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Win 7 system restore sucks

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  • Started 1 year ago by Noel8
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Noel8
Posts: 43

Used it today for the first time and got a message that it did not restore the date I chose because possibly I have an anti-virus program. I disabled the virus program and tried again and still get that message. It also says that I should troubleshoot my entire system to find the reason why. In XP OS, I don't recall ever getting notified before choosing a date that to make sure my Firewall and/or anti-virus programs are disabled. Does one have to go through all this if and when one decides that they have to do system restore in Win 7?

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

What happens if you take a system restore point then immediately try to restore it?

What antivirus and firewall are you using?

I have not had any trouble on many machines, so it must be something specific to your configuration.

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Ruja
Posts: 230

Windows 7 System Restore doesn't suck at all. You probably have problems that are severe enough to prevent a restore. Try opening a command prompt as an administrator and run:

sfc /scannow

Then try to restore your system.

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Noel8
Posts: 43

Well, the problem that existed and compelled me to try system restore has been resolved, without the benefit of doing a system restore just to prove a point..but I will keep your suggestion in mind, if and when I have to resort to system restore again. Thanks

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nagidar
Posts: 2

Use Tweaking Registry Backup much better

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I can vouch for Tweaking.com Registry Backup. Have been using it for a while now.

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Noel8
Posts: 43

I checked out the site recommended for Tweaking.com and Shane says its rather difficult to try and repair System Restore, but he's working on it.

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