Turn Off Windows Restore?


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ribs55

Hello Everyone

I have both Roxio's Go Back and the standard Restore featur
from windows.
How do I safely turn off the Windows product?......Should I?

Thanks
Bob
 
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Raoul

I've had them both (for years) running side by side without any problems.
GoBack is not entirely failsafe. If you have a LOT of HD activity, GB can't
keep up with it so it starts deleting recovery points.

Rule of thumb, If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Hello Everyone

I have both Roxio's Go Back and the standard Restore feature
from windows.
How do I safely turn off the Windows product?......Should I?

Thanks
Bob R
 
E

Eric

ribs55 said:
Hello Everyone

I have both Roxio's Go Back and the standard Restore feature
from windows.
How do I safely turn off the Windows product?
Control Panel -> System -> System Restore
......Should I?
Your call. I don't use it, nor any restore utility, as I consider them a
waste of HDD space (for me). I just do a full Ghost backup (using the DOS
version, backing up to an external HDD) from time to time. I'm confident
that I can work through any problems that arise though.

Ultimately, its your call -- and your call alone. Perhaps the best gauge is
to consider how valuable your dynamic data is?
 
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Yves Leclerc

Go Back has gotten a bad rap when used with XP. People mention that there is
a 2GB limit in Go Back. Also, I read that several people had their NTFS disks
screwed up.

System Restore is not better either. Most anti-virus systems (McAfee and
Symantec especially) renders System Restore useless. It is because whenever
the anti-virus system has a setting to "Protect the software...", somehow S.R
is mangled.
 
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q_q_anonymous

ribs55 said:
Hello Everyone

I have both Roxio's Go Back and the standard Restore feature
from windows.
How do I safely turn off the Windows product?......Should I?

Thanks
Bob R
you mean system restore. (your subject was wrong).

a better question is how to turn off system restore unsafely. I won't
answer that one for you.

But to turn it off, (yes, that is safe - PILLOCK!)
1 to go into it
start..programs..accessories..system tools..system restore

2 to turn if off
now you're in, a screen comes up. The screen has 2 columns. The right
hand column has the one that they want people to see.
The left hand column , has a load of text , and hidden there is a LINK
like thing, to the system restore settings. They would have made it a
button, but then everybody would've seen it and the stupid majourity
would've played with it in their non technical way, and they'd have
given themselves problems.
So, left hand column, click the "link" that says "system restore
settings"
and check the box that says "Turn off system restore on all drives".

Personally, I only turn off system restore if i have a virus. That
will wipe the system restore directory. I wipe it only because
otherwise the anti virus has problems there, the directory is - I don't
know - special. Maybe hidden and read-only or some more hidden
variation of that.
 
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Bert Kinney

Hi Bob,

To turn off System Restore stop monitoring all drives. Then go to Start - Run
and type the following command then press enter.

services.msc

Scroll down to and double click: System Restore Service
Click the Stop button
In the Startup Type field select Manual of Disabled, then click Apply then OK
After you restart your machine it will stay disabled.

To your second question, System Restore's is a valuable tool for fixing problem
as soon as possible as they are detected within a week or two. Having a image
backup of the partition is good for more long term restorations.

Here are some tips on adjusting disk space usage and keeping System Restore
healthy:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/healthy.html
 
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