Creating a preserved restore point & restore a recovery CDs

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by DanP, May 25, 2008.

  1. DanP

    DanP Guest

    I just went through restoring my system back to the factory state after
    failed MS Windows XP SP3 update attempts that made my system unstable. Got
    allot of good advice from this community group, but didn’t work out for me.
    Before this restore months ago I had created a restore point but when I tried
    to go back the saved point, my restore dates would not go back that far and
    all the restore points created automatically that were available failed with
    a message that said to try another date.

    Now that I have good system state is there a way to create a restore point
    that I can preserve indefinitely?

    Or is there a utility with Windows XP to create a system / recovery CD that
    will return the system to a saved point.

    DanP
     
    DanP, May 25, 2008
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    Jim Guest

    No Restore points are very temporary by nature.
    Make a backup with either Ghost or ATI. They aren't free, but they do have
    the great advantage
    of working correctly.

    As an example, I restored my laptop to a previous ATI backup is short order.
    I did this in early March using a backup file from November.
    This backup used two double layered DVDs. CDs are rather impractical for
    system backup because they are so small.
    Jim
     
    Jim, May 25, 2008
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    TaurArian Guest

    Acronis & Paragon might be a consideration for imaging your drive -

    Acronis for all your backup and data recovery needs - easy to use
    http://www.acronis.com.sg/

    Home and Office, Small Business & Medium and Large Business Utilities for hard disk
    management etc
    http://www.paragon-software.com/
    For a list of products see:
    http://www.paragon-software.com/products.htm

    I believe you can download a trial version and test them out to see which best suits you.

    As for questions about System Restore - System Restore FAQ:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/newsgroups/faqsrwxp.mspx
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    |I just went through restoring my system back to the factory state after
    | failed MS Windows XP SP3 update attempts that made my system unstable. Got
    | allot of good advice from this community group, but didn't work out for me.
    | Before this restore months ago I had created a restore point but when I tried
    | to go back the saved point, my restore dates would not go back that far and
    | all the restore points created automatically that were available failed with
    | a message that said to try another date.
    |
    | Now that I have good system state is there a way to create a restore point
    | that I can preserve indefinitely?
    |
    | Or is there a utility with Windows XP to create a system / recovery CD that
    | will return the system to a saved point.
    |
    | DanP
    |
     
    TaurArian, May 25, 2008
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  4. DanP

    DanP Guest

    Thanks TaurArian & Jim, these products look like they will do exactly what I
    need and they are not to costly.

    I was hoping there was something delivered with the Windows OS that would do
    this function, but at this point I don't ever want to go through restoring my
    system to the factory settings and add tons of applications back.

    Thanks again!
     
    DanP, May 26, 2008
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