something BETTER than GoBack? not only restore on reboot

September 18, 2012 at 14:45:56
Specs: Windows 7 64bit
Hi guys...i know there is a lot of talking in the web but I don't need restore on reboot or imaging...and that's all I find. I guess what I'm asking is that if there is anything out there that will let me go back to several points of restore...and with a strong security..something like go back but better...I used to love that program but it had it's cons..looking for something better now. Thanks a lot guys!

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September 18, 2012 at 18:33:54
For Windows 7 the built in System Restore works very well and allows you to select from many restore points. It can restore system files, drivers and registry. Making a Windows 7 Repair Disk will also allow you to restore (as well as Start Up Repair and reload a drive image) even when Windows 7 cannot boot up. There is also a good built in back up/restore for your personal files and settings. And finally you can use the back up utility to make and restore (also restore from repair disk) from a disk image. You can make and restore from multiple disk images but it only allows one image per disk partition (not sure why).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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September 19, 2012 at 09:01:07
Are you saying something like Norton's goback? Pretty sure the restore point in xp and above is just as good if not exact in some ways.

You can make real time images if you want.

Not sure what you really need or are asking for either.

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September 19, 2012 at 14:31:46
Thank you guys for the recommendations...Let me maybe clear my question a little bit.
I've tried the windows system restore before. Really bad to work with and unreliable. In terms of security I would like something that protects even the MBR for those viruses that bypass the windows system file and also I would love to have some sort of encryption for my system. Also, you guys know that with windows system restore I get a crashed Windows and I have no option. Maybe you guys know something or have tried something that could help me and that has those functions. Is there even anything like that on the market?

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September 19, 2012 at 16:53:43
Use the facilities built in to Windows 7 as detailed by fingers.

System Restore on Windows XP was a bit unreliable but it is a whole lot better on Windows 7. You should never need any third party utilities to get Windows 7 up and running again, it is all there from a repair disk, disk image and regular backups..

Almost any decent Anti-Virus application will protect the MBR. MBR viruses a thing of the past is you take a few simple precautions.

Make sure you create a repair disk as that will boot the system and repair the installation in most circumstances when Widows refuses to boot for some reason.

Just to be clear, the MBR is not part of Windows. It operates out side of Windows and is present regardless of which operating system you are using. However. the repair disk will attempt to repair the MBR is it appears that is the problem.


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September 21, 2012 at 09:27:33
Windows 7 has a backup feature that creates a virtual hard drive image to a remote location or extra hard drive/partition. You need to make recovery disk or repair disk or have a real windows 7 dvd (or make a 7 cd) that can boot your computer in case of total disaster. In that boot to windows PE 2 you can mount drives and return the installation. It can also be used to fix some other issues but you need that disk now.

Also if you have passwords or encrypted folders then make a password reset disk.

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September 24, 2012 at 03:32:23
well I apologize all those who are in support for Windows restore function, but that is a lot crap. Its function is minimal. what mikemilligan is asking is for an alternative to Go Back. Try RollBack....i think it will suit your needs. I use rollback, it works just fine.l believe it even gives you the flexiblity as to when to restore and even many snap shots as the term they use with rollback. Google rollback, im sure you will turn with results. That is the best solution I can come up with. Do let me know.


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September 24, 2012 at 11:31:02
Where can I find more info on this "Rollback" app. Which company makes it? Is there a url etc.?

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September 24, 2012 at 11:52:14
no worries - I think I found it. The software app is called Rollback Rx. I had to google "Rollback software" in order to find it. It looks like it will work on Windows 8 as well. The company website is

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January 14, 2013 at 18:44:11
I have Been Using Rollback Rx for 4 years now, and it has saved my Butt on many many occasions. Its a great little piece of software that has worked great for me.
The only problem is It does not support Windows 8 as of right now.

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