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

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Windows 10 stuck on restoring previous version

My computer has decided at random to restart and got caught in a loop, in a attempt to break the loop I told it to restore to previous build, now it is stuck, its been stuck for about 1 day and I cant ...
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Is there a Windows app to image an entire drive to flash onto a new drive? [closed]

I don't know if I am using the right terms which makes it harder to find the correct app but what I am looking for is an app that does these: Image the contents of an entire drive with the OS ...
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How can I restore a laptop that shipped with Windows 8 back to factory settings after erasing the main OS partition?

I have a brand new ASUS laptop that came with Windows 8. I am attempting to get rid of Windows 8 and install Windows 7 instead. (I have been able to disable secure boot, and boot from a CD.) I am ...
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Need help about system recovery

I have an HP laptop Windows 7 x64 500 GB HDD. Suddenly, its hard drive stopped responding. So, I had to purchase new one with a newly installed window. But, I had made a recovery in the old hard disk ...
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Restore to Windows Update

I have Windows 10, and I wish restore my machine to some point before when I got a virus. I never manually created a backup, but under Control Panel > Create a Restore Point > System Restore ...
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How to retrieve locked folder after system restore?

I locked a folder by Lock-A-Folder 2.0 and after few days performed system restore. The lock-a-folder software got uninstalled after system restore. I reinstalled it again but i can't find the locked ...
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System restore point inside a sustem restore point

i need to access to a system restore point that is inside a system restore point as i know this restore point has the files i need. Is there a way to copy/extract this restore point somehow? I've ...
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Windows 8.1 Applying System Image Backup Errors, UEFI , Computer Architecture, etc

The struggle has been real since trying to update to Windows 10. Summary leading up to where I'm at now: July 29th, download Win 10. July 30th, create system image backup of Win 8.1 (thinking this ...
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How to restore system when every .exe file opens with adobe [duplicate]

I just downloaded mkgmap from http://www.mkgmap.org.uk/download/mkgmap.html Nothing installed, so I followed the instructions in the readme file, which says to run this command: java -jar ...
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Incomplete Windows 10 clean install

I started a clean install of Windows 10 on my previously Windows 7 laptop, but my daughter turned off the computer while my back was turned. Now it is in a constant reboot cycle. Can I create a ...
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How to delete selected System Restore Point in Windows

I have occupied 25 gb space of c drive for system resore point. and system automatically created 5 restore point and delete privous resore points. but i want to keep very 1st resore point and last 4 i ...
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System image of 7 and 10 on the same external drive?

I have 7U and I have made a system image that I have stored on an external drive. I'm thinking about upgrading to 10, but if I do, I'll probably make a system image of that also and possibly switch ...
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Shrink partition in Server 2012R2 - how to circumvent unmovable System Restore files?

Background: I have a test machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on a single 500GB partition. I want to shrink this system partition and create another one. I followed Technet's Shrink a Basic ...
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Windows 8 desktop constant reloading, “thumbnail handler extraction host”

I have recently install the Nikon NEF codec and the Nikon nx d viewer on a Windows 8 laptop, after I restart Windows this happens: after i get into the desktop, it shows a full screen theme ...
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System Restore is growing beyond the set limit

I'm running Win 7 64 bit. I manually set the System Restore slider on my C drive to 6%. The drive is a 120GB SSD - so that's 111 GB Usable. Sys Restore correctly calculates that 6% to be 6.7GB. ...
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System Restore error 0x81000203

I recently realized that my System Restore isn't working. Whenever I open System Properties or "Create a restore point", it gives me an error message. What I've tried: According to Windows 8 ...
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Creating a restore point in Windows 10

So, since I've upgraded to Windows 10, my recovery drive can not save restore points. It used to work just fine before. I cant even press buttons in the recovery center. Here's what it looks like: ...
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Uninstalling VS2012 hangs on system restore point

I am trying to uninstall VS2012 on my dev VM and have tried the following so far: -Turned off Windows Defender completely -Disabled restore point creation in System Settings -Used the cmd prompt ...
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How to recover the Linux VM after accidentally deleting all root folders?

