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

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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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Windows 7 Turn off System Restore Via Command Line

Im trying to turn off System restore via the command line. This is the command im 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 ...
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How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)

Whenever I assemble and configure a Linux PC for someone, I always run into the problem of what happens if they want to restore their system back to the way it was when they got it. Either they ...
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Cannot Create Restore Point--says “Insufficient Space”?

For years (really), I've been getting this attached screenshot) message when I try to create a restore point (Windows 7). I have PLENTY of space. Because of this error, I haven't been able to make a ...
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Will restoring system image delete other partitions?

Earlier this year I created a system recovery image for C partition.My HDD is 1TB and divided into 4 partitions. I want to restore my C:\ using that image. Will the restore process delete the 3 other ...
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Does system restore remove Windows updates?

If I make a system restore, it removes programs that I installed recently. But will it do the same for recent updates, or are they permanent?
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How to prevent windows from deleting specific old custom restore points

Windows automatically deletes old restore points. How do I prevent windows from deleting some particular custom restore points. Here is a similar question, which talks about talking the backup of ...
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Windows system drive images potentially dangerous to cloud data?

It seems that Microsoft recommends to not move the C:\Users directory off the system partition (e.g. using junction points)1 at least as of Windows 8.1. At the same time however most cloud services ...
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Move Windows XP to a new disk - only moving system installation and nothing else from the partition

Part of my problem is pretty common: I bought new HDD for my computer (notebook) and now want to move Windows XP system to the new disk. My specific problem is that the system on the old disk doesn't ...
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System Restore only showing one restore point per day

Win 7 Home Premium, 64bit My system is creating restore points just fine and I have plenty of space allocated for them. However, System Restore is not showing all the restore points that were created ...
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Drive letters swapped after system restore (C: → D:)

I’ve been having problems with my Gateway desktop recently. I decided to do a system restore (in safe-mode), and the next thing I knew, the drive letter had been changed from C: to D:. I can’t do ...
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Can't login to Windows 7 Home Premium even from safe mode and from the command prompt

I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my computer. Previously there was no problem. I have a new computer that I bought less than a year ago. I used it as usual, but when I opened it again the next ...
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System Restore is not creating restore points

On my Windows 8.1 system, System Restore is not automatically creating restore points when programs are installed or uninstalled or at specified intervals. I have enough free space on the disk. What ...
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Cannot create a system restore point (0x80070005 Access Denied) Windows 7 x64 SP1

When creating a System Restore point manually, I get a nondescript error message: The restore point could not be created for the following reason: Access is denied. (0x80070005) I've been ...
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How to recover files deleted by System Restore

My buddy has done a System Restore to recover his laptop. This System Restore deleted a whole bunch of Javascript files in his My Documents folder belonging to a project he was working on. They were ...
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Unexplained changes to classic look in Windows 7 Professional

At work, there's an Acer Veriton desktop running Windows 7 32-bit Professional on 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD with an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor. Last Saturday, after a reboot the network and audio ...
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Clonezilla complaints that the disk is too small by 3 sectors

I made an image of my whole drive last night now I need to restore it back. However CZ complaints that the drive is too small by a crazy tiny margin Destination disk is too small! Destination disk ...
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How do you do a System Restore in Windows 7?

How can I restore my Windows 7, as it is creating too many issues for me now? I can do the task for the Windows XP, but I do not know how to do this in Windows 7.
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Creating Windows 8.1 system image error [duplicate]

I'm experiencing "not enough space" error when trying to create system image to a USB hard drive: Detailed error: ERROR - A Volume Shadow Copy Service operation error has occurred: ...
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Missing videos and word files after system restore

After doing a system restore (Windows 7, HP), the video, word and other docs are missing. Only applications, shortcuts, and empty folders are showing. How can I recover these files?
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how to restore my system to factory settings

I have sony vaio with default win 7 and a recovery partition. I have installed ubuntu in other partition. How do I recover the system to factory settings now. The default alt+f10 is not working ...
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How can I create a System Repair Disc, System Image of my current system for Windows Vista Home Basic (OEM)?

