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#1 sparkie12


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:56 PM

I'm using vista home premium and when I try to use system restore it comes up unsuccessful. I ran malware scan and turned off system restore to see if that reset it. It still says unsuccessful. Please help. thanks

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#2 zbd


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:31 PM

When you turn off system restore it erases all restore points. Better to leave it on. Once you have several restore points, you can keep the most recent ones using accessories/system tools/disk cleanup/more options/system restore and shadow copies/cleanup/delete/ok/delete files.


#3 dodes


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 03:15 PM

Please be more specific about this issue in general. Do you get this error when you turn system restore off, on, create a restore point, or try to restore to an earlier time? What exactly does the error message say?

Disabling system restore and rebooting removes all restore points on the system, whereas using disk cleanup to remove restore points removes all restore points except for the most recent one. The only time I remove all previous restore points from a system is when I suspect that one of them could potentially reinfect the system with malware.
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