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

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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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System Restore not working

Vista 32 bit. System Restore is creating restore points, but when I try to restore my system I get a message saying System Restore could not be completed and my system is returned to its ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 won'...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 image creation

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/29239-windows-8-1-how-to-create-a-system-image If I was to create a system image using this method above, will the external hard drive I save it to be completely wiped and ...
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How To Re-install FreeLoader For Restored ReactOS Installation?

With Windows if you want to backup and restore (or deploy) you use the deployment tools to create a .wim image of the operating system, then write the image to the desired computer's drive, and then ...
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Could installing backup system image on 2nd HD cause problems?

HARDWARE I have 3 hard drives installed in my computer: C:/ System 60GB SSD E:/ Media 500GB HHD Z:/ Newly Formatted 240GB SSD (no data) FAILURE I was experiencing what I thought was a harddrive ...
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name change will not allow lap top to reboot

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. I renamed the full computer name and username (both are the same), required to restart, when I restarted I get an error "incorrect Disk, remove and try again". same error ...
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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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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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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 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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Bootable repair tool for Windows, created on OSX/Linux

My friend has an unbootable Windows laptop, most likely a software issue, but in any case I need to run chkdsk and maybe some other diagnostic stuff or otherwise get access to the files. Safe mode isn'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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“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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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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Insert boot media and press a key

I have a Lenovo B540. When I turned it on, it gave me a "please insert boot media and press a key". I called Lenovo, they stated I needed the recovery discs, which I purchased. During installation ...