I only have the Recovery Disk, that if used, brings back my laptop to its factory default, it just re-install Vista to the factory default. When I bought this few years ago, Windows Vista is already ...
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Unable to start Windows explorer = The procedure entry point memcpy_s could not be located in the dynamic library msvcrt.dll

I keep getting the error Explorer.exe - Entry point not found The procedure entry point memcpy_s could not be located in the dynamic library msvcrt.dll Whenever I log-in to Windows XP. ...
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Issue with system restore point on windows8

I'm developing one software and found a problem connected with system restore points. The problem occurred on machine which runs windows-8. But I think it is not connected with OS but connected with ...
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Move existing Windows 7 installation to new computer?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation on my current PC, and I want to move it to a new PC .. I do NOT have a problem with licensing, as the new system already has its own new Windows 7 license, which ...
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Restore windows 7 without “system repair disk” [duplicate]

I have a blank hard drive. I also have a Windows 7 system image backed up on an external hard drive. I don't have a system repair disk (SRD) and also don't have Windows 7 disk. I only have the ...
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How to unlock a Hard Drive and Refresh PC

I have Windows 8, and none of the metro UI apps were working, so I downloaded a registry fix from Microsoft. I ran it, and during that time I ran Windows Update. I restarted the PC, and after the boot ...
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System Restore Error Windows 7

I am having a problem with System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I can make restore points easily, but if I try to go back to one, I get this: System Restore did not complete successfully. ...
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Restoring a Windows 8 image on a Windows 7 machine

I have an SSD notebook that I had upgraded to Windows 8 and I have saved a system image. The SSD had a problem and was repaired under warranty but in the process they restored a Windows 7 OS. Is ...
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Windows Image Backup from External Hard Drive

I've created a system image on an external hard drive and I was hoping to restore from it. Problem is all the tutorials I've seen only explain how to restore from a CD/DVD, for example ...
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right way to use the SFC options /offbootdir and /offwindir. Why they do not work as expected

Several times i try to repair w8pro using sfc /scannow in various manners in elevated cmd or from usb recovery console with different additional options, i always get stuck with unable to repair ...
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Restore only some volumes from a multiOS system image

I have two Windows installations on different drives. System Restore won't let me make a system image of only the one I use most (Win7), I had to make a system image for both drives. I recently had ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Restore: How to untar 'full backup archive' and remove any changes later on?

Linux newbie here. I got a fresh template of Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my VPS and made a full system backup using TAR: sudo tar -cvpjf backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/backup.tar.bz2 --exclude=/dev/* ...
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When selecting a System Restore point, do the entries correspond to the state before or after the event?

I'd like to roll back a recent system change I made (tip: ALWAYS back up the relevant branch before making a registry change, even if it seems trivial), and I'm reviewing my system restores to select ...
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user deletion and re-addition causing issues

On a windows server 2003 system I accidentally deleted a user account and immediately re-added it. Now on her local machine the profile is being ?corrupted? [and creating a temporary profile] running ...
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Restore overwritten PATH variable

I installed a program that cleared my %PATH% (probably this NSIS bug). I don't want to run System Restore because of other changes I made that I suspect will be reverted (for example, my backup ...
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Fedora 19: system snapshot

Today I've made an update for my Fedora 18 and get 19th version. On previous versions I had troubles with nvidia drivers (I have a laptop). Neither nvidia drivers from package nor from nvidia site ...
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Unable to restore to system to earlier date due to: C:\$Extend\$RmMetada\$Txf

How do I remove C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\Txf so that I can perform system restore, associated with error 0x80070005?
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Windows 7 safe mode screen default choice

I have a Windows 7 computer that, when shut down improperly, boots up to the screen that gives a choice between starting windows normally and doing a system restore (and it has the 30 second timer). ...