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#1 whftherb

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:38 AM

Let's say I have a Win XP machine with 4 accounts on it - Mine and three others. If I'm logged on to Windows (SP3) and I set a manual restore point (because I just want to for instance), does that restore only apply to my account or all accounts on that machine?

By the same token, if I establish a restore point on my account and later want to retrieve and use it, does that restore point apply ONLY to me or will it apply to the system globally (ie. mine plus the other three accounts besides mine).

On an automated system checkpoint, same question. Applies only to the person logged on at the time the check point restore is run or all accounts system wide?

I've googled on this and can't find an answer.

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Edited by whftherb, 15 January 2010 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:18 PM

Restore point applies globally.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:21 PM

System Restore, however, has to be run from a user account that has Administrator privileges. Limited accounts, or those without Admin privileges cannot run System Restore.

Related articles on System Restore:

Windows XP System Resotre Guide

What’s System Restore in Windows XP?

System Restore Tips Fixes and FAQ'S << see #22 and #24 in particular.

Edited by hillbillygreek, 15 January 2010 - 11:32 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:32 PM

Nothing to say, but, Thank You all!

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 07:45 PM

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