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

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Unable to create system restore name in batch script

I can use the code to create a restore point but even though I assign a name to it, it does not show up but only stated as AUTOMATIC RESTORE POINT. Please advise how to rectify this. REM Create ...
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Windows 7 reinstall MS shadow copy provider (swprv) while missing it's registry, no restore points and regsvr32 commands is not a way

I have a specific problem with Win 7 (along with thousands other users). My Windows 64 bit Service Pack 1 restore system doesn't work, I can't create a restore point in Windows Defence (Error ...
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Do I have to initialize my new SSD before performing backup and partition?

I bought a new NVME SSD to use as my primary/boot drive. My old SSD is going to still be in my PC and be used as extra storage. I installed the NVME SSD into my PC. It doesn't show up in my file ...
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Can Windows Restore use a file image stored in a interntal hdd?

I'm trying to upgrade my main SDD to a bigger one. So I have to save an image and restore it. I created a system image in my secondary HDD. Then I created a restore CD (and also a restore pen drive). ...
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How to handle error message (0x80071ac5) when System Restore fails in Windows 10?

The following error message appears:-- "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed." "Details: System Restore failed while ...
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Save/backup Ubuntu server with users and state over SSH to image or similar

I have a remote Ubuntu server which I will install a small software stack on, set up one user, configure the firewall, and change a few systems setting on. After I have done that I would like to back ...
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Is making a restoration point on a new laptop a must-do thing?

According to this, I should do a restoration point of the system before any systems' and drivers' updates and app installation, so I can revert to this state later when needed. It even recommends ...
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Error 0x800706BA Restoring Windows Server 2012 from System Image

I've been running Windows Server 2012 in a VMware Fusion virtual machine for a few years now. The VM has the OS, apps, and user data on one virtual disk and automated system image backups on another ...
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Windows 10 System Image(for backup)

Actually I have been wanting to create a full system image as backup for my Windows 10 PC as it has started giving troubles to me. And I want full system image as backup as I don't want to reinstall ...
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Will restoring Windows 10 from restore image destroy Linux ext4 partitions?

Reinstalling various Linux systems I have affected the efi partition that was used by all systems of the same drive, including Windows. Restoring Windows from a restore point doesn't work but I have a ...
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windows failed to do system reset. all files lost

I tried to do a system reset on my windows 10 PC. I left it overnight since it said it had about 8 hours to go. when I cam into work the PC said that the system reset had failed. I clicked ok and the ...
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Taking OS snapshots & restoring them

On Amazon AWS or other cloud platforms it is possible to take a full snapshot of a virtual machine and load a new VM from that image. Is it possible to somehow do the same for our desktops without ...
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Windows Restore Point but no need to keep new files

Hello, so my problem is that I have a program, when I open it, it creates files/registry on my PC that are hidden (I can't spot them with any program, and please don't suggest me a program to watch ...
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How to factory reset Windows 10 version 1607

I've got a machine that needs to have a factory reset with all the data wiped before the machine leaves the premises. From searching the Internet, I find that I am supposed to go to Settings > ...
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Do System Restore points affect the files stored in AppData?

I am attempting to recover old System Restore points on a Windows 10 install. I am looking specifically for files that may have been stored in the AppData directory and I need to know whether or not ...
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Install newer version of linux mint in place of older one and restore data from a backup primary partition

Noob question but decided to ask just to make sure I do not mess anything up. I have a computer with windows 7 and linux mint 19.1 installed. Also I have a primary partition named "Backup" ...
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system restore stuck on initializing

my pc run into an update and after update is finished, office 365 was deleted from my pc, I tried system restore, but the pc is stuck on system restore initializing, what should I do now, can I force ...
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Why do I have a massive difference in per partition restore point size?

Why is it that restore points on E: are only 6MB, whereas restore points on C: are 8GB?
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Delete Registry key

I deleted the following Registry key and encountered a lot of problems after restarting the computer: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft\Windows For ...
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How do I use a Restore Point saved to a drive other than C:?

Windows offers you the feature of using system protection on drives other than C. You open 'System Properties' and then go to the 'System Protection' tab, you have the option of enabling it and ...
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What is this drive in my computer?

I was trying to create a system restore point in my Windows 10 laptop. I noticed one of the drives had a weird name, like this ?\Volume{f2f20ba-117 . . . What is this drive? Is it potentially ...
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how can I recover my pc without any restore points

I caught a hacker red handed on my computer but I panicked and switched it off and turned off my entire network. Now with my internet disconnected I turned my computer back up just to find that every ...
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Dual boot notebook - how to restore factory windows?

I have a Dell notebook that came with Windows. At some point I turned it into a dual boot note with Debian and GRUB to handle the boot. Now I want to wipe everything and return it to Windows only, no ...
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Why is System Restore turned off by default in windows 10?

In the past I used system restore many times to repair failed updates, software installations gone wrong, etc. I found the tool very useful. Restoring the system to an earlier time has saved me hours. ...
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Unable to use system restore (0x080070026) [duplicate]

Main part of the issue is self-explanatory, but there is a lot to add in for where this came from. Originally I was doing this because I (accidentally) Updated the Realtek audio drivers and it made ...
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How to restore a store application temporary files after uninstalling the app?

