Save restore point to disc (cd) using Windows XP SP2

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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.
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  1. 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.
    >
  2. 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.
    > >
    >
    >
  3. 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=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/windowsxpsystemrestore.asp

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

    --
    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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