Vista System Restores Generally

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Doug, Feb 13, 2008.

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    Doug Guest

    Generally speaking, are Vista System Restores (even in safe mode) totally
    successful?
     
    Doug, Feb 13, 2008
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    Malke Guest

    No one can really answer that question accurately. While System Restore
    works well on an otherwise healthy system when used as intended - to go
    back a few days, a week at most, to undo a mistake - it can't solve more
    deep-rooted problems such as operating system damage/corruption/infection.

    If you want a specific answer for a problem you are having, please provide
    details. Otherwise, my answer stands: it depends.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 13, 2008
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    Kerry Brown Guest


    Because of the improvements to System Restore in Vista it is more likely to
    work than with previous versions of Windows. The System Restore itself
    almost always is successful in Vista. Whether this solves your problem
    depends on what the problem was. If there have been a lot of changes to the
    system since the restore point was created you may end up with more or
    different problems.
     
    Kerry Brown, Feb 13, 2008
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    dev Guest

    /Doug/ said:
    What Malke said.

    If you desire total system restoration - every file, every program,
    every setting - consider an imaging utility designed for that specific
    purpose. It may be the most valuable software you ever buy.

    Read about one popular one here...

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
     
    dev, Feb 13, 2008
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    mikeyhsd Guest

    from the number of people reporting here having problems with restore.

    NO

    of course we do not hear about the successful restores.

    but the number of problem ones would be an indication.










    Generally speaking, are Vista System Restores (even in safe mode) totally
    successful?
     
    mikeyhsd, Feb 13, 2008
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    exciter Guest

    I had a corrupted driver for my dvdrw/
    I did restore and did not solve the problem

    I had to do a sytem recovery
     
    exciter, Feb 13, 2008
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    john Guest

    you just did.
    the answer is no.
     
    john, Feb 13, 2008
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    Kerry Brown Guest


    I take it System Restore was successful but this didn't solve your problem.
    The original question was whether most System Restores are successful. The
    answer to that question is yes. The possibly unspoken question is will a
    System Restore fix my particular problem? The answer to this question is -
    it depends :)
     
    Kerry Brown, Feb 13, 2008
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    exciter Guest

    It depends on how you define system restore.
    You take rather a flexible approach here.
    After consuming my time of restoring the sytem,
    i expect the system is restored and my problem be solved.
    But it does not happen.
    So I dont consider system restore to be sucessful.
    After all, why then would I do system restore?

    does not makse sense...
     
    exciter, Feb 13, 2008
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    Chris Game Guest

    It's a quick (and perhaps dirty) method that's worth a try in the
    case of problems with stuff you just installed. But of course it's
    no substitute for proper backups.
     
    Chris Game, Feb 13, 2008
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