General act of restoring a system to its previous state, also found in "System Restore" for Microsoft Windows

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Can a restore image of Windows 7 x64 (including two years of updates) be put on OneDrive?

I have a Windows 7 x64 system and it has been regularly updated over a period of two years with Microsoft patches. Is there a way of taking a "snapshot" of the system and storing that image on ...
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Accessing earlier Windows restore points by restoring to the earliest date

In a last ditch effort to recover some files, I was wondering if it was possible to restore to the earliest restore point on my computer (say June 2014), and then have the restore points that were ...
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“Git”-like software for managing Linux [closed]

I want to manage the updates of my Linux system in a similar fashion as Git does it, by being able to move back and forth within "revisions". How could I do that?
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Several problems after system restore

I had a problem with a program that I thought I'd be able to solve by doing a system restore. The side effects however were too severe and made me undo the system restore. After the undo, the problems ...
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Is it possible to enable System Protection from the command prompt?

I just tried to install some updates for my laptop, and now it is stuck in an automatic repair loop. From what I've been able to find so far in the logs, I believe it is some problem with the ...
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Why can I not install Pomodairo again? I refeshed my Dell Win8.1 Laptop

So I have a Dell i5 Quad Core processor with Windows 8.1 It was hanging a bit too much, so I refreshed the system. After the refresh, all previous programs were deleted, but not their documents and ...
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How to force Windows System Restore to ignore files from existing restore point?

I recently deleted a bunch of temporary files from my hard drive that are no longer needed, however, for some reason (read: bad Microsoft software) the process of deleting them messed up my ...
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How can I create a Windows system restore point that won't be overwritten by Windows in the future?

Since Windows regularly creates system restore points, it overwrites old ones when the allotted space for system restore is full. What I'm trying to do is make a system restore point of my PC's ...
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Default Recovery Partition lenovo

I've got lenovo g5045 laptop.... On default It has 2 visible partitions 1.Windows 8 OS (C:) 2.lenovo (D:) And invisible recovery partition, efi , oem The C drive is Huge, it was about 800 GB. ...
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Win 7 says it cannot create a restore point in safe mode, but it isn't in safe mode

in7 64-bit, just had the repair shop put in a new disk (ssd is nice), reinstall windows, etc. Now I want to create a restore point. Windows says it cannot create a restore point in safe mode. I've ...
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Want to get rid of KB3004394 but used up all my restore points?

This question is related to my earlier question : crypt32.dll is broken for Virtualbox since patch Tuesday 9-Dec-2014? . I need to restore back to a point before KB3004394 but that point is no longer ...
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How to find deleted files when system restore is too “recent” to allow this?

I am using Windows 7, I am trying to find old files deleted roughly one year ago. I have tried to restore the folders they were in, but can not go farther back than October this year. My oldest system ...
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Restore files overwritten from image restoration?

So I had a problem with my Windows 7 install and decided to restore a month old image to fix it since nothing else was working. I was able to access the hard drive so I backed up my main folder and ...
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how to system restore windows 7 with clean boot

I want to restore a computer running windows 7. My goal swipe it clean and then re-install windows 7 with the same product key. To do I understand that I need to create a recovery drive (on USB ...
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Asus Eee PC taking too long during system repair.

my Asus Eee PC was dropped on the cement floor and completely stopped responding. Tried reseated the battery and the last few days when it starts Windows 7 goes into a startup repair where it is ...
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HP pavillion DV7-3065DX Cannot boot

I did a system restore and the computer powered out during the restore. The computer will turn on but windows keeps trying to start and stops and then tries again and again and again, but no go. ...
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Windows 8.1 Factory Reset w/ Upgraded SSD and OS on that new SSD [closed]

Why I am doing this: I download the wrong graphics card driver update and now my graphics card has gone haywire. After trying several things with NVIDIA, including installing the right driver, and ...
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Windows 8.1 Factory Reset w/ BitLocker Encryption

Why I am doing this: I recently downloaded the wrong graphics card driver update and my graphics card has gone haywire. After trying a bunch of things NVIDIA had me do, including to install the right ...
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Tricky System Recovery Point Scenario

Alright, I'll get right to it. How do you create an active system recovery point in windows 8.1 on 1 hard drive covering 2 hard drives in a computer? Basically I want my 1TB HDD continuously doing ...
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Can't access BIOS setup. Erased all data on hard drive

I was trying to do a factory reset on my HP Compaq laptop, but at the end of the process, it says it is incomplete, and it seems like the hard drive got completely erased. I can't even access the BIOS ...
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Windows 8 image creation

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/29239-windows-8-1-how-to-create-a-system-image If I was to create a system image using this method above, will the external hard drive I save it to be completely wiped and ...
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PC does start but cannot boot from USB/CD

Today I got the problem that the password on one of my PCs doesn't work anymore. I know it's the correct one but the system doesn't accept it. So I thought I'll restore a backup. Now I have to boot ...
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How To Re-install FreeLoader For Restored ReactOS Installation?

With Windows if you want to backup and restore (or deploy) you use the deployment tools to create a .wim image of the operating system, then write the image to the desired computer's drive, and then ...
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some programs not working after system restore

so after I did windows updates after a long time (it's for a good reason that I am not updating!) the notebook (Windows 8) failed to start correctly. After the windows loading screen, only different ...
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Could installing backup system image on 2nd HD cause problems?

