System Restore issue

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  1. Posts : 165
    Win10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #11

    I have been looking for page I read on this elusive " system restore service ", I can't find it but I will.

    A word of warning!!!!!!!!, while searching Chrome to find what I had read I came across some sites on the subject that were being flagged up as containing a trojan.

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    Matthew Wai said:
    Do you mean "Turn on system protection"?
    WMIC /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call Enable "%SystemDrive%"
    No not that but thank you.

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    Paul Black said:
    I read Brink's tutorials while trying to help myself, one of them looks similar as it mentions Dword values but what I read elsewhere mentioned looking for, enabling/creating the " system restore service ".
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  2. Posts : 2,661
    trying to install win10
       #12

    anything in your armament when the crap hits the fan/windows is a good thing and SR working within your Windows environment is a useful tool and convenient.


    Did you try running it from winre ?
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  3. Posts : 35,585
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #13

    I think srservice.exe existed in Windows XP.

    http://revertservice.com/xp/srservice/

    There's no such file in Win 10.

    Presumably you're not using Win XP, are you?
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  4. Posts : 13,698
    Windows10
       #14

    Frankly, I gave up using system restore years ago as it was so temperamental.

    I have turned it off and just use image backups with Maxrium Reflect instead.

    I opted to pay for the paid version, mostly to get incremental updates.

    However, best (imo) feature of paid version is Rapid Delta Restore (RDR).

    So if I am doing something where traditionally system restore is handy e.g. installing new app or messing with registry, I make an incremental image backup (having previously made a full backup), make change, and if it goes wonky, I just restore incremental image backup. This normally only takes less than 2 minutes with RDR.

    This is faster than traditional restores, and far more reliable.

    You can do same to an extent with differential images with free version of Reflect, but you have to do a full restore which can take a lot longer but it is still very reliable (reliabilty is far more important than time).
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  5. Posts : 25,085
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #15

    cereberus said:
    Frankly, I gave up using system restore years ago as it was so temperamental.
    I have turned it off and just use image backups with Maxrium Reflect instead....
    For one build, 1809 I think it was, system restore was totally reliable - you could rely on it to fail every time

    Like you I restore using Macrium Reflect for the most part, and yes, RDR is very fast.

    But like @dalchina I find that there are times where system restore is more appropriate. I have used it several times recently in 20H2 and it has always worked sucesfully.
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  6. Posts : 13,698
    Windows10
       #16

    Bree said:
    For one build, 1809 I think it was, system restore was totally reliable - you could rely on it to fail every time

    Like you I restore using Macrium Reflect for the most part, and yes, RDR is very fast.

    But like @dalchina I find that there are times where system restore is more appropriate. I have used it several times recently in 20H2 and it has always worked sucesfully.
    Problem is it works for some and not others. Good old Reflect is just far more reliable across the board. I see no advantage of system restore over incremental backup restores. Only minor difference is system restore does not remove data added since previous restore point, whereas a Macrium Restore would remove recent data on C drive. However the data is still on the image backup. I avoid this anyway by keeping data on a separate drive (backed up separately).

    Also, I save all space on C drive that gets taken by system restore points (of course, image backups use space on other drives.

    Also, you have more control over image backups than creation of system restore points.

    In the end, it is all about reliabilty. Macrium backups have never let me down but system restore points are too temperamental (in my experience).

    As I said incremental backups + RDR more or less does same and a lot faster (and reliable in my experience).

    I guess it comes down to fact that I KNOW image backups will work but I DO NOT KNOW system restores will work.

    Of course, if a user has good experience with system restore points, then fine.
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  7. Posts : 7,484
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #17

    This user has never used disk imaging and just uses System Restore if need be.
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