Lost restore Points: for XpUser

July 15, 2007 at 05:07:26
Specs: Vista, P4/3.1 1gig

XpUser some time ago you provided a link to a workaround to prevent Restore points from being lost after booting to XP. I am in that unhappy position and I followed up on John Barnett's advice, however, I am still losing the points. I am wondering whether I have used the proper section of the menu in Tweakui. In the "Disks" section I have unticked the drive letter which refers to the Vista partition but it seems to no avail... they still disappear.

Do you have any further advice in this respect?

Regards.

Once I thought I was wrong, now I'm not so sure!


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#1
July 15, 2007 at 07:06:04

No, I'm sorry I don't.

Please understand that every suggestions we recommended or googled for & pass along as potential fix works only on the ideal condition that your PC is completely clean & free from any other problems that may preexist.

The fact that you have asked (in the thread below this one) about how you can disable Windows Defender gives me the feeling that you either have some serious underlying problems, or you have installed some programs that stop it from working at all.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
July 15, 2007 at 14:45:43

XpUser thank you for your response. There are no underlying circumstances to my set-up, I guess the fix is just not for my system. Perhaps I need to review just which partition I have turned off.

I do not even use the update system in XP and I have suffered no ill effects as yet... I am sure that not having a days work of downloads is not going to affect my Vista installation.

Thanks for your advice and regards.


Once I thought I was wrong, now I'm not so sure!


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#3
July 15, 2007 at 15:09:55

You're welcome, Ewen. I will keep an eye on this matter. If I find new developments from somewhere across the internet, I will post it here for you.

Best regards

Curious:

1. Are you using NAV or any Symantec products or any premier utility software not written by M$?

2. Is your Vista retail or OEM?

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
July 15, 2007 at 17:15:55

No Symantec products in use (I steer clear of them)and the system is OEM.

Regards

Once I thought I was wrong, now I'm not so sure!


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#5
July 16, 2007 at 04:04:28

On regards to this subject of restore points being lost in Vista after booting to XP, this is surely a SERIOUS error that MS need to sort out ASAP, no?

I can't understand why 5 months from release there is still no proper solution. I am also in the position of losing restore points. Currently, if my Vista installation goes down, then I am screwed because I have nothing to fall back on. It's almost as if MS have built this in as a "feature" to p*ss us off and make us not want to dual boot with XP anymore!!


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#6
July 16, 2007 at 06:03:51

..this is surely a SERIOUS error that MS need to sort out ASAP, no?

Right it's almost a NO WILL DO. I guess it's cuz M$ either don't care for the PC enthusiasts like us that loves multibooting, or it's not a moneymaking endeavor for them, or both. They rather we abandon XP and move on to Vista.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#7
July 24, 2007 at 04:38:48

As you put it, there is no solution as yet but a workaround and there seems to be no solution that will be developed. In fact there are two workarounds if you have a version of Vista that has Bitlocker utility.

One of the workarounds is:

In XP, just install TweakUIXP from Microsoft, then start TweakUIXP and expand My Computer, click Drives and remove the checkmark from checkbox of the drive where Vista is installed.

This will blind XP from seeing Vista partition and erasing Vista restore points.

The other solution is:

In Vista, enable Bitlocker.

Hope the above helps.

Regards

SuatCINI


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#8
July 24, 2007 at 22:18:21

Thank you suatcini... I don't have Bitlocker and I have tried the TweakUI trick... unhappily it doesn't work - not for me anyhow!

Regards

Once I thought I was wrong, now I'm not so sure!


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#9
August 5, 2007 at 09:37:23

Hi All
I have dual boot configured on 2 hard drives XP on drive c: and Vista on Drive g: i too was having problems with the Vista restore points getting deleted after going from xp back to vista and they were gone.
I was able to go into the xp drive [C:] device manager and disable the vista drive [G:].
This prevents the drive from getting accessed in XP and in return you DO NOT lose your restore points.
The drawback to this solution is you wont be able to access your vista files from your xp os but it does work. Also i know this works with my config, 2 differenf hard drives. dont think this would work on a single 2 partition drive. hope this helps....worked for me!



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