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  1.    1 Week Ago #1
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    System Restore....a bit confused


    I recently upgraded from Win 7 to 10, and when exploring my Control Panel, I found the category "Backup and Restore - Windows 7". I was actually looking for "System Restore" that I had in Win 7 Where could I find/set a restore point? Is it possible to set a restore point in Win 10 if I desire to do a System Restore? If not, would creating a System Image with Macrium be the best alternative?

    Thanks
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
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    OK, I found the info I was looking for in the Tutorials section. Am I correct in that if I select "Backup and Restore - Windows 7" that this function will take me back to Win 7?
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
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    System Restore still exists. Hit the Win key and type Restore and hit Enter.

    C.B.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by miata54 View Post
    OK, I found the info I was looking for in the Tutorials section. Am I correct in that if I select "Backup and Restore - Windows 7" that this function will take me back to Win 7?
    No. It is used to create a very unreliable system image backup of your current installation and, maybe, be able to restore your system in the event of a major system failure, either software or hardware failure.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by miata54 View Post
    Is it possible to set a restore point in Win 10 if I desire to do a System Restore?
    Go back to Control Panel > top right, click View by > select small or large > Recovery > Configure System Restore > Create..... that's where you create your restore point.

    A simpler way is in the Cortana search bar, type..... create a restore point > Enter > Create
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    No. It is used to create a very unreliable system image backup of your current installation and, maybe, be able to restore your system in the event of a major system failure, either software or hardware failure.
    I've never had a problem with it.

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  7.    3 Days Ago #7
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    To backup, +1, a previous poster's answer: if I understand Windows correctly, no System Restore Point can be used to revert Windows 10 back to Windows 7.
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  8.    3 Days Ago #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    To backup, +1, a previous poster's answer: if I understand Windows correctly, no System Restore Point can be used to revert Windows 10 back to Windows 7.
    You are correct System Restore can only be use for restoring Windows system files and settings.
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  9.    1 Day Ago #9
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    When you upgrade to a new build, all system restore points are deleted by design, because they are irrelevant in the new environment.

    After upgrading to a new Win 10 build, you are allowed 10 days to revert to the previous build- Windows.old is created when you upgrade and used for the reversion. It is deleted automatically after the 10 day period.

    This is how you go back to a previous build:
    Go Back to the Previous Version of Windows in Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Note that Backup and Restore is being deprecated by MS, and 3rd party tools are recommended by them (and for a long time us) such as Macrium Reflect (free) - far more robust and feature rich.
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  10.    1 Day Ago #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    No. It is used to create a very unreliable system image backup of your current installation and, maybe, be able to restore your system in the event of a major system failure, either software or hardware failure.
    I would not say very unreliable, but I would say less reliable than our favourite Macrium Reflect which is extremely reliable.
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