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Questions tagged [system-restore]

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

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Comparison Tool for Windows 10 File History? [closed]

Is there a tool for Windows 10 to compare a folder at a point in time in File History to the current folder? I had something strange happen where a file I was working on seemed to revert back to a ...
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Scan a Restore Point for affected programs with PowerShell

Using the System Restore GUI, it is possible to select a Restore Point and click on the button "Scan for affected programs". This returns two lists: - Programs and drivers that will be deleted - ...
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Windows 10 Backup and Restore Problems

My quick question is if I create a Windows system image on a Dynamic Disk (Microsoft recommends against it, but it's my only option right now) and then move the backup files to a network share, will I ...
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Does the restoration of system affect previous versions of files/folders

I have a small dilemma: let's assume that I have a folder which last previous version is dated 27th January and my last system restoration point had been created before the day, let's say 25th January....
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Can't reset Windows 10 to factory state- am currently dual booting Linux Mint

I currently have Windows 10 and Linux Mint dual booting on my computer. My Windows 10 partition has been acting up for years and I wanted to do a factory reset. I have had a variety of issues doing ...
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System Restore & Folder Audits/Effective Access

I have a file server that I share, write and modify important files with other people. Recently I was making changes to one of the Auditing and the effective access and made a big mistake which caused ...
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System restore will wipe other partitions

I will restore my Windows 10 with "restore pc" tool, "erase all data" option. So my question is: Other partitions in my hard drive will be clean too? I want to keep files in them.
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Does Restore affect both Network shares & Advanced Shares?

So I’ve just turned on Advanced sharing (under properties -> sharing) when I performed the restore recently ( via holding the shift button, rebooting pc while holding shift) I restored it to a ...
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Downgrade Windows 10 from recovery partition

I have an Acer laptop with an OEM Windows 8.1 originally installed on it. After upgrading to Windows 10 I would need to do a factory reset. If I go to Disk Management, the recovery partition seems to ...
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Refresh Azure VM with a new Linux OS

I created several VMs in Azure classic cloud service several years ago, and would like to retain them (size setting, DNS names, etc). But it looks impossible to me, as the old portal doesn't even ...
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System image to restore windows 7 on new 2 in 1 laptop.

Recently, my old lenovo L440, running windows 7 64bit had some damage to the motherboard leading to a replacement computer. I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 730 2 in 1 with the i7 8550U processor which runs ...
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Is It Possible to Get the Windows 7 OS Back?

I accidentally wiped the Windows 7 OS while trying to make a persistent USB for Linux Mint. I still have a full image of Windows 7 made by using Macrium, the problem is there is no Windows 7 on the ...
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Windows 10 doesn't accept my password during system recovery

I made a system image of my laptop. I want to restore my system to the state of that image. I followed the procedure described online on many places (i.e. advanced restart --> trouble shoot --> ...
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Get a Windows machine to boot again after GRUB broken, Linux and Ext4 partitions erased

The Grub2 files on a single drive Lenovo dual boot laptop have been erased, along with everything else in the Ext4 partition, when the user resized the Ext4 partition to make more space for Windows 10 ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T540p recovery from sd card?

I have a Thinkpad T540p which has to be restored to factory status. I have tried to invoke the recovery program by pussing F11 a lot during booting when the Thinkpad logo is shown. But all I get is ...
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I deleted the whole HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

I accidentally deleted the whole HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software, my computer is now unable to boot. I have tried system recovery, startup fix, previous good condition and safe mode is not working. How to ...
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Computer keeps restarting in the welcome screen in an infinite loop on windows 10

I went to reset my network because of internet issues I had, and it told me if I remember correctly that the computer would be restarted in about 5 minutes. I had no patience and so I've restarted it ...
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SSD not showing in macrium rescue restore proccess

I made an image of my 256gb windows 10 drive using macrium reflect 7 free edition and stored it on my external HDD . I also made a resuce bootable usb and tried to restore the backed up image , ...
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An unspecified error occurred during System Restore. (0x8007005)

I tried to restore my Windows 10 Computer to a checkpoint but it failed. The event log has the following Event ID 8210 An unspecified error occurred during System Restore: (Scheduled Checkpoint). ...
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Is it possible to restore Windows 10 to an earlier restore point and back to current?

I have some issues with an application which was running a few days/weeks (not more than 4 weeks) ago. As I am not able to get it back to run, I would like to restore my system to a point where the ...
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How to make system restore point that will not be deleted after newer points created?

I use Windows 8.1 System restore deletes old point when creates a new one. I want to manually create a new point that will not be deleted after the creation of newer points. How to do that?
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WIndows-10 System Image Restoring Failed (cancelled then unrecognized)

I have Windows10 backup set to do weekly full images (not files) of the C: drive. From the backup & restore center, everything looks fine. The images are held on an auxiliary hard drive ...
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Why is my system image of win7 only 25G if C: has 60G of data?

maybe it's a basic question but I was surprised by this. My partition C: says it has 60GB of used space, but the windows image folder is only 25GB. Is windows keeping only relevant information, and ...
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Windows system restoration for system reset

I got some questions about Windows System Restore. Currently I'm working on an automated software testing system which consists of multiple test machines that I want to deploy our application to. ...
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Change the drive for system restore points? [duplicate]

I want to move my C: System Restore Points to my archive HDD D: (which is 8TB big). Any way I can do that? I don't want these system restore points on my 250gb SSD.
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Why are Custom Restore Point Descriptions Inconsistent?

