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John
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:55 am    Post subject: How Permanently keep a System Restore Point
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How to permanently keep a system restore point in windows VISTA?

I read restore points are kept until a certain amount of diskspace is used, then it wil remove the oldest restore points. I want to keep such an old (very first) system restore point.

TIA
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:56 am    Post subject: Re: How Permanently keep a System Restore Point [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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All that pile of cross-posts and not one to a Vista group! Try adking
in a Vista group instead of NT!

John

John wrote:

> How to permanently keep a system restore point in windows VISTA?
>
> I read restore points are kept until a certain amount of diskspace is used, then it wil remove the oldest restore points. I want to keep such an old (very first) system restore point.
>
> TIA
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2007 4:03 am    Post subject: Re: How Permanently keep a System Restore Point [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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John wrote in :

> How to permanently keep a system restore point in windows VISTA?
>
> I read restore points are kept until a certain amount of diskspace is
> used, then it wil remove the oldest restore points. I want to keep
> such an old (very first) system restore point.
>
> TIA

You may think that you want to keep a very old one, but if you think that
will allow you to back up to that point, you are very likely wrong. Most
SRP become useless after a fairly short time, as other changes are made to
the system. Restoring that SRP could likely break many of the things that
you have installed or changed after it was saved.
If what you are aiming for is to be able to restore the system completely
to a previous long-ago condition, a total disk image is likely your best
bet.
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Vista owner
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: How Permanently keep a System Restore Point [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I, too, wanted to learn how to restore to a point when my computer was
new--like I could with my old computer. Unfortunately, restore points older
than 2 or 3 weeks in Vista are deleted. I have only had my computer for 2
months and cannot go back that far now. So I've learned to keep an eye on
anything not going right and restore SOON before you lose the chance! It
would have been nice if they had some warning information for buyers to let
them know of this short time before deletion of restore points.

"bogus@email.address" wrote:

> John wrote in :
>
> > How to permanently keep a system restore point in windows VISTA?
> >
> > I read restore points are kept until a certain amount of diskspace is
> > used, then it wil remove the oldest restore points. I want to keep
> > such an old (very first) system restore point.
> >
> > TIA
>
> You may think that you want to keep a very old one, but if you think that
> will allow you to back up to that point, you are very likely wrong. Most
> SRP become useless after a fairly short time, as other changes are made to
> the system. Restoring that SRP could likely break many of the things that
> you have installed or changed after it was saved.
> If what you are aiming for is to be able to restore the system completely
> to a previous long-ago condition, a total disk image is likely your best
> bet.
>
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