pokeefe0001 said: View Post
I've heard people say it is not reliable but I have not heard what that means.
I've tried to use it 5 times under Win10.
  • Two attempts were completely successful.
  • One attempt was too recent and didn't fix anything.
  • One "attempt" I couldn't even attempt because the expected Restore Point was missing.
  • One attempt failed because Windows said it couldn't use the Restore Point. (I don't remember the exact wording.)

None of these attempts caused any problems. One eliminated the need for a full restore. One eliminated the need for a reinstallation of a product that is a bear to install and configure.

If "unreliable" means the restore may not work then I think it's a chance worth taking.
If "unreliable" means an attempt my corrupt Windows then I may reconsider.
If you had an MD that was not reliable would you still make appointments with this Doctor? To remove programs , I use Revo to remove all traces of it. I also use Macrium Reflect to image my system at least every other day, if not every day. It takes 5 minutes to do and it is VERY reliable and has never failed.

adjective: reliable

consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.
"a reliable source of information"
synonyms: dependable, good, well founded, authentic, valid, genuine, sound, true
But like everything else, you can use what you want to. To me, if a restore may not work it is NOT worth the chance.

Be careful about Win 10 Restore Point. - Windows 10 Forums