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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:38 PM

This is a very handy program to save chasing through your Control Panel.

Does not install, simply unzip to your Desktop, and find nearly anything instantly.

The only thing I have found that you still have to chase is ControlPanel/System/SystemProtection in order to create a Restore Point.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:28 PM

OR - Open control panel and type what you want to find into the search box top right

Try typing 'restore' into the box
you'll see the ''quick link'' to system restore under ''system''

The beauty of Windows 7 is the ability to find everything you need quickly
Try typing ''restore'' into the ''run'' box in ''start'' (now the blue circle where the start button was on the desktop)
3rd option is system restore - much faster than downloading a program mate :huh:

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:17 PM

Great find rowal5555 :huh: Its going on my thumb drive.

#4 rowal5555

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:26 PM

@ Bugeyed

Making a couple of clicks from your desktop is much quicker than typing anything, but each to their own.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:35 PM

Yeah, I always find myself torn between "mousing around" and the keyboard shortcuts. Most of the time, the keyboard is faster for me (hence my username), but that is not always the case. My fingers can type in half of what I'm looking for in the Start Menu and already have it (go Windows start menu search!!) before I can open something and hunt it down with my eyes on the screen. But obviously things like web surfing require the mouse a lot, like clicking links (although I do use the keyboard for navigating faster between tabs a lot).

But, like you said, each to their own. :huh:
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:52 PM

rowal5555 I found the System Restore in this tool under Tools > System Restore.
This is same what Bugeyed said about, but you cannot create a restore point through it.

Also you can create a restore point in this tool from Functions > System Options > System Protection

Edited by Romeo29, 30 December 2009 - 11:54 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:45 PM

Magic little program...really helpful to me right now..thanks

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 05:49 PM

Hi .. thnaks for the input..I can not get to system restore via the function suite..take me to system but not the restore...do I have to give 7 Box UAC permission?

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

I am afraid yes.

#10 rowal5555

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:28 AM

I'm afraid that UAC drives me nuts and is the first thing turned off. If I click on something to open it, then obviously I want to open it and not be stuffed around, LOL.

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