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Create a Restore Point.


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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:46 AM

Reading many post here made me think of this.
When a reply to a OP question states, use system restore to a date earlier that the problem occurred. The OP answer is I don't have a restore point.
IMHO a system restore point should be made before any major changes to your system are done. Doing this can save a lot of head aches. Another time I recommend using the system restores is after a fresh install and everything is working properly. Now when you install new programs and things don't work properly you have a restore point to go back to. To my understanding System Restore by default is on.
How to create a System Restore Point.

Start and type restore and go to System Restore and tick. It will guide you step by step, it's very easy to do.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:25 PM

To my understanding every OS I have installed has had System Restore set to on by default, because I have had to turn it off, because I dont system restore eating up my valuable disk space.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:08 AM

Some one who has the knowledge of computers like cryptodan has, probably don't need a restore point. Cryptodan has used his knowledge many times on this site to help the masses. For some one like me, that haven't reached that level of computer knowledge yet it has come in very handy a few times. One does not need to keep all the restore points because it does take a lot of hard drive space. One or two will do. Another choice might be is another hard drive and restore points. No idea is correct for all but they are worth thinking on and see if the idea suites some ones needs and desires. Thank you cryptondan because I'm one in the masses that you have helped.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:52 AM

I should add, that because I run my system with no system restore points doesnt mean you should as well. I don't recommend turning off restore points to people who are less knowledgeable in computers.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 12:07 PM

I also keep the system restore disabled to save resources. If I want to take a backup of my OS good condition then I would do it with a backup program. The backup can be burned into a DVD so you save these resources. A good and very friendly program is the Acronis True Image.
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