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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 2:45:05 PM

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Hi,
I know that Windows XP SP2 has a built in feature to restore my
computer to a previous time. I also know and have made a restore
point....can I save or burn this information on a cd? The reason I ask this,
is that I wish to had a software program called CleanUp so as I regain some
of my disc space. To use this program it is advised to make a backup of your
hard disk before running CleanUp for the first time....I thought system
restore might be the fastest and easiest way to do so.
In the past I have made a system restore point.....after all was said &
done & new software added after the fact.....system restore would not work &
I had to take my computer to the repair shop.
I really want to add CleanUp .... could you please advise me how to
safeguard my computer in case I do have problems after the fact.
Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration.
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 8:18:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

1. Restore points cannot be saved to removable storage.

2. Are you confusing System Restore with backing up?

Ted Zieglar

"Cruzing96" <Cruzing96@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6DF4913A-1AC1-4279-8884-2789FF330E27@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I know that Windows XP SP2 has a built in feature to restore my
> computer to a previous time. I also know and have made a restore
> point....can I save or burn this information on a cd? The reason I ask
> this,
> is that I wish to had a software program called CleanUp so as I regain
> some
> of my disc space. To use this program it is advised to make a backup of
> your
> hard disk before running CleanUp for the first time....I thought system
> restore might be the fastest and easiest way to do so.
> In the past I have made a system restore point.....after all was said
> &
> done & new software added after the fact.....system restore would not work
> &
> I had to take my computer to the repair shop.
> I really want to add CleanUp .... could you please advise me how to
> safeguard my computer in case I do have problems after the fact.
> Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration.
>
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 8:18:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Maybe I am getting the two confused.
1. When you back up the computer or make a restore point......
a. both bring the computer to the point that the backup was made.
Also the restore point replaces/brings the computer back to where it was when
the restore point was made.
b. This results the same outcome?



"Ted Zieglar" wrote:

> 1. Restore points cannot be saved to removable storage.
>
> 2. Are you confusing System Restore with backing up?
>
> Ted Zieglar
>
> "Cruzing96" <Cruzing96@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6DF4913A-1AC1-4279-8884-2789FF330E27@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I know that Windows XP SP2 has a built in feature to restore my
> > computer to a previous time. I also know and have made a restore
> > point....can I save or burn this information on a cd? The reason I ask
> > this,
> > is that I wish to had a software program called CleanUp so as I regain
> > some
> > of my disc space. To use this program it is advised to make a backup of
> > your
> > hard disk before running CleanUp for the first time....I thought system
> > restore might be the fastest and easiest way to do so.
> > In the past I have made a system restore point.....after all was said
> > &
> > done & new software added after the fact.....system restore would not work
> > &
> > I had to take my computer to the repair shop.
> > I really want to add CleanUp .... could you please advise me how to
> > safeguard my computer in case I do have problems after the fact.
> > Thanking you in advance for your time and consideration.
> >
>
>
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 11:03:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hi,

No, SR doesn't work that way. System Restore monitors only a core set
of specified system and application file types (e.g. .exe, .dll etc),
while Backup Utility typically backs up all files including users
personal data files, ensuring a safe copy stored either on the local
disk or to another medium. System Restore does not monitor changes to
or recover users' personal data files such as documents, graphics,
e-mail, and so on. While system data contained in System Restore's
restore points are available to restore to for only a limited period
(restore points older than 90 days are deleted by default), backups
made by the Backup Utility can be recovered at any time.

Here are a couple of articles on SR.
Microsoft Windows XP System Restore (Windows XP Technical Articles):
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding System Restore in Windows XP:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/p...

--
Regards,
Bert Kinney [MS-MVP DTS]
http://dts-l.org/

Cruzing96 wrote:
> Maybe I am getting the two confused.
> 1. When you back up the computer or make a restore
> point...... a. both bring the computer to the
> point that the backup was made.
> Also the restore point replaces/brings the computer back
> to where it was when the restore point was made.
> b. This results the same outcome?
>
>
>
> "Ted Zieglar" wrote:
>
>> 1. Restore points cannot be saved to removable storage.
>>
>> 2. Are you confusing System Restore with backing up?
>>
>> Ted Zieglar
>>
>> "Cruzing96" <Cruzing96@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> in message
>> news:6DF4913A-1AC1-4279-8884-2789FF330E27@microsoft.com...
>>> Hi,
>>> I know that Windows XP SP2 has a built in feature
>>> to restore my computer to a previous time. I also know
>>> and have made a restore point....can I save or burn
>>> this information on a cd? The reason I ask this,
>>> is that I wish to had a software program called
>>> CleanUp so as I regain some
>>> of my disc space. To use this program it is advised to
>>> make a backup of your
>>> hard disk before running CleanUp for the first
>>> time....I thought system restore might be the fastest
>>> and easiest way to do so. In the past I have made a
>>> system restore point.....after all was said &
>>> done & new software added after the fact.....system
>>> restore would not work &
>>> I had to take my computer to the repair shop.
>>> I really want to add CleanUp .... could you please
>>> advise me how to safeguard my computer in case I do
>>> have problems after the fact. Thanking you in advance
>>> for your time and consideration.
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