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Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:17 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:24 PM
(2) Viewing Restore Point choices, I find it doesn't go back beyond Oct. 10, 2007-- three days ago. Restoring to the 10th would NOT correct the problem, and why there are points further back in time is a mystery to me. I turned it off briefly last week, to permanently delete a file I didn't want showing up in a future restore, but it'd been on all the time before that. It won't even let me go back into September, let alone months ago. So, this option appears as useless as tits on a rooster. Right or wrong?
Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:31 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:31 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:51 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:17 PM
Just to clarify on one point, the moment that you switch system restore off, all previous restore points are deleted.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:39 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:41 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 06:00 PM
Well done, sir .
Just to clarify: System Restore does NOT back up your system. It's a useful mechanism for many who do not backup, but it has weaknesses (what doesn't?).
System Restore Info - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...%5BLN%5D;267951
When I refer to backing up, I really mean making a mirror image of everything that is on your system at a given moment, such to be done on a routine, periodic basis.
Various programs allow this. I use a Drive Image 2002 version (before Symantec acquired it) which still works fine with XP in 2007. Other reliable programs (that I know of) include Ghost by Symantec and Acronis True Image. You can Google and read up on these and other programs if you are interested.
Example: If I backup my system tonight...and everything goes wrong tomorrow...I still have everything, exactly as it was, thru tonight. I would not have to reinstall every program. I would not have to lament missing data files, video files, graphics files, music files, WAB, emails, etc.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:17 PM
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