?
 

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A:Windows XP Restore Point Nightmare

Hi and welcome to TSG
F1 or Delete..for safe mode in Dell Pc's.
Try.
Boot from Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Return. [Enter]
Type chkdsk /r [note space ]
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Type Exit
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A:Windows 7 Won't Restore to previous point

Try something ... download Microsoft Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Disable ALL Norton/Symantec services (type services.msc in start search window)

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A:Windows will not create a restore point

Try this:

System Restore Point Shortcut

System Restore Point - Create

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A:Set a restore point in Windows 7 gives these errors

Hi,

Sorry, Norton ghost has been discontinued however, you can still restore the image which you backed up earlier using Norton Ghost. Please check this link for more details CAN I Restore Ghost Image to a new Hard Drive???? | Norton Community. Thank you for your time!

Praveen
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So, log story short.

I want to jump back into that specific Windows 7 straight from the HDD without needing to create a Virtual Image.

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Details;
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A:Windows 8.1 Not restoring from a restore point

Run a malware scan using Malwarebytes Free

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 Two suggestions.  First run SFC.  Click Start and type CMD in the search box, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as Administrator.  Then type SFC /scannow.  It will run a couple of minutes.  If that doesn't fix the problem, disconnect from the Internet and temporarily disable your antivirus.  Then try creating a restore point.  Reenable your antivirus before reconnecting to the Internet.
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A:How can I set a system restore point like I used to do in windows XP

Hello Asifnaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

These may be able to help you.

System Restore Point - Create

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A:windows XP system restore point

The problem you are describing with system restore can sometimes be caused by malware. I'm moving this topic to the forum where we can begin addressing your computer problems.

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A:[SOLVED] how do you create a restore point in windows 7?

Quote:




To create a restore point

Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.

In the left pane, click System protection. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Click the System Protection tab, and then click Create.

In the System Protection dialog box, type a description, and then click Create.




> Create a restore point

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if it shows only one restore point, then that is all you have. You wll not be able to go back two days.

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A:How to copy and paste Windows 8 restore point?

Hello rdwray,

It would be a waste of time to try and backup or copy your restore points. Doing so will corrupt them, and make them unusable.

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System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete

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A:Getting back to a restore point when windows won't boot?

can you boot to the last known good configuration mode..
 

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Hi all~!
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A:Should Windows create a Restore Point before updating?

Mine doesn't , but I do one manually be fore updates.

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A:Unsure which system restore point to use on Windows 7

I have to admit, just reading this lengthy post gave me a head ache.

Let's try to simplify this a little.

What has prompted you to need to do a System Restore?

If I've read this correctly, you want a restore point that will remove programs that you wish to delete, but you don't have restore points which will accommodate all of your needs. I can only suggest that you choose the one which will leave the programs that you want, and delete the remainder in the Control Panel.

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A:Windows 7 Cannot create System Restore Point

You haven't filled in the rest of your system specs.
System Info - See Your System Specs

This happened to me whenever I had the ASRock XFast USB utility installed. Try uninstalling that.

Another example of these "booster" programs is ASUS' "USB 3.0 Boost"

But if you don't have those kinds of board, but have any kind of "USB turbo-boosters" installed, you still should remove it. They don't get along well with the Volume Shadow Copy service.

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A:Windows 7 Restore Point - Can I use on multiple computers?

Hello Clogged, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. Restore points are installation specific.

Not to mention a new laptop wouldn't have the same specs as the old one, so a system image wouldn't work as well.

Also, a laptop comes with an OEM copy of Windows 7 installed that cannot be used on any other computer.

Sorry.

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Use CCleaner to find all your restore points.

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A:Windows 7 gives error message when trying to create restore point

Ok, nevermind. I obsessively looked for answers and came across this:
If you're having the same problem as me (not being able to create restore points and receving the 0x81000203 error message), try the following:

type regedit in your windows startup search bar.
then, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\swprv\Parameters
Verify if the ServiceDll value is: %Systemroot%\System32\swprv.dll

Then go back to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\swprv
Verify if the Start value is 2. If not, change it.
Restart your computer.
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Now, what does that have to do with the iTunes update download, the win32.downloader and babylon toolbar, I do not know.

