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Restore to an earlier time!!


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#1 garybear

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:21 PM

Hello BC members!
I'm sure all you old dogs know this, but maybe there are some that don't
I seldom use restore points to restore my PC to an earlier time.It however can be a good tool at times.
I recently noticed that my PC was not getting the automatic 24 restore points so I researched and found this link.
I discovered that my Task Scheduler in services had been changed to manual. It needs to be set to automatic for System Restore to work .
Both System Restore and Task Scheduler have to be on automatic in services.I don't know how or when mine got changed.
I'm now getting restore points ever 24 hours. Here's the link. I hope this will help someone!!
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/checkpoints.htm

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#2 garybear

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 04:44 PM

Hello BC members!!
You probably know this also. If you have your slider all the way to the right (12%) for C Drive; the restore points will use about 4.44GB. space on a 40GB drive.I have mine on 5% about 1.85GB. If your short on free space, you can pick up some GB's here. I guess this isn't a big deal for you guys that have 12 TB drives. Mine is only 40GB. I have 9.72 GB used and 27+GB free on my C drive. Actually I have a 100GB Drive split in three partions. I do have a fair knowledge of XP3, not an expert but think I know enough to be able to comment on other posts some times :whistle: even though I have been informed not to post when I'm guessing; which is good advice that I'll try my best to follow

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:26 PM

Something I feel I should mention, you shouldn't solely rely on the System Restore by Windows, because when my PC messed up with a BSOD after downloading some virus, I guess, all the System Restore points were deleted. I know they were they before, because I had checked them. I recommend ERUNT, I read about it on this forum, and now use it along with the built in System Restore.

Edited by TheUltimatum7, 30 August 2011 - 09:28 PM.





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