WinXP restore

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by nixie21, Mar 23, 2007.

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  1. nixie21

    nixie21 Registered Member

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    Ok, I have my snapshots with FD-ISR, before I made them I had turned off system restore. Is this a bad idea? Is there any reason I would want to keep XP's restore on with FD-ISR? If so, I am guessing it does not need to be the usual 12% it is at by default?

    Thanks
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Since I've been using FDISR, on any new machine 3 things happen. FDISR goes on, and System Restore, and Windows Security Center get turn off.

    FDISR is kinda like System restore on steroids.

    Pete
     
  3. ErikAlbert

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    nixie,
    Some disaster scenarios, don't allow you to boot in Windows anymore.
    That makes XP Restore useless, because you can't even get to Windows.
    You don't have that problem with FDISR.

    1. you simply reboot and wait until the FDISR Splash Screen appears.
    2. you press the F1-key and select/reboot the secondary snapshot (= rollback snapshot)
    3. you refresh your work snapshot with your rollback snapshot
    4. you reboot in your work snapshot and you are back as nothing happened.

    Although you have FDISR now, never neglect your backup with Acronis True Image, because one day, you will need that one too. Like any other software, FDISR has its enemies too in the software world.
    Have fun with it. :)
     
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  4. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    Well put Erik!
     
  5. Seer

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    Hello nixie21.

    Excellent idea.

    No reason whatsoever. Stop and disable service also. :)


    Regards :thumb:
     
  6. EASTER.2010

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    Man i have been there too many times to count (4) exactly, and that's 4 more than you ever want for a 24/7 op. System Restore is TARGETED! by many malware/viruses to make sure they achieve maximum discomfort on you. Did me and it worked. SR was useless, even after i discovered a method to boot up normally using the first installed registry settings i found system folders/files wiped leaving no choice but that frustrating irratating task of reinstall over the programs (so you don't lose them) by selecting "leave current file system intact" which means not reformatting. It's a very ugly scenario even after doing that because you end up having to reinstall programs again. Ugh!

    This FD-ISR is looking like god-ware! to me. LoL
     
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  7. Longboard

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    @nixie:
    afaicr having "lots" of SR points will/may also increase the size of the snapshots

    Hey easter: what did you do about your back-ups cloning. ?
     
  8. ErikAlbert

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    I've just read in another thread, that disabling System Restore saves 10% on your harddisk, but that's not really important for me.

    Windows CD has nothing but mediocre Applications, it's like a cheap house without comfort.
     
  9. Longboard

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    Heh: nixies' original 'C'drive was 83G: remember when 8G really meant something :D
     
  10. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    I agree again, I do not bother with system restore at all, there are better advantages.
     
  11. EASTER.2010

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    I deleted the ones i had kept on alternative hard drives to free up space for newer ventures so the ones on plastic deteriorated over time, CD's, this was before i discovered USBflash & external drives.

    I've since built up a more healthy collection of METAL hard drives from which to store my clones/images and never trust in plastic again. We all discover at some point which method stands out as best as we climb this technology ladder.
     
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