Creating restore points?

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  1. Posts : 97
    Windows 10
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    Creating restore points?


    Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?

    Thank you:)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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    Hello Yeremyah, :)

    You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html

    You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.

    System Restore Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 97
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       #3

    Is Windows 10 restore points reliable? Do they work successfully all the time to restore? And do they restore everything, e.g registry etc to the state it was?
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  4. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,127
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    Depends on problem. Restore is always worth trying as a first option.

    Best means of going back is to create regular system image backups using Macrium Reflect Free or similar. Macrium also supports differential backups ie only backs up changes since last full backup.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 57,994
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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    Agreed. Restore points is just one recovery option that's best used to undo a recent action. Keeping updated system images is the best to be able to restore the whole system if needed.
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  6. Posts : 97
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    I already use Macrium Reflect, and it works great. I was just hoping a program exists that will help me do a very quick restore.

    This any good for Windows 10?

    http://www.horizondatasys.com/en/pro...Id=40#Features
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  7. Posts : 27
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Macrium can do exactly what you are asking for. When you do the restore with Macrium just make sure to use Rapid Delta Restore (a new feature introduced with v6) which makes the restore happen very quickly. I haven't tested it but it is probably faster than Windows restore point...and it is reliable.
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  8. Posts : 97
    Windows 10
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    wags1 said:
    Macrium can do exactly what you are asking for. When you do the restore with Macrium just make sure to use Rapid Delta Restore (a new feature introduced with v6) which makes the restore happen very quickly. I haven't tested it but it is probably faster than Windows restore point...and it is reliable.
    I was reading some reports from other users, they say RDR takes 8-10 minutes just "looking for changes" before it even begins restore, so I find doing a full restore is better seeing the whole restore for me takes around 12 minutes.

    Besides, I RDR is only available in the PAID version, not the freeware.
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  9. Posts : 4
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    Strange! Is there any problem with the built-in system restore?
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  10. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    System Restore is inevitably limited to what it addresses. No way will it cover everything. Something like Rollback RX or Farstone Restoreit will, and offer fast restoration, but these are not the sort of thing everyone wants to deal with (and quite different to Macrium Reflect/Aomei Backupper/O&O DiskImage etc which are disk imaging programs providing periodic (scheduled or run by the user) snapshots of disks/partitions). (Ok, some also add backup features).

    For example, the current issue with a subset of the universal apps being corrupted by a Powershell command used to re-register them all is not corrected by System Restore from what I've read. (I experienced this myself, but used my disk image to recover and proceed).

    That is, the folder containing the universal apps is not protected by System Restore, apparently.
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