Solved Windows Restore or backup

May 4, 2012 at 07:12:26
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Turion(tm) II P540 Dual-Core Processor 2.40 GHz
Hello guys, I have a question that i want you to assist me with. The question is "When do I restore a file from a restore point rather than a backup"?????

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#1
May 4, 2012 at 10:03:44
Which file is the more recent (ie: most up-to-date)

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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#2
May 4, 2012 at 14:04:28
Who keeps system restore enabled? lol

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#3
May 4, 2012 at 14:55:50
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Restoring from a backup image is more encompassing and works when you can't boot into Windows.

Use system restore when an install of an update or driver has mess up something.

If you are referring to a Factory restore that you can perform when you have a pre-configured computer then you use that to put the computer back to a factory new state. You would normally do that when selling or passing on the computer.

If you have a pre-configured computer you should always burn the restore disks. That way when your hard drive breaks you have a means to restore to factory condition. Used computers without Windows are not worth much.

Otherwise a complete restore will save all you personal files, installed programs, custom settings, etc.


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#4
May 4, 2012 at 15:27:30
A back up of your personal files is used when you need to restore some or all of your personal files only.
A System Restore is to fix a problem with Windows related to an update, program install, or corrupted files or registry.
Restoring from an image of your drive is done when the system is really messed up such as from a really nasty infection (root kit infection) or the drive dies and you need to reimage your system to the new drive.
The Factory Restore can be used as a last resort on a factory built system to return the system to the way it was shipped from the factory. This will save your operating system if you have no disk image, but it will not save your files, updates, or installed programs.

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#5
May 4, 2012 at 17:26:06
"The question is "When do I restore a file from a restore point rather than a backup?"

... the answer is that you cannot restore individual files from a Restore Point therefore 'from a backup' is your answer.


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