Hope this helps someone else running into the same situation.

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Another problem is that WinRAR opens but closes unexpectedly...

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http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html Follow this link to Rollin Rog Security Tools It is hard to tell from your report exactly what spy ware programs you are running . Scroll down the page to Parasitic , Download Ad-Aware SE , Spy Bot Search and Destroy , Spy Ware Blaster . Setup and update according to the tutourials. Go to Panda Active Scan or other online virus scanner and run a scan . If you do not have an anti virus program aboard go to Grisoft AVG and download the personal free edition . Use these programs only for now and shut down any other spyware / malware programs you mayhave running . After using the programs from Rollin Rog Security Tools come back and let us know how things are now running .
 

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Hello Jomapohe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you could use the tutorial below to create a system image, and save it to another hard drive. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
If you ever need to do a system image recovery, you could start it from within Windows 7 or boot from your Windows 7 UEFI flash drive to do so, then select the saved image to restore.System Image Recovery
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Shawn

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Also I have not seen the Application Even log or where to find it. There is a standard number on it:

0x80042302

I will look up anything I can find on that.

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Is System Restore turned on? Rightclick Computer, choose Properties, then System Protection. Highlight C drive and click Configure to see how much disk space is apportioned to increase the amount.

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Uninstall Unspy from add/remove programs, turn off and on the system restore, reboot and see if the program is gone.

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berabbit,
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A:Can I use a recovered System Restore point file to restore missing sw crashed laptop?

Since you already lost everything, try the System restore but first backup everything Recuva found onto a USB key. If your version Windows was not the same what the tech installed, it might not work. Also, he should have first ask you what to do with your files before formatting.
Otherwise you will have to wait till you can re-install everything.
 

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A:Corrupted normal.dot(m) file and unable to restore to prior restore point

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.=== 9/13/2013 10:51:31 AM, Error: Ntfs [55] - The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume HP.How to:http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/using-windows-7-how-do-i-run-chkdsk/a68b3e4d-1a42-e011-9767-d8d385dcbb12Let it finish.===Can this be the cause of not finding normal.dot?One of the fundamentals of Word is that all its main settings are in a file named normal.dot. (In Word 2007 and Word 2010 this file is called normal.dotm.)p.s.Do you get a prompt that the file is corrupted?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291352===Lets check for malware.Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.Please post the contents of JRT.txt into your reply.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: TurorialLink 1Link 2IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note: Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM.Let me know what problem persists.

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Hello Mawil,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut to run the program elevated without getting a UAC prompt.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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It appears that I have created 2 files that system restore uses in creating restore points.
I found that by deleating on of them, system restore returns to functionalaity.
Unfortunately, I didnt make a record of the file name that gets duplicated (slightly different duplicate).

If someone knows the file created and maintaind by the system restore process, I would appreciate you letting me know what it is so I can delete one of them.
TIA
Neil

A:System Restore- Created Duplicate Restore Point Files

Wait what is your asking? System Restore creates restore points, which are hidden in a folder called "System Volume Information" on the root of your system drive. These restore points are actually folders inside System Volume Information, each folder contains versions of system files and data of changes to your system (such as software and hardware installs). If a problem occurs you can revert to a restore point.

If you are worried you have two restores are almost identical you can clear all the restore points leaving the most recent by going to Start (Orb on Vista)->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Disk Cleanup.

Vista - On Vista, dialog will open click "Files from all users on this computer", then on following dialog click "OK".
XP - On XP, click "OK" on the dialog that appears.

Now it will start scanning for files that can be cleaned up. When it's done scanning a new window will appear and on the top of that window there will be some tabs, click the tab labeled "More Options". Look for the section that talks about System Restore and click the Clean Up button. Then Click "OK" on the main window. This clears all the restore points except for the most recent and should resolve your duplicate restore point problem.

I do not recommend that you ever delete files or folders in the System Volume Information, as if you need that file and your system crashes you are pretty much screwed.

-Michael

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Thank you!

