Windows 10: System Restore Windows 10
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I've been using system restore for years and once again it has saved me sure pain and suffering. Something strange started happening with Chrome; Norton was reporting large data output when accessing Google news articles, I couldn't access Extensions in Chrome settings it simply closed the browser. Googling the problem was no help. Same for deleting and reinstalling Chrome. Fortunately System Restore sets a restore point for every major Win 10 critical update. I went back to the most recent restore point and all is well.
Yes, I know you don't really need this information here but when things go well I like to tell someone. System restore should be automatically on with Win 10 but sadly it isn't. Microsoft... are you listening
Do you use rollback RX and True image at the same time ? I heard they don't play well together
With many of the tools eg Mcrium Reflect Free, you can create a full system image periodically (say wekly), but do differential backups ie backup the changes on a (say) daily basis with an automatic schedule - these supplementary backups are tiny compared to main image backup. So you the restore the main backup plus the differential backups.
There are two types of supplementary backups
1) differential - the backup contains all changes since last full backup. So you only need that plus last differential backup.
2) incremental - the backup contains all changes since last incremental backup. So you need the full backup plus a "chain" of incremental backups.
Incs are more space efficient than diffs, but diffs are easier to manage. If an inc fails, all incs afterwards are useless. I use diffs as for most home users the space difference is insignificant.
Of course, if you make a lot of changes, then you should start with a new full image.
neat idea if you can do it automatically like a post command or something how do you do it?
I haven't heard of drive cloner is it a serious alternative?
I never thought of that actually you are right incremental and diff backups if made daily can replace restore points
but im not sure the space I have is sufficient my disk is only one terabyte and my external not connected all the time is 3 terabyte
but thanks for the tip it may come handy
My friend and I both have Win 10 with the Anniversary Update, also we have probably about the same amt. of programs and files stored on our C drive. Her restore point is 421.83 MB and mine is 162.41 GB, that is huge for my restore point. I have 10% allotted for my restore points and she has 3% allotted for her restore points. Does these percentage amounts have anything to do with the size of the restore point?
The percentage is for the maximum amount of storage space to be used by System Protection instead. The higher the percentage, the more restore points you will be able to store and have available.
Is it unusual for a restore point to be 162 GB? I've had different people tell me that they have never seen a Restore Point to be that big.
Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing where it shows a restore point is that size to see what it may be?
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