I have encountered something that I can't explain and I was hoping that someone is aware of this and knows either what is causing it or how it can be mitigated. Background I have a script that is ...
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Can't use my windows profile: “We can't sign in to your account”

When I tried to use my computer today while turning it on it showed me (only) the we can't sign error, which is one of the two errros presented in my picture. I tried a few things but none worked. I ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard stop working during system restoration

I'm trying to entirely wipe my PC using a Win7 installation disc and whenever I'm prompted to restart my PC to start the restore process my keyboard and mouse both die. I've tried just having my mouse ...
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Windows 10 Bluetooth device won't connect after windows reset

So, after two years with a single windows installation it began to give me some troubles, so I thought it might be time to reset is back clean install. On this installation I had my Sony WH-1000MX2 ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore from External HDD

I have a Dell Optiplex 760 with 160Gb HDD. It runs Windows 7, 32-bit on 50Gb primary partition of the HDD and the rest 100 Gb is used as an extended partition. I want to make a backup of Windows (...
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Efficient off-site Windows system image backup

I want to create efficient offsite System image-based backups of a Windows machine over a slow WAN connection (6 Mbit Upload) on regular basis (e.g. once a week). The Image is 71GB with no ...
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Can windows create itself from 300MB?

While experimenting in my struggle with "Windows cannot find a system image", an unbelievable encounter happened: In Windows 8.1 Recovery Environment (WinRE), with only the <300MB in recovery ...
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cmd closes immediately after I (say) accidentally deleted sysWow64 folder

I had viruses on my system. So I deleted them by AV. One persisted though. The AV asked to Resolve it so I just went into Windows/SysWow64 It had a folder and inside folder an exe. Both had some ...
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Recover Mac Mini

I was given a Mac Mini. It uses only 110 VAC power & has a CD/DVD drive. Don't see a model number. It boots up, but the previous owner's ID and password requirement render it useless. I am using a ...
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Will an OS boot if I simply backup and restore all its files

Can I backup and restore an OS simply by copying and restoring all its files, file by file, rather than copying and restoring the disk partition, byte by byte? Consider: If I have a booting OS on a ...
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Win7 fails to boot. System Restore can't help (“Unknown bugcheck”). Please help me

A few days ago my windows 7 wouldn't complete boot. I got a blue screen, which said something like "a vital execution thread suddenly stopped." Then windows ran System Restore, but it ended by saying ...
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Windows recovery cannot find system drive

I used to have a dual boot with Windows on one drive and Ubuntu in another. Then I don’t know what I did but I cannot restore windows to factory settings using the USB recovery media. So this is what ...
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Restoring Windows 10 Image on Original hardware with Retail licensing

I bought a 'mini-PC' with Windows 10 Pro(which I can link if necessary) and I want to be able to do 'clean reinstalls' if something gets mucked up. I pulled the licenses for Windows and Office for ...
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Cannot go back to previous version of windows

I'm currently facing the issue that I can't restore the my previous installation of Windows. I did the following things: Try to "repair-install" Windows on top of Windows using the Media Creation ...
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Not able to go back from Win10 1709 to 1511 because of Administrator User Account

I have a client which was on Windows 10 Pro version 1511. The computer was updated to Windows 10 Pro version 1709 without our approval and some functions (assigned access in particular) don't work ...
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can't recover windows after windows 8 to 10 upgrade

I seem to not be able to recover my pc to its original win 8 condition (or win 10) after a win 10 upgrade then a win 10 recovery when trying to put it back to win 8. The recovery didn't finish and ...
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Fixing corrupted .ibd file (MySQL table) with Windows Restore

I'm looking after a call centre (center for American fellows :) ). We recently installed VoIP based telephone system. One of many components of the new system is a logging software. The software ...
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Windows 10 on Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop

The diplay on my laptop suddenly reduced in size, with a 2cm margin either side. Then, it suddenly filled the whole screen again, however, the image is stretched and distorted. This distortion is in ...
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Windows Recovery ISO image

My windows 10 installation has broken and won't get past boot sequence. I want to try and do a system restore. I could download the ISO from microsoft and load onto a usb but I don't have a usb drive ...
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Reset Windows 10 to factory state without creating new user

I bought a Dell laptop that I find to slow. I wanted to clean it and return it so I proceeded with the factory reset option. My aim was to remove user account, language packs and return the laptop in ...
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Exclude some files from Windows system restore

In my Win7 machine have a local MYSQL database with all its data file under c:\mysqldata If I try a system restore this restores all database files to restore date like a huge rollback. How can I ...
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Shadow Copy With Storage Spaces?

I converted 2 of my drives to be a mirrored storage space on windows 10. I am using ReFS. This drive is d drive. When I create a restore point the dialog that comes up does not have d drive in it. ...
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Restore Previous Version not working

Its been around 7 months since I reinstalled the fresh version of Windows 7 on my PC, but the restore previous version is not appearing anywhere: neither on folder nor on any file. whats the Fix?
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If a system restore restores the registry to how it was before, then how come a trial version of a program does not reset?

I do the following in the given order: Create a system restore point. There is a note of what the registry looks like Download a program which has a trial of X days When that trial runs out, use ...
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WIndows System Image Restoring failed 0x800703ED

I have done system image succefully. The system image consist of 2 partition C (NTFS) which one is system Windows 10 and the small one for booting (500 mb, normally this one is not visible from ...