A:Can System Restore Automatically Generate Daily Restore Point?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

See if this tutorial will help.
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

Jerry

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I am having difficulties with this.
1. Does Win 7 limit the quantity of past restore points it shows upon user request?
2. If stored elsewhere where do I find them?
3. Is there a way to set it up to show at least the last 10 restore pointsd created, or is there a smaller limit.
Right now the one and only restore point that is available is the last one. So it is like a revolving door every time a new restore point gets created, the previous one gets dropped and does not show any longer.

Given my limited competence with computer knowledge please post answers in layman terms as in Step 1.. 2 3. type.

I would appreciate help over this.

Thank you kindly

A:System Restore how to set to show every past restore point inc/manual

Hi
I believe that if you go to Backup and Restore (Start button, type Backup in the search bar at the bottom of the start menu), then click Restore button, on the screen that pops up is a blue link that says "Choose a different Date".. This will then allow you to select which backup you would like to recover your data from..

Is that what you are looking for. Apologies If I have mis-understood you.

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A:Scheduled System Restore not producing restore point

Hello Skeltong, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using METHOD TWO to create a task that will create a restore point may work better for you. You can adjust for when to create to what you like instead.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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A:system restore fails saying possible corrupted restore point

Welcome to our Forum Johnf.

This tutorial by Capt.Jack Sparrow should help.

System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues

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A:System restore not restoring from existing restore point

The Security Center being shut down is a possible symptom of Conficker being on your computer. Go to the link below to check your system.http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/wiki/

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A:system restore does not work, cannot find a restore point

when I press ok nothing happens

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Thanks.

A:System restore and Mark Restore point using Win. Vista

Hi -

Vista System Restore - whether restoring or creation of a restore point -
START | type rstrui into the 'Start Search' box

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I need guidance regarding how to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older.

Os i have: xp sp3

Around about 2 weeks back i upgraded my system to sp3 for that i created system restore point.

But the problem is when i go to do system restore it doesn't show me the restoration point about 2 weeks old in the list rather it only shows and allows to new restore points created within 5-6 days and that does not include that restore point which i created b4 sp3 installation.

So.Is there a way to do system restore to a restore point 6 months or even older? does window allows it or any third party software which helps me retain older restore points?

Note-i tried doing it via safe mode also but didn't helped, also the space alloted for system restore is maxed out.

Thanks in advance

A:System Restore(How to restore to 6 months or more restoration point)

System Restore was never designed to reverse the major changes made by a a service pack update. For that reason all prior restore points will be deleted.

System Restore works best when used as soon as possible after a problem develops. On the few occasions I have used the feature it has always been with the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves. Going back 6 months is almost certain to fail. System Restore was never designed for that.

Why do you need to go back that far? There is almost certain to be a better way.

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Generally system restore will show all the available restore points.
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If they are not there system restore has been disabled on your system. Or something, or someone has been removing them.

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A:System Restore: When Does It Auto Create a Restore Point?

Basically it makes one weekly, during critical system events and before the installation of programs.

Read more here
System Restore: frequently asked questions - Windows Help

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A:System Restore- restore point creation error

By chance did you have a virtual machine running when you tried to create the restore point? If yes, try creating restore point without VM.

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/117134-system-restore-restore-point-creation-error.html
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A:Way to make a Windows 7 restore disc to USB instead

Hello Josh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you mean this Windows 7 System Repair Disc, then you can use program like ImgBurn or UltraIso (one in tutorial below) to create a ISO file from the DVD and use the same METHOD ONE in the tutorial below to create a bootable USB key with it.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Thanks.

A:How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sharon122


How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically every day?

Thanks.



How about something like this? Two different methods to create one at startup.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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A:How to make Win8 make restore points automatically

Maybe your restore point disk space allocation is inadequate to hold all restore points that might be created automatically. My record of restore points implies that restore points are being created for all SW installations, but the record does not go very far back in time.

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A:How to make Win8 make restore points automatically

Maybe your restore point disk space allocation is inadequate to hold all restore points that might be created automatically. My record of restore points implies that restore points are being created for all SW installations, but the record does not go very far back in time.

http://www.eightforums.com/performance-maintenance/18274-how-make-win8-make-restore-points-automatically.html