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

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When did System Restore stop affecting Windows Updates?

Recently, I allowed Windows Update to install what it said were important updates. Immediately after the update, programs that were working fine just before the update were no longer working, ...
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Wrong password after using registry backup [duplicate]

So before dealing with some software to repair my registry, I created a backup to it (simply by exporting the existing one), as I should have, and couple of days later, I decided to use my registry ...
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can't restore windows 7 to a hard drive even tho the computer can find the hdd

So in Windows 7 / System Recovery Options I click on System Image Recovery. The image is loaded from a DVD (last disc of the DVD per the instructions) and I can see the HDD when I click on the ...
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Is there a reliable system restore tool for Linux (Mint)? [closed]

Yesterday I plugged my linux working laptop to the docking station and decided to crash completely. Without going into the details of the damage and the whole recovery process -- which did not take ...
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Is it possible to restore windows 10 from empty hard drive if plenty of system restore points saved? [duplicate]

Apparently my hard drive was wiped so I lost everything. I don't know if this is possible, but would the system restore points I had saved be in some other partition that I would be able to boot into? ...
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Recover Data from a Restore from a Backup?

Recently, the computer was not working, and thus the computer had to be restored to a backup from a month ago. The restore worked perfectly, except for one problem: since I had done all my work on it, ...
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How do I tell Windows that my manual restore point shall never be deleted?

I am using a Windows 7 pc as a test machine. I install our software on it, do some tests and uninstall. Install again etc. When I am done with the testing I need to reset the pc to the exact same ...
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Windows 10 restore points how do I make and use restore points properly?

If I am about to make changes that might crash my whole operating system, would it be wise to create a Windows 10 restore point, and how would I do this to ensure that the restoration will complete ...
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Windows 10 installation/restore stuck

My niece got a computer for Christmas (new HP, not sure of specs outside of i5 processor per sticker), and promptly got a virus. She tried to run through the system restore process, but the ...
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Files Explorer problems in Windows 10

First time I installed (upgrading) Windows 10, I had lots of problems. Then, I tried to install several times and this one is the 6th or 7th, I think. Some of them disappeared, but there's still a ...
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Restoring Windows 7 image backup in Windows 10 installed laptop

I upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but after upgrading and using it for 2 months I decided to come back to Windows 7. I made a system image of Windows 7 before upgrading. My problem ...
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What happens with no ext. Shadow Copy files after some time?

What happens with Windows Shadow Copy files with no extension after some time ? I have this Chrome database file which I see in the oldest shadow copy point on November 25th, now it's December 18th, ...
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nsis Installer/setup script to set a full system restore point

I have an appliance running windows 7. I'm trying to run an NSIS upgrade script that brings the system from a freshly installed OS up to a fully functioning unit, and I would like to then set a ...
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Can't do System Restore (failed to extract the file, 0x80070301)

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system and settings were not changed. Details: System restore failed to extract the file (C:\Windows\Installer) from the restore ...
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Windows 7 computer won't boot and recovery doesn't work

My Dell Inspiron computer doesn't boot to Windows 7, and when I try system recovery to restore it to previous points it still doesn't work. I tried F12 and performed a total check in which only my ...
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programs removed due to a System restore

After a system restore has occurred, is it possible to get: a list of programs that have been permanently removed; a list of programs that will no longer function due to the change?
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How to use Windows system image to restore ONLY one partition (the one imaged)

Here's my hard disk layout: One ~200MB HDD: 4 Partitions EFI (200MB) OS X 10.11 (74GB) Windows 7 (98GB) Backup (23GB) I'm trying to use a Windows 7 system image, which I have on my /dev/disk0s4 ...
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What backup utilites can i use for Debian to backup apps and their configurations

I usually mess with my OS alot, so i always screw up something and that makes my OS unusable. Everytime i do something wrong i reinstall the OS along with all the software I previously had. I'm ...
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Windows 7 update failed, can't boot, can't restore

System is a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 laptop, i5 proc 16 GB RAM 256GB SSD, 500GB HDD, nVidia 5400 gpu, set up to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux since I got it back in fall 2012 or so. Everything ...
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Why the “create restore point” script work differently on Windows 7 and on Windows 10/8.1

From a how-to-geek article, I get a script like this: strDesc = "Restore Point by script" Set oArgs = WScript.Arguments If oArgs.Count > 0 Then strDesc = oArgs(0) WScript.Echo "Creating Restore ...
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Can you use system restore entirely from the command line?

How do you use system restore using just the command line? I tried the Microsoft website however I only saw how to open the application from the command line. How do you restore your Windows PC from ...
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Restore snapshot after linux crash

situation: My linux does not work anymore after a particular event How I can prevent such things? I mean if I somehow will create linux snapshots every week, how I can do this? and how to roll up ...
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Can I restore files without creating File History for the first time

I had a system crash which required me to restore my PC from an earlier image and now I am trying to restore my files using Windows 8.1 File History. Now here is the catch. When I took this system ...
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How to replace OS drive with an SSD on a laptop [duplicate]

I have an laptop that is ~ 4 years old. It has 2 hard drives - one is used for the OS and the other for data. I'd like to upgrade the OS drive with an SSD to make it run faster, but i was wondering ...
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Move a valid Windows 8.1 license to a valid Windows 7 machine?

I have two computers. One is an older computer has been running Windows 7 Home with Media Center for years. But now there are issues with Media Center on that computer. Also, this computer no ...
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Repair not booting Windows tablet?

I have a Windows 10 tablet. The system broke, so I tried to use system reset buit-in Windows. After a few minutes it showed me error saying the OS could not be restored. After contacting the ...
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Can I create an image of the system repair disk in Windows 7

I am running windows 7 in my desktop pc but unfortunately my DVD writer has stopped working. So my question is : can I somehow create an image of the system restore disk so that I will be able to burn ...
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Make Windows bootable after copying from one partition to another

I have recovered Windows7 from rescue DVD, that came together with my laptop. The recovery re-partitions the SSD drive as to factory defaults, but I would like to change that. More exactly, after ...
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Gateway Windows XP Media Center boot restore not available

I was using a Gateway PC to install Ubuntu on a secondary hard drive. I'm still able to access the installed version of XP but the (I beleive it was f11) option for factory restore is now missing. ...
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Why are Windows 8 restore points vanishing?

I manually created a restore point in Windows 8.1. It was visible in the list of points to restore to. Later on, there are no restore points listed. There is plenty of disk space available and ...
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Does system restore restores security permissions?

I wanted to change the security permissions of some folder, but I targeted my root D drive instead. I cancelled half way, but still; the majority of the files is affected and I want to revert my ...
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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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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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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.