getting rid of useless system restore

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by ICQM Houston, Mar 13, 2008.

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    ICQM Houston Guest

    how to disable system restore in windows vista 32?
    this system restore is useless. when i do system restore, the computer
    got even worst and it becomes a painful and frustrating experience -\
    it is totally useless
    ICQM Houston, Mar 13, 2008
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  2. You can go to the Control Panel > System > System Protection on the left
    pane > and uncheck the disk under Automatic restore points. It will ask if
    you are sure. Say yes, and the System Restore feature is disabled.
    Dustin Harper, Mar 13, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    Bob, Mar 13, 2008
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    oufan199 Guest

    I couldn't agree more. I've never had system restore do anything substantial
    for me. I often debate whether I should even leave it turned on. Probably
    not. If I ever had anything major go wrong, I would be better off doing a
    reformat anyway.
    oufan199, Mar 13, 2008
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> ICQM
    Type "System Restore" into the search box, click on "open System
    Protection" link and uncheck the hard drive containing your %systemroot%
    Just because you can't figure out how to use it doesn't mean it's

    That can happen, it all depends on what you're trying to restore, and
    why. Conversely, under certain circumstances it can be a virtual
    life-saver, especially when it comes to rolling back driver updates.
    In XP, I'd more or less have agreed with you (or at least it wasn't
    reliable enough for my tastes, the few times I had occasion to use it, I
    ended up having to manually remove the unwanted drivers anyway), but in
    Vista, I've had much better luck.
    DevilsPGD, Mar 13, 2008
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    oufan199 Guest

    I might append my earlier post by saying my less-than-satisfying experience
    with system restore has all been in Windows XP. I'm a newbie to Vista, so
    perhaps system restore works better in it.
    oufan199, Mar 13, 2008
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    ICQM Houston Guest

    sorry buddy - been dealing with SR from Windows XP and its all frustrations -
    computer getting worst
    ICQM Houston, Mar 14, 2008
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    ICQM Houston Guest

    you're correct - that's what i do now instead of fooling around with system
    restore that gives always headache
    ICQM Houston, Mar 14, 2008
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    ICQM Houston Guest

    how can it be a virtual life-saver if one gets nothinbg but headaches and
    frustrations. even Bill do not have solutions for the SR problems.
    ICQM Houston, Mar 14, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    So you choose to bitch about it rather than posting whatever problem you're
    having with it. Interesting approach.
    Bob, Mar 14, 2008
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    ICQM Houston Guest

    thanks Dustin...

    ICQM Houston, Mar 14, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    SR was bad in XP. If you did a restore, within a month you would be getting
    increasing errors. By 2 months, you formatted!!
    Mick Murphy, Mar 14, 2008
  13. You've ranted a lot about how bad SR is and said that there are problems,
    but you neglected to mention any of the problems?
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Mar 14, 2008
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> ICQM
    It can be a virtual life-saver because it does solve certain problems
    very consistently.

    What problem were you trying to solve? What went wrong?
    DevilsPGD, Mar 14, 2008
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    ICQM Houston Guest

    XP or Vista - the SR is a useless program - it's makes the system even worst
    - i share your frustrations
    ICQM Houston, Mar 16, 2008

  16. Not at all true. It's gotten me, and several others I know, out of
    serious trouble several times.

    Does it have weaknesses? Sure. Could it be better? Sure. But that's
    far from saying it's useless.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Mar 16, 2008
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    rose Guest

    System restore has not worked for me either. Just says it is "unsuccessful".
    Does anyone know how to get it working because I would like to use it in
    some cases. And can someone also chime in on how you "reformat"?
    rose, Mar 22, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    What firewall, anti-virus application or security suite is installed? There
    are some that cause problems which do not appear immediately.
    *Report back, please*
    [When responding to posts, please include the post(s) you are replying to so
    that others may learn and benefit from the issue]

    [How to ask a question]
    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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    kanehi Guest

    There's an easy remedy. Instead of complaining about SR then just
    disable it. If it works for you then there's no problem. I myself like
    SR because everytime I load a program it makes a restore point and it's
    much easier to retrace my steps rather than formatting and reloading
    everything back. Agree sometimes SR doesn't totally revert back to what
    it was before but I rather try everything before the dreaded reformat
    and load!
    kanehi, Mar 24, 2008
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