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How does Windows XP perform a system restore

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#1 richierein


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

Both Windows vista and Windows 7 require the D: partition in order to perform a system restore. How does Windows XP do it without a D: partition?

Edited by hamluis, 01 June 2012 - 11:26 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to XP - Hamluis.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:48 AM

its goes to a previous restore point after a application install or system change ie installing updates or user specificity create one

Can you please explain more of your post

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

There is no version of Windows that requires a second partition for system restore.

Perhaps you are thinking about an OEM provided image on a separate partition so you can revert to "factory shipped" state

Edited by Allan, 01 June 2012 - 09:13 AM.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:21 AM

>>>Both Windows vista and Windows 7 require the D: partition in order to perform a system restore.<<<

Huh? :unsure:

Edited by Union_Thug, 01 June 2012 - 11:22 AM.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

What Allan said.


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