System State - System Restore

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  1. victord66

    victord66 Registered Member

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    How does the backup of a system state with TI 2009 differ from the winXP system restore?

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  2. seekforever

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    Good question but I don't know of any exhaustive list that states exactly what is backed up as System State.

    However, I consider it useless. Why bother with it? Make an image of the partition of whatever, then when you restore it you know you are putting it back in exactly the same state as when you made the image. You don't have to worry about anything be left in or out of the restored data. This is exactly why I image instead of using Windows System Restore. I apply the same rationale to Try and Decide but making an image does take a bit longer.
     
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    That's fine and is what I do most of the time, but on the odd occassion I just want to restore the registry. I recently had a problem where I screwed up a few settings and didn't want to restore the whole system partition. I was told by an online chat techie that I could just restore the "config" folder. However this didn't work as that folder is always in use when windows is running. So I want a way to just restore the 'system state' without affecting any of my data files, but I was just curious if the TI system state backup is similar to the windows system restore in this respect. Or maybe I should just turn on the windows system restore option. Any thoughts?
     
  4. Xpilot

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    FWIW I keep Windows system restore switched on and sometimes use it. I keep it up to the mark by regularly running Windows disk cleanup and by using the advanced button all but the current system restore point can be deleted.

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    I can't see in XP-SP3 Advanced where to empty Restore Point/s. All I see is a % slider. Appreciate info. please.
     
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    My mistake. In Windows disk clean up click on the more options tab. There is the option to delete all but the latest restore point.

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  7. Acronis Support

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    You can backup either disks and partitions or the system state that comprises the boot files, registry, protected Windows files, and COM+ CLASS registration database. Backing up the System state allows you to restore the system files, drivers, etc., but not the data files and folders you use in your work. To be able to restore the data files and folders, select the disks and partitions.

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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
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