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

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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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How to uninstall NetBeans 7.1.2 after system restore in Windows XP ?

I did a system restore on my laptop running on Windows XP. After the system restore procedure, NetBeans 7.1.2 will not execute anymore. I uninstalled NetBeans, but the uninstall procedure could not ...
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Restore windows XP or boot in virtual environment

I would like to have some kind of setup where I install some thin OS and install Windows on top of that (via virtual machine), so that I can restore Windows at any point. Is that possible? If not ...
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bootmgr missing after restoring with sysresccd

I backed up my laptop months ago. Today i repartition the drive and used sysresccd with partimage to restore the HDD. I got a success msg after restoring however when booting i get a bootmgr missing ...
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Want to restore Windows 7 from Linux Ubuntu

I want to recover Windows 7 from Linux and I don't have the Windows 7 CD or any previous back up files. Please tell me if there is a way to recover Windows 7 from Linux because I do not want to boot ...
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Windows kiosk / restore functionality

I have a Windows 7 Professional machine used as a kiosk. However, I want to be able to use Microsoft's system restore to basically restore the machine after each reboot. I believe this will: Revert ...
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System restore always fails on Windows 8

I'm trying to run system restore to go back to a restore points from two weeks ago. I tried running it from windows and running it from the advanced tools repair menu that appears right after launch. ...
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Trying to restore a Mac OS X system from DMG file fails

I'm in a bit of a panic at the moment. My MacBOok was hanging and generally misbehaving so I decided it was time to do a clean install. I took 2 backups: Time Machine (happens anyway, but I ensured ...
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Is there a shell script that helps identify the non-system related files to backup?

Is there an application or script that will identify all of the distribution/system files? My ultimate goal is: I would like to automate backups to a secondary/alt sec Linux machine, but I would like ...
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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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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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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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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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Need to Restore my Dell Dimension 3000 Series to Factory Defaults

I must have an older Dell computer, because I can't seem to find a useful method of restoring the system to factory defaults. The CNTL+F11 doesn't work. The Control Panel, System, System Restore tab ...
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Windows 7 PC crashes / stops upon reboot

I have an Hewlett Packard (fairly basic) Windows 7 PC, that crashed (no blue screen, the screen simply went black with no response from any peripherals) and then once the machine is powered off and ...
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Windows 8 Black Screen of Death On Boot After Update (Mac Pro, Boot Camp). What are the recovery options?

After installing an update (well, after the system auto-updated itself one day upon rebooting), a windows logo followed by a black screen of death (with no cursor) greets me upon bootup. This BSOD is ...
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System Restore noes not show prevous restore points

The problem I'm having is that when I go to system restore, I do not have any restore points listed. Just the other day I created one and t was also 4 of them listed besides the one I created, now ...
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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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How to recursively restore older folder version in Windows 7?

While working on the computer (Windows 7 - HP Laptop), I tried to move a large folder and the system/operation froze. I tried to kill the process from the task manager, then restarted the computer. ...
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System Restore with a Dual Boot with Windows 7

I am dual booting W7 and W8. When I boot into W7 my restore points are deleted in W8. When W7 came out there was a registry hack for XP to preserve W7 restore points. Does something like that exist ...
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What are the benefits of enabling restore points on non-system drives?

I don't really understand what enabling System Restore for non-system drives does. I have it enabled on c:\, my system drive, and off for my other two drives. On d:\ some user folders like documents ...
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can I restore windows via ubuntu

I have a dual boot configuration with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. My Windows 7 installation won't load after some Windows updates, Startup repair will not work (startuprepairoffline), and System Restore ...
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Restore VHD image in a specific partition

I'm having a similar issue described in this post. I have a Windows 7 VHD image and want to restore it, but I cannot let Windows Restore format the whole HD and destroy other partitions. I don't want ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 - automatic repair loop :(

I know that this problem has been reported many times before, BUT so far there has not been a single solution. So yesterday, I switched off my pc from the main plug (windows 8 32bit pro), today when ...
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Windows 8 restore

I currently run Windows 7 on my laptop, but it is on the way out and need to purchase a new one. Can I purchase a Windows 8 machine and know that Carbonite will successfully do a full system restore ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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System Restore in Windows 8

Shouldn't the SystemRestore area in the Task Schedule have something listed in it? System protection is turned on. This is a Windows 8 system.
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Create Windows XP restore partition

I have a computer without CD Drive and use to install windows XP regularly as I am using for my cyber cafe. To make it easily install my window XP I would like to create a restore partition in my ...
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Restore partitions from another pc

I have 4 identical HP ProBook 4520s. They come with an HP recovery partition that resets the OS (Win 7 Professional) One of these is completely screwed up. I made with partimage copies of the ...
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an error while restoring windows 7 from a restore point

When I make a restore point and I come back to restore the windows 7, it gives this error: No restore point have been created on your computer system drives, to create a restore point open system ...
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System Does Not Boot From Various Bootable Recovery Disks

No matter what recovery system I have used, be it Acronis recovery disk or some other recovery disk that is intended for emergency system restoration, my system just stalls but still responds ...