Simple alternative to windows restore points?

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  1. Bob27

    Bob27 Registered Member

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    ....old XP with limited system resources,

    I looked into imaging and cloning, but is there something that is even simper, and basically works like windows restore but is more effective?
     
  2. Alexhousek

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    It's been years since I used XP, but when I did I swore by a product called WinRescue XP. You can find information about it here:

    http://www.superwin.com/rescuexp.htm

    Please be aware that I have no idea if it is still in development or if there are better products now. But, in it's day, it was a great tool.
     
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    Thanx, I'll look into it. I think what I'm looking for is some sort of snapshot program, to go back when I get a corrupted or infected download, and ststem restore points are often hit and miss.
     
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    A new simple to operate imaging/snapshot program is taking off because its that good. Check it out. Time Machine AX64 http://www.ax64.com/#!prettyPhoto
     
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    Thanx for your reply...saw your thread

    I need something light 256MB ram 16gig HD/9gig available
    will this run on my machine?
     
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    I would go on the AX64 thread and address your question to Isso. He's the developer, and will answer your question promptly. Your PC looks like a 2003 model with XP. It was marginal then. I had an XP with 1GB RAM from 2004 that I replaced with a 8GB RAM and 1.5TB HD running WIN7 64x in 2011. It's great. I would consider a new computer. They're cheaper than ever. Don't forget that Microsoft won't support XP after this year.
     
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    Hi Bob. A 256mb system will be tough to deal with these days.

    For single snapshot capability: Toolwiz Time Freeze and Returnil... both lite virtualization products (and FREE, I believe).

    Multiple snapshot is harder due to your system size. The tool of choice "back in the day" was FD-ISR... no longer supported, but you may be able to dig up an installer and a registration code.
     
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    considering how slow a machine that came in to work recently running xp with 512mb of ram was then I do not expect anything to run well on that small amount of memory.
     
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