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

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Completely reset PC as a non-user [duplicate]

So... I received a donated laptop. Super awesome, but unfortunate because when I turn it on it says John Doe is still logged in. I can't get access to John Doe's password. Is there any way, without it,...
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System Restore unable to complete due to missing .dll file?

What had occured was that my friend was watching a video on Facebook through her Facebook wall, and suddenly the computer decided to restart. Then she got a screen saying: :( A problem has ...
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Windows stuck at windows startup

I just made a restore point with my Windows 7, the restore point date was yesterday. After getting that and shutting down and doing the restore point stuff, my computer restarts. But it gets stuck at ...
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Ways to gain Admin from Non-Admin account?

Okay so I'd like to install drivers for my tablet and other programs into my work laptop, I did find a solution here. But I have to get Startup Repair to fail, to repair my computer. Which It doesn't ...
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For the purpose of Windows 10 reset, what are considered apps? [duplicate]

Windows 10 has an option to do a PC reset that keeps your personal files, but uninstalls any apps and drivers you have installed. What are considered personal files and what are considered apps for ...
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Unable to create a system restore in Windows Vista

When I'm trying to create a system restore in Windows Vista, I get the below error. How can I solve this?
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Removing “System Volume Information” folder and “System Restore” completely

I disable System Restore on all drives yet it continues to force me to have a pointless System Volume Information folder set to hidden with 1 "Tracking" file inside. Can someone please explain how to ...
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How can I recover my files from my computer with corrupted hard disk drive?

My HP 250G3 computer can't boot and instead says: Boot Device Not Found Please install an operating system on your hard disk. Hard Disk (3F0) F2 System Diagnostics For more information, ...
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Migrate from Windows 7 single HDD system to new system with RAID 1

I have a Windows 7 system with a single drive. It is regularly backed up to a system image on a USB drive. I'm building a new system with two drives that are bigger than the old system's drive. I ...
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Will Reset of Windows 10 on Surface Pro 3 get back to 8.1 (original was Windows 8.1)

I have a need to reset Windows 10 on SP3. SP3 originally came with Windows 8.1 installed, but then was upgraded to Windows 10 via free windows upgrade when 10 was released. There are two options to ...
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Is there a way to find out what went wrong prior to a Windows Restore?

My Windows 10 desktop PC suddenly stopped booting to the Windows login screen and i had to restore it to a state from the previous day using Windows Restore. Now everything works fine again, but I'm ...
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Would the Windows 8 Pro OEM Recovery Disc for one Lenovo notebook work on another one?

Recently bought a Lenovo X1 Carbon (1st Gen), which has Windows 8 Pro OEM installed on it. I want to wipe the SSD and put Linux on it, but I'd like to know I can always restore the original Windows 8 ...
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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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No Windows 7 repair option after system upgrade

I upgraded my motherboard, CPU and RAM yesterday but my system won't boot anymore. I've got Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I expected to run into some sort of boot problems and created a bootable ...
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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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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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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 point....
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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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Lenovo T520 Windows 7 recovery gets stuck after inserting second recovery disk

I'm trying to reformat my Lenovo T520 laptop which has a Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. I have 4 disks that Lenovo sent me: Operating System Recovery Disk Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (1 of ...
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Windows corrupted

I execute sfc /scannow it tells me windows : Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. ...
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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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Windows 10 Automatic Repair FAIL (constant loop)

I upgraded my pc to Windows 10 few weeks ago and it was all good until today when without warning the pc decides to constantly display the blue screen with the error code IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED. I ...
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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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Windows 10 automatic repair loop not showing mouse [closed]

I upgraded my pc to windows 10 from windows 7. Everything is installed fine. I signed into the microsoft account and i set the pin. After that I rebooted pc and showed it me this: Your pc did not ...
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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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Windows 8 64 bit - Automatic Repair loop

This is not the first time I have face this problem. Last time when I stuck in this loop I just reinstall my computer. But right now I don't have the CD Win 8 or iso file so I find the solution from ...
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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 &...