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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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Windows System Restore failing to replace Dropbox file

I am attempting to run System Restore on my Windows 11 desktop after my PC began failing to boot up. However, the system restore is failing with the following error: System Restore did not complete ...
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Windows 10 system image restore destroyed non-system data partitions

Recently I had an issue with my computer caused by a feature that I confused with a virus (the extremely annoying and invasive OSD volume controls). It had been a very long time since I had last used ...
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How do I change language in the Windows Recovery Environment?

I have two preferred languages in Settings: English and Swedish. The Windows display language is English. When you restart Windows 11 by pressing Shift and clicking Restart, Windows boots up to the ...
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What causes Volume Shadow Copy to enable itself without user intervention?

I have been dealing with issues where the empty space on the C drive always goes to 0. I would run through the normal steps to empty space. But, the space would always be taken back down to 0. This is ...
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Reinstalling Built-in Windows Apps

So, a recent wifi driver update apparently broke my Windows 11 and causes a couple of blue screens. I decided to run a System Restore from the windows UEFI menu. It fixed the blue screen somewhat. ...
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Windows 11 does "system reset" when trying to boot from external USB

I have a HP Windows 11 laptop. I made a live fully installed USB with Ubuntu on it. The USB is tested on Linux machines and it boots nicely, no problems. On the Windows 11 device (with HP Wolf ...
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How will Windows System Restore affect GRUB boot loader?

I have Windows 10 dual booting with Linux using GRUB. I have forgotten my Windows administrator password so am hoping that booting into Window's advanced options and doing a "System Restore" ...
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Should I Include Dell OS Recovery Drives in Windows 10 System Restore (System Protection)?

Should Windows System Protection (Restore Points) be enabled for the "Image" and "DELLSUPPORT" drives that appear under "Available Drives"? I have also created "...
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Resizing partition without destroying recovery partition

I've just bought an MSI Prestige 14 Evo A12M, which comes with 1TB disk partitioned as in DISKPART Details below. I want to resize Windows 935GB partition into a Windows 150GB and Data 785-GB. ...
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How to use System Restore on specific Windows when Dual-Booting?

So I’ve just messed up all drivers on my main Windows installation and it only lets me boot into recovery mode but when it gets me there, the System Restore option proposes me to restore points from ...
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Does System Restore have side effects?

Yesterday I thought that something had gone wrong with my system, so I restored my system from a restore point that was automatically created a week ago. The system restoration went well. Everything ...
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How to find the date of last restoration (Windows 7)?

I am currently working on a old Windows 7 machine. During a long time (~2 years) the owner did not realise that the backup disk on which Windows was making automatic backups was full. I have deleted ...
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Administrator and power on password get wrongly entered and system disabled

I have set my administrator and power on password. But today, my hp notebook pc's keyboard started malfunctioning. Because of which even after correctly entering password, my pc says "Invalid ...
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Why does my E: drive need restore points?

My Windows 10 PC has a 2TB E: drive for storing pictures and videos. The System Volume Information directory on that drive always contains a file of around 200-250GB, with a recent timestamp - not ...
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How does Windows 10 "Reset this PC" work?

In Windows 10, the Reset this PC feature says it can "Reinstall Windows from this device". My PC have the classic following partitions: MBR EFI MSR / Reserved Windows Recovery (WinRE_DRV) (...
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KB5023152 - System Restore broke many Windows Store apps, how to fix Store?

I recently tried to use System Restore on a malfunctioning Windows 11 machine, and was bit by KB5023152, which has prevented many of my apps from executing. Some I don't care about or can find work-...
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Recover from Windows Update that killed boot up [closed]

I recently had a near death experience where my system wouldn't boot after a Windows Update. I was finally able to fix it but it made me realize next time I might not be so lucky. So questions: There ...
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Any chance that Opera Bookmarks can be recovered after a Windows PC Reset?

After I reset my Windows PC, choosing to keep my personal data, I realized that I totally forgot to backup my Opera bookmarks! Trust me, learned my lesson, now I have an Opera account to automatically ...
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What methods are available to manage (delete/reinstall/update) drivers on a non-booting window 10 installation?

I have got the PC of a friend with a Windows 10 installation which does not boot. Here are the circumstances: Windows version should be 10.0.19044 (21H2) which I got from ProgramData\Microsoft\...
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How to repair the System Restore Point Creating?

I have a problem creating "System Restore Points" in Windows 10 21H2 (Build 19044.2075) with all latest updates. If I try to create a new System Restore Point, I get an error message with ...
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What would trigger a Windows 10 PC to do a full factory reload automatically?

I got called out on a support call today where the computer had completely reloaded Windows 10 from scratch. All existing customer data, configuration, apps, etc were gone. There wasn't even anything ...
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Is a factory reset of a modern Windows install using the cloud installation option equivalent to a clean install using a physical install media?

Modern Windows versions (10 and 11) have a recovery feature to perform a factory reset where the new version of Windows is downloaded from the cloud. I was wondering if this feature is equivalent to ...
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Windows 10 'Reset this PC' good for removing all malware or is there a better method to fully reset a laptop?

Resetting my Windows laptop with the inbuilt factory reset seems to be a simple task which will bring it back to a blank slate with just Windows installed - as if I just brought the device from the ...
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Does system image Windows 10 backup all my saved browser passwords and profiles?

I have been told that using the full system image backup will create a full copy of every file on my boot partition. However, I have also heard that when copying saved passwords in some browsers, it ...
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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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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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