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Is there any way to copy the restore points to another location? A virus could delete the restore points so I want to put them in a separate directory and save them for later use. My OS is Windows Vista.

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You can use the "Complete PC Backup" option to create a permanent DVD backup of your system.
I have a feeling that this may be the only way to prepare for a restore from DVD.

There will be third-party tools to do a complete drive backup which will restore your Windows back to that point completely (I mean the system partition). You might want to invest in such a tool and backup with a schedule.

Windows System Restore points are stored in the system drive itself.
I think you cannot move them around and leave them to be usable later.
would like to know if someone has done this safely.

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Have a look at the answer to this question: "How can I archive a restore point permanently?" The poster points out how to mount a Volume Shadow Copy, which is how restore points are saved on the drive. Since I've never tried it, I don't know if there is anything special you need to do to copy them back to the system and restore from there. Let us know if you try it.

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