I have Win 10 Pro, and I've recently decided to reinstall Drawboard PDF editor application (from windows store ) for some reasons, but I acidentally removed some "temporary files" along with ...
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Is there a windows 10 equivalent for Apple Time Machine?

I made a machine for my mother who is not computer savvy. For that purpose I googled "Time Machine equivalent for windows" and found Genie Time line and really wasted my money on that... My ...
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Window 7: Inactive restore button. why?

Window 7 has the restore points available, but the restore button is inactive. what could be the reason and whats the fix?
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Can I use a windows 10 restore usb created on another computer?

If I created a windows 10 restore usb, can I use this to restore a computer other than the one I created it on or do I need the usb restore created from that specific pc?
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Previous versions tab from Volume Shadow Services

In Windows 7 I had the following habit: Create a system restore point (which creates a shadow copy) Make some heavy changes to files Open [Properties > previous versions > Timestamp] of a ...
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USB mouse not recognized after restoring to factory settings

I've recently had to restore my computer back to factory settings (all applications removed and configuration resetted but keeping my files) after a Windows 10 update failed to install properly. My ...
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My Computer is stuck in a loop when I tried to reset it

I use a lenovo g780 and wanted to reset it completely and keep nothing. It is however stuck in a loop now. The first screen it shows is the boot up screen while it says please wait. Immediately ...
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How to disable user tracking cookies

I borrowed a laptop from my friend who is network administrator, he installed a tracking cookie in my system and he knows everything I do on laptop. Every time I make any payment or transaction he ...
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Recover Windows' System Image on machine with only USB-3 ports

I am trying to recover a Windows-7 System Image on to a laptop that only has USB-3 external ports, but can't as once I boot into the System Recovery disc, these ports all stop functioning. I believe ...
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Restore or clone Windows 10 to another partition and dual-boot Windows 10 with Windows 10

I have two Windows 10 partitions on my disk and I could boot into both of them. I could also backup one partition and restore it to the other, which was very convenient for updating and testing my ...
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Backup linux system skipping particular folders and files

I have install a lubuntu system fully functional in my sister's laptop. Now, I want to take a backup of system without specific files and folders like "~/movies" "~/music" etc ...
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Black Screen after Windows Update! (Windows 8.1 Laptop)

So, last night before I went to sleep, there was a Windows Update on my laptop (my laptop is Windows 8.1). The update was pretty big as it said there were 128 updates for my laptop. After the ...
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System Restore points disappear

While reinstalling Windows 10, I tried for the first time to do restore points as I added apps and configuration. I added system protection only to the C: drive that has the OS. Other than that I ...
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Does creating one system restore points everyday damage my hard disk?

I have a habit of creating a one system restore points every day. Will it cause any damage to my hard disk? System restore points referring to C Drive only, not all drives.
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Will the System Restore bring back Ransomware even after using an anti-virus?

I have been attacked by a Ransomware STOP djvu vs extension .npsk. I will be able to remove it soon, but after that, I want to use System Restore to recover my original file that not been encrypted ...
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Flash Drive Multiple Partition For Backup

I'm trying do to something (experiment), I have 64 Gb flash drive and I break it to 3 sections. The first will be for Back up Files The second partition will be Create Restore Point (in case OS ...
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Transferring an existing Windows disk from a dead PC to another one and avoiding reinstall of applications [duplicate]

(this question is really a follow-on from this question) I have a dead Dell computer where the cause of death did not involve or damage the hard drive. If I had identical replacement hardware, I ...
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Restoring OEM windows macrium image to a new different make PC with retail Windows 10 Pro

I have a Dell 8700 PC that ran Windows 10 home 64 bit. The motherboard spontaneously let the smoke out of one of the chips and the PC is now unserviceable. A recent image was made of the Windows ...
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Saving factory Windows installation before installing Linux on new machine

I have a shiny new machine (Lenovo P53). It comes with a factory-installed Windows. I don't need Windows, and will install Linux. OTOH 4-5 years from now I could get a newer machine and pass this one ...
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On windows can I check if a system restore was executed?

I have recently found out that Windows System Restore monitors a large list of file extensions and all are reverted or deleted when a system restore is executed. These extensions are in many cases ...
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Full Linux hard disk backup and restore

I am using Gentoo at work and I f***** it up multiple times by now. I have second hard disk which is not in use in my computer. Is there any way to backup whole hard disk in use onto a second and then ...
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WinRE Missing Administrator Accounts

I just purchased a Dell OptiPlex 7020 from DellRefurbished and got it upgraded to Windows 10 and I wanted to create a new backup image after I got all of the bloatware and unnecessary apps off of the ...
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How to restore a System Image VHD to a new harddrive?

I am upgrading the hard drive, from disk A (120 GB) to disk B (500 GB), in a laptop with Windows 7 professional. This is what I did: Made a system image of A using the built in backup tool, saving ...
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Restore Windows 10 system image on new SSD

I need to switch to a new harddrive - HDD to SSD. I already created a system image of Windows 10 on an external harddrive. How do I restore the system image on the new SSD, do I need to install ...
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Are VSS snapshots still created automatically in Windows 8 and later?

I've read conflicting information on this, so wanted to clarify the situation. With Windows Vista/7, several third-party tools exist that can mount the contents of a Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) snapshot ...
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