You know - something bad gets into your computer. One way to handle it is System Restore. Just take it back to when everything was OK and, if you don't mind losing stuff you acquired between then and now, the bad guy is no longer there. I have taken care of several browser hijacks and other assorted problems over the years using this method.
I am running Windows 7 and I have a question or two about System Restore. I have learned recently that you can't just pick a date you want to go back to, enter it, and take your computer back to that date. I had always thought you could do that. Nope. You only have so many restore dates to select from.
You can CREATE a restore date, but you have to do it ahead of time. Just go into System Restore and set up the present date as a restore date. Label it "All Good" or something to let you know it is a desirable restore date if you ever need it, and you're good to go. Well, for a limited period of time. And this is my question:
Restore points only "last" so long and then they are automatically deleted - at least that's the way it appears to me to be. Is there some way to create a restore point that never gets deleted? I realize as I write this that this is probably not something you would want to do, because the longer between the restore date and the system restore, the more stuff you will lose. But still - I don't always remember to create a new restore point on a weekly basis, and it would be nice to be able to do it only once a month or so.
Anybody know anything about this? Or have some comments in general about using System Restore as a quick workaround when bad stuff appears on your computer?
Edited by pdmike, 08 June 2015 - 09:54 AM.