Solved Trying to create new restore point in Windows 7

June 23, 2013 at 04:25:17
Specs: Windows 7
EVERY TIME i TRY COMPUTER GOES BACK TO TODAY.
hOW DO YOU GET A VALID RESTORE POINT? AND WHAT DOES #DESCRIPTION MEAN

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#1
June 23, 2013 at 07:44:36
When you create a restore point it just records it for possible future use. It does not restore the system.

If you want to restore the system then you select the appropriate restore point, usually to a date before some issue you are trying to fix.

See this too:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

If this response doesn't answer your question please explain in more detail, without using all capitals.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 23, 2013 at 07:58:41
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System Restore points are normally created automatically providing you have System Restore turned on.

Restore points are usually created when you install or un-install applications or do a backup or create a system image. They are just the ones I know of, there are probably more. If no event occurs that triggers a restore point the system will create one every week at least.

You can configure System restore from Control Panel>System.>System protection.

From there you can configure which drives are protected and how much space is allocated. You can also manually create a system restore point from there.

What do you mean by the computer goes back to to-day. If you restore to a previous date the computer will still show the current date

Description is just a that, a description of the restore point so you can differentiate one from the other.

Stuart


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#3
June 23, 2013 at 09:26:59
thanks
I realized my mistake but since I have no restore points It seems I am stuck with the system I have, or is there a way of finding old restore points like I think you can with windows xp

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#4
June 23, 2013 at 10:01:08
There is an option to show older restore points in the link I posted. If that doesn't reveal any then you don't have any.

I take it you do have system Restore turned on.

What is it you are trying to achieve? Do you have a problem that could be fixed by System Restore? System restore is there to recover from a system error. It does not restore your computer to manufactures default nor is it a substitute for backups.

It is the first thing to do when something goes wrong which doesn't always work and may require something more drastic like restoration from a backup or re-imaging..

Stuart


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#5
June 23, 2013 at 10:42:12
Knowing what problem you are trying to solve will help us. Sometimes issues are down to hardware so no restore (system or factory) will help you.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
June 24, 2013 at 02:25:13
There are no 'old' restore points only one with today's date, even the one I created yesterday has gone.
I was trying to go back because Google Earth has stopped working properly and I thought that going back to a date when it worked would resolve the problem. Any ideas would be very welcome. Thanks

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#7
June 24, 2013 at 03:48:38
What is the problem with Google Earth? There may be a much simpler solutio than System Restore.

Besides, there is a very good chance that even with System Restore working perfectly the chances are it would not have fixed a problem with Google Earth.

Stuart


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#8
June 24, 2013 at 07:49:54
When I click on Google Earth the screen goes black and a box with a yellow header appears asking if I want to allow this programme to make changes to the computer
programme googleearth.exe

publisher unknown

file origin hard drive on this computer

if I say yes Googe Earth starts sometime the usual globe appears and it will find a search location but will not go into street level and if given a different location wont find it. On other occasions I just get a black screen where the earth should be. Each time I say yes to the question a small blue and yellow shield appears in the task bar with a flashing message above it saying 'googleearth.exe is requesting your permission' if I click on this the yellow headed message appears and here we go again.??


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#9
June 24, 2013 at 08:35:51
Try deleting the Google Cache files. You need to make sure that you are disconnected from the server to do it.

Tools/Options/Cache

If that fails, try reinstalling Google Earth

Stuart


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