XP restore points ?

  Magik™ 12:58 09 Apr 03

hi, am i right in thinking that XP makes it's own restore points?. every time i put something in i make my own, and that is all that is there, if it does do it's own, where would i find them?

thanks all...

  galatic door 13:07 09 Apr 03

The registry stores System Restore keys and values in three places.
3.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore

  GroupFC 13:10 09 Apr 03

but my understanding is that XP does create its own restore points if system restore has been enabled. From the xp help pages:-To turn on System Restore
Open System Properties.
Ensure that the Turn off System Restore check box is cleared.

To open System Properties, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.

To access system restore go to:- Programmes>Accessories>System tools>system restore.

Hope this helps.

  galatic door 13:29 09 Apr 03

yes you are right and you can set the time for how long you want xp to make a restore point on its own.

  Rhuddlan 13:32 09 Apr 03

I have noticed that XP creates it's own restore points, such as when you install a program or update the operating system from the Internet. I had problems with my user accounts and I used system restore to restore to a previous time a week earlier when I installed Norton Antivirus 2003, it's really useful, it's just a shame it's not in earlier versions of Windows.

  GroupFC 13:41 09 Apr 03

Ok so now you've got me!

Can you explain a liitle more about setting the time for how long you want xp to make a restore point and how you do it? (with apologies, but your post didn't really make much sense to me).

  graham 14:38 09 Apr 03

My PC 'help' says Restore Points are created daily and at the time of significant events. These are stored for one to three weeks.

  leo49 14:44 09 Apr 03

Read what MS has to say about how it works.

http ://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwxp/html/windowsxpsystemrestore.asp

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  Magik™ 17:00 09 Apr 03

first. sorry i have not come back earlier, the other half thinks shopping is more important.

thank you all for replying, i have now got the gist of it.and thank you for the link..


  askgreg 19:54 14 Apr 03

I don't have XP myself, but I was asked recently about reinstallation.
Will the 'Restore' point help to cut out the necessity to reinstall.? I thought it might well do.
The problem is with 'Internet Explorer';is it just possible that the fault could be found by doing one of these 'Restores' or would a reinstallation of IE6 be advisable.?

Many thanks in anticipation.

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