Do you have System Restore enabled?

Discussion in 'polls' started by adam993, Apr 25, 2011.

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Do you have System restore enabled?

  1. Yes

    77 vote(s)
    44.3%
  2. No

    64 vote(s)
    36.8%
  3. No, I use other ISR software (e.g:Rollback Rx)

    33 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. adam993

    adam993 Registered Member

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    I have
     
  2. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Even on PCs running ISR software, I enabled SR.
    I keep only the last SR Point.
    I remember when some Windows Updates couldn't be installed, because ISR software had disabled SR. :mad:
     
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  3. blacknight

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    No, it's not a full and complete system cleaning, neither restore. I use a disk image software. Good also snapshots restore softwares.
     
  4. Sadeghi85

    Sadeghi85 Registered Member

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    I disabled it. Instead, I use ERUNT, it backs up registry once a day. In my experience restoring registry solves most of problems, for the rest I have full image backups on a separate drive. Disabling SR also makes image backups smaller and I don't need to worry about losing restore points when doing a defrag.
     
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  5. wat0114

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    No. Image backup/restore approach is used instead.
     
  6. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    i use either Shadow Defender or a system image.
     
  7. Aaron Here

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    No, as I use Rollback Rx. Imho, SR (at least on WinXP) is undeserving of its name!
     
  8. Carver

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    Both, I use very Limited system restore and ATI.
     
  9. Ibrad

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    Yes I keep SR on, on every one of my machines. I use it before each time I install security software or make major changes. SR has saved my PC a few times (Like when I installed ZoneAlarm and MSE 1 and I could not get into my machine. Then I went into SafeMode and none of them would uninstall. Or the time when I accidentally shut my PC down while it was updating Windows and it would not boot). So its been pretty valuable for me personally.
     
  10. Ed_H

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    No...it never worked when I needed it.

    I use FD-ISR and ShadowProtect.
     
  11. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    No, I use Keriver 1-Click Restore Pro!
     
  12. Cutting_Edgetech

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    No, it just takes up resources, and uses more disk space. Its not dependable. I use Shadow Protect 4 on W7, and Acronis True Image 11 on XP.
     
  13. Osaban

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    No I don't. Imaging software instead.
     
  14. J_L

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    No I don't, disk imaging is far more reliable than that and ISR.
     
  15. Heimdall

    Heimdall Registered Member

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    No. I use Macrium Reflect Free.
     
  16. Noob

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    ISR is totally crap from my point of view.
    I've tried using it a few times before, most of the times it worked fine. Sometimes it just won't work.
    BUT i hate how it leaves so many traces and they're hard to remove manually after xD
     
  17. pegr

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    Same here.
     
  18. Boyfriend

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    No. I prefer system image and deep freeze :)
     
  19. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    The first step I do when I install Windows is to disable System restore. Not only is it not as efficient as other 3rd party programs, its service constantly running before very application install gives you a slight performance hit.

    I use Acronis True Image FTW
     
  20. Noob

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    Acronis here too, love the feature set :D
     
  21. Scifi

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    No, never needed/used it. No need then for me to keep it on.
     
  22. ProTruckDriver

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    Yes, always. :)
     
  23. zero_Phil

    zero_Phil Registered Member

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    Never use it - R-Drive Image has been 100% reliable for years.
     
  24. Rampastein

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    I've got it enabled, and it has saved my Windows installation a few times from a messed up Kaspersky beta uninstallation (back when I didn't know how to remove AV programs manually). I dislike how many traces it leaves behind though.
     
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  25. jpcummins

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    When I attempted to use System Restore it always seemed to fail. I have ATI and Macrium Reflect images on two separate external drives.

    John
     
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