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  1. AddRAM's Avatar
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       #11

    You can make a restore point anytime you want, if there are no Restore Points for your Operating System drive, than it must be turned off.

    To get to system restore just right click the windows icon at the bottom left of the Taskbar, then choose search, in the search box type system restore and hit enter, there you can see if system restore is turned on for C:, and you can always manually create a restore point.

    You should also install Macrium Reflect to create Disk Images.

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  2. Posts : 277
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       #12

    That was the first place I checked C: drive was on and D: had somehow switched itself off but even with them on there seems to come a time when there are no restore points when you want them and I would never remember to make them (my battery bill though forgetting to switch stuff off is awful!)
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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       #13

    Create a restore point right now, call it Restore Point #1
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  4. Posts : 277
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       #14

    Have done that because although I created one yesterday there wasnt one there
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  5. cereberus's Avatar
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       #15

    No restore points - great. They are unreliable, finicky and I always turn them off. Far better to use full and incremental images to a schedule using tool like Macrium Reflect. OK, incremental capability is not free but if cost of an MR paid licence is an issue, you can use differential backups or AOEMI which does incremental in free version.

    Far more reliable, and with MR paid version Rapid Delta Restore much faster than doing a system restore. Really no contest.
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  6. Posts : 277
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       #16

    Is MR just to make a back up of your windows setting or the whole drive? I have 2 seperate coies of data on 2 x 2Tb drives
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
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       #17

    Whatever you tell MR to copy, it will copy. If you use UEFI, you have to copy every partition on the OS drive, not including a data drive of course.

    I don`t do UEFI, I prefer 1 partition for windows, so hopefully a UEFI user will tell you more, but I believe there are 4 total partitions to image if you use UEFI.

    Anyone correct me if I`m wrong.
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  8. Pejole2165's Avatar
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       #18

    By default Macrium will copy the MS Recovery partition, UEFI partition, System Reserved partition and the Windows partition if you choose the "Image partitions required to backup and restore Windows", any extra partitions on the C:\ drive will not be included unless the user adds them.
    So with one click you can select all partitions needed to restore Windows.
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  9. Posts : 277
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       #19

    sounds easy ill give it a go thanks
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