1.    14 Apr 2017 #1
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    restore point uninstalled applications


    if you make a restore point and then you uninstall different applications: will these applications be installed after restoring the restore point you've made before uninstalling the applications?
    how can such a restore point install these applications: it does not contain a backup of the applications?
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  2.    14 Apr 2017 #2
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    Restore points do not affect user files. It only affects Microsoft system files, so your applications should be safe. Personally, I take a system image every week. The system image restores everything, including user files, on your PC to the time when the image was taken. It is very useful, and I recommend it. A lot of people on this forum like Macrium. I don't and use the Windows System Image utility. I have the CU and have encountered no problems with it. FYI
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  3.    14 Apr 2017 #3
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    on the internet I've read when you delete the directory WindowsApps (to resolve the error of a restoration of a restore point): the restoration of the restore point will install all the apps of WindowsApps.
    are windowsapps system files?
    or is it not right the restoration of the restore point will install the deleted windowsapps?
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  4.    14 Apr 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by louis14 View Post
    if you make a restore point and then you uninstall different applications: will these applications be installed after restoring the restore point you've made before uninstalling the applications?
    it does not contain a backup of the applications?
    Yes, restore points save program objects, and yes, if you uninstall a program and then restore back to an earlier checkpoint the program will be reinstated.

    Restore points contain a backup of .exe objects (wherever they are, even in My Documents).

    The job of System Restore is to bring the system state (registry, WMI, COM+, etc.) and all binaries, including executables, back to exactly the state at the time of the restore point. System Restore does not exclude executable files in users’ Documents folders because programs and drivers (or spyware) can be installed anywhere, not just under c:Program Files. We have no way of knowing what is installed, what is downloaded, and what is just put there for any other reason. Therefore, we restore a specific set of files on all volumes where system protection is enabled.
    Source

    The list of object types included in a system restore (in addition to the Windows directory) is here: Monitored File Name Extensions (Windows)
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  5.    14 Apr 2017 #5
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    All that being said, I would not rely on system restore for anything other than system files. If you are concerned about your apps or data, I would take a system image. The thing to be aware of is the system image wipes out the entire C drive and restores it in its entirety from the system image.
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  6.    14 Apr 2017 #6
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    I wouldn't rely on system restore for anything to be honest. System Restore fails: AppxStaging %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApp 0x80070091 - - Windows 10 Forums

    It can be useful when it works I guess, but it is just so slow... It could be my imagination as I've not timed it but restoring a Macrium system image seems faster.
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  7.    14 Apr 2017 #7
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    A system restore takes about 5 minutes on my machine. I just prefer system image myself, but a lot of folks on this forum really like Macrium. I just am not one of them. Have a good weekend ...
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