HARDWARE I have 3 hard drives installed in my computer: C:/ System 60GB SSD E:/ Media 500GB HHD Z:/ Newly Formatted 240GB SSD (no data) FAILURE I was experiencing what I thought was a harddrive ...
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Restoring WoW6432Node

I feel real stupid about this one. Before I go any further I would like to state that I have a registry backup I created two hours prior to this and I should have system restore checkpoints all over ...
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Factory Reset Asus

I have an ASUS All-in-one PC (not sure what model) and I'm trying to perform a Factory Restore but nothing is working yet. I have tried pressing F8, all I had access to was "Restore from an earlier ...
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How can I tell System Restore in WIndows 7 recovery console to use my recovered backup drive's restore point data?

My Windows 7 desktop PC failed to boot. It would get to a grayish screen with a mouse and would only respond to the power button. After much examination I found that the problem was not a failed drive ...
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Where does Windows create a system image to?

This may sound stupid, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. If I create a system image in Windows 7 using the control panel tool, and I tell it to create the image in my external HDD, where in the HDD ...
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name change will not allow lap top to reboot

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. I renamed the full computer name and username (both are the same), required to restart, when I restarted I get an error "incorrect Disk, remove and try again". same error ...
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Edit already existing Scheduled Task through GPO

I have been searching for a while but not getting much out of my trusty friend Google at the moment, so wondering if someone else out there might be able to share some wisdom. By default, Windows has ...
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Restore windows 7 using system image

I made a system image only to the C drive, when I choose a recovery using system image from the repair your computer option on boot, will it format the entire hard disk or only the C drive ?
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Why do System Restore points vary in size so much on Windows XP?

I've just been looking on my Win XP system with TreeSize Free and find that in System Volume Information I have 18 Restore Points taking up around 12.2 GB of disk space in total. I also find that the ...
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There is no system image on this computer?

So I am trying to reformat my hard drive with a system image disk. I use the options on the Recovery's advanced options. I have 2 DVD-RW's with the system image. Two because one DVD wasn't big enough. ...
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“Create a restore point” on specific drive - Windows 8.1 Pro x64

I go to Charms(Windows key), type "Create a Restore Point" and then "Configure..." physically different drives (SSDs, HDDs) to "Turn on System Protection". I have a 2 TB HDD which I bought ...
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System Image for Windows 8.1 Won't Restore

I have a problem restoring Windows 8.1 using a system image. I've re-installed Windows after accidentally wiping my partitions. Fortunately, I had a backup, but I haven't been able to get that ...
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Restoring Windows 8.1 is blocked by UEFI

I accidentally wiped my Windows partitions while installing Ubuntu, but fortunately, I did a complete backup before trying to install it. The laptop is a Yoga 2 Pro, if that helps at all. The ...
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Windows 8 system restore failing?

It appears that I cannot use Windows 8's system restore. The error I get has something to do with "Appxstaging", which I believe relates to Windows Apps. Now I remembered that I disabled User Access ...
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Turn off system restore via the command line in Windows 7

I'm trying to turn off system restore via the command line. This is the command I'm using: Reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore" /V DisableSR /t ...
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Prevent Security Essentials from creating a system restore point before definition update?

It is really annoying (and baffling) that Security Essentials always creates a system restore point before updating its definitions. There is no good reason to do this and creating a 2GB restore point ...
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How to create bootable USB stick with GRUB with data partition, Win rescue disk and System Rescue CD

This is my motivation: I have a USB stick I always carry with me. And there are always problems with computers not booting. So I want to make the drive a little more useful. It has to: Contain a ...
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Does the Lenovo recovery partition include the product key?

My SSD stopped working on my Thinkpad X220. I made a recovery USB from the recovery partition that was included with the laptop, but I don't have a Windows 7 system repair disc. I installed a new ...
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Why did System Restore wipe out a complete desktop, and a lot of files on the primary partition?

The PC was running unusually slow so I thought I'd restore it to a few days back and see what happens. I put up system restore point to 2 days ago, that's 11th of May. And when I loaded Windows again ...
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Flickering black screen after kb2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update 1) - no OS access - no safe mode - can't system restore

I can't believe I'm going through this again. I recently updated my windows 8.1 with kb2919355 and my PC doesn't boot anymore. I'm getting a black flickering logon screen where it's impossible to ...
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What to do after system restore does not work?

Sometimes after a windows update I get a blue SOD on start-up, and normally resolve this by going into safe mode, system restore, check problem with update / reinstall all fine. On this occasion I ...
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Backup computers boot information/files under Linux

Basically the same question as the unanswered one of How to backup the boot information of a PC's Hard Disk?, but from a different angle because that one was seeking Windows based solution ...
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Will restoring in Windows 8.1 also reset my account information?

After being forced to create a Microsoft account in order to log in to Metro-Skype, my Windows 8.1 local account was converted (linked) to the Microsoft.com account (which is now corrupted, possibly ...
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Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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Windows 8 System restore failed (0x80042415)

I've recently backed up my system by creating a system image from Windows 7 File Recovery. Then before restoring it by booting from the installation disk, first I deleted the C drive and recreated it ...
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Exclude files or folders from System Restore

How can I exclude folders, files, or certain extensions from being backed up in System Protection's Restore Points and deleted or reverted by System Restore? I know that My Documents folder wasn't ...