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#1 allstock

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 01:45 AM

I'm pretty sure Win7, by default, deletes restore points beyond a certain amount of days old. If true how can I make sure certain ones don't get deleted? Thanks



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 02:16 AM

Not true - { Days } it works on % of the Drive and space allocated - then deletes the oldest when required.

 

Check within System Settings as to what the percentage is set at Under System Protection.

 

I dont even run System Restore , as i have not found it reliable in my personal view , but i do have System Images taken and stored externally.

 

System Restore can aquire a lot of space depending on % settings , so a larger drive is advisible or whatever your % preference maybe , yet over years i have found it not reliable when using,  as it may fail and then you have to select another point and try again , and so forth.

 

System Images are more reliable in my view and have never failed me , i use Acronis , but free ones are available eg: Aeomi Backupper  http://www.backup-utility.com/free-backup-software.html  

or   Macrium Reflect   http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/macrium_reflect_free_edition.html


Edited by Havachat, 11 May 2016 - 02:18 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:46 AM

Thank you for replying Havachat. Is there any advantage using third party backup software over what is provided by Win7? Shouldn't Win7 backup be sufficient? Thanks again!



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:30 PM

 By far the best protection is to do a full system backup to an external hard drive.  For starters System Restore doesn't back up your data, just system files.  Then there's the fact that the backup is on the same hard drive as your system, so if your hard drive goes out, you're completely out of luck.  And as Havachat says, System Restore doesn't always work.  If you value your data, you'll make regular backups to an external hard drive.  

 

 Good luck.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.





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