system restore

February 6, 2009 at 02:39:21
Specs: xp home, 768
What are the advantages and disadvantages

of having system restore enabled

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#1
February 6, 2009 at 07:02:43
I for one do not use it. I have extensive experience and knowledge on repairing computers and determined that it was just useless to me as it just does not always work as it was intended and the amount of space that was used for storage of the restore points can grow extensively... You must take into consideration that this first evolved when drives were mostly less than 100 gigs or less. Now with the larger drives and all that point is mute. I recommend that all my clients keep system restore turned on so that if possible they themselves can restore the computer on their own...Of course they would have to call me or someone else if it didn't work. There is a major misinformation as to what and how system restore is designed to work. While it can be used to return a computer back to a working state...that is only part of the real reason of it's useage...it was designed to be used for the recovery of the mis-installation of conflicting hardware and software applications...this was really necessary back then as there was too many older non-compatable drivers that caused windows 2000 and XP versions to crash... There are major registry issues that cannot be restored by system restore..

In reference to 11/05/2008


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#2
February 7, 2009 at 00:46:17
With respect to the views of my esteemed colleague, unless you are really proficient and knowledgeable with registry entries, dll's, and a lot of other things, I have found the SYSTEM RESTORE function invaluable. I have used it a number of times and it's saved me a lot of grief over the years. It's not perfect, but unless you're an expert its a great way to "unscrew" something you've just done. Just my 2 cents.

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#3
February 7, 2009 at 02:14:33
I have also used SR to fix some minor problems
although it hasn't always worked. I also have another registry backup program called ERUNT on my system. It creates a daily full registry backup. Restoration is a simple as navigating to the daily backup file and running the .exe for that day. I have used this and it worked perfectly.

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