I have a CentOS Linux VM running in VirtualBox. I wrote a bash script to do some automated tasks. But I accidentally deleted all root folders because I put a line in the script rm -r $my_dir/* ...
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How to cause an automatic system restore by Windows 7?

I want to cause a System Restore by Windows 7 during the next boot, how can i do? I may corrupt/delete a system file, but which one?
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Win Vista Sysprep error 50 in recovery command prompt

I am dealing with a desktop with hardware failed due to a mainboard issue. Replacement mainboards also have the same, known problem; so, I installed a new model mainboard and CPU. Of course, Vista ...
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Can I make a system restore point by date?

Can I make System restore point before a particular date? For example, I want restore my PC by two months before. if it can how to do it? PC specs: Win 7 64bit SP-1
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Does system restore delete videos downloaded?

Does system restore delete my YouTube videos downloaded? I am thinking to make a system restore. I am not familiar to system restore.
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Why does WinDirStat report less space used than Windows does?

I have an SSD with ~125GB formatted, and it claims ~99GB are consumed. It has been rapidly consuming storage space for weeks. I have found many instances of unexplained SSD consumption online, none of ...
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Failed to enumerate objects in container. Access is denied for System Volume Information folder

I'm trying to give the administrators group full permissions so I can enable creating restore points on Windows 8. Also when I turn the Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider on Automatic and make ...
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Will creating a restore point save my Ruby installation

I am running Ruby and Rails on a Win 8.1 PC, and want to know whether creating a Restore Point via System Properties will allow me to go back to my original Ruby version if I was to install a newer ...
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System Restore error 0xc0000225 due to Anti Virus Update 0x80070005

Really need some advice, as I don't know what to do now! I was using my computer as normal and had an Avast Anti Virus message pop up along the lines of, "Avast update restart computer?" I clicked on ...
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Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?

I have Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition and would like to use Windows System Restore. But, I can't find it. Trying to start it using the Windows Run command restore didn't work. I can't find it ...
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Windows Recovery Creator cannot see my USB drive

I am trying to create a Windows recovery drive on a USB key using Windows Recovery Creator in Windows 8.1 (64-bit). The computer is a Dell XPS 8700. When I run Windows Recovery Creator I uncheck the ...
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Removing or overriding Windows 7 system image in windows 8

Before upgrading my PC to Windows 8.1, I did a standard Windows 7 backup to a 1TB hard drive. Now that I am in Windows 8.1, I would like to create a new System Image Backup, however I don't think the ...
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How do I force Windows 8.1 to use files from a “System image Backup”?

I can not find a way to force Windows 8.1 to use my "System image Backup". the "System image Backup" was created via "win8.1 settings", "Search", "File History" which opens the "File History" window ...
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“An internal error occurred in a remote procedure call (RPC)” whenever I try to run an .exe file (and System Restore isn't working anymore)

I'm a bit inexperienced, and I'm having a bit of a problem. I keep getting the error message "An internal error occurred in a remote procedure call (RPC)" when attempting to run certain programs. This ...
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System Volume Information folder is empty

System Volume Information folder is empty. It is not hidden. I am using Windows XP Pro. While cleaning some viruses it cleared the SVI folder. How to get the _RESTORE folders back? I am desperate. I ...
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Restore to factory settings in Windows 7 with dual-booted Ubuntu

My laptop unit (Acer Aspire E 14) just came back to me days ago after undergoing a warranty service due to some malfunctions in its motherboard. The problem is, since the day I got it back, both OS ...
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Can win8.1 system image backup files be relocated to USB drive?

As per http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore, I tried twice to backup my win8.1 to my USB 3.0 WD Ultra My Passport 1TB Drive; both times the backup failed. For ...
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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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How can I achieve “Git”-like update management for Linux?

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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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. ...