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System Restore


r.s.logan

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Why does System Restore take so long to load up on Vista compared to Xp ?????

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chub_tor

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If you have CCleaner installed, check under the Tools button and you will see System Restore. I have found that clicking it brings up all my Restore points much faster than using the regular Vista interface.

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ThickMick

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Not trying to Hijack the thread but on Vista I only have restore points that go back 24 hours not well into the past like XP

Wondered if yours were the same

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mick

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r.s.logan

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"mfletch" Everything o.k on computer .Just checked "C" drive . Says 367gb free of 455 gb . I'll just leave it as it is ,just thought there was something not right when it took so long .See what you mean re. restore points .Many thanks for advice / help , appreciated .

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mfletch

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It depends on the size of your C/drive as the SR takes up 15% when full so it is going to take a long time to load,

If your computer is running OK you can turn the SR off then back on again and create a new restore point,

You will notice the difference in SR loading it will load very fast but as time goes on it will get slower and slower as more restore points are added.

Hope this helped,

Steps to turn off System Restore

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab. {Protection for Vista}
3. Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box. {unpick The drive you want to turn off}
4. Click OK.
5. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore:
You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.
Do you want to turn off System Restore?After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

Steps to turn on System Restore

1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab. {Protection for Vista}
3. Click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
4. Click OK.
After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

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r.s.logan

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From clicking System Restore Icon , to appearing on screen with suggested restore point,3 mins. Never had any probs with XP and loaded lot faster. Time to actually restore to choosen date , normal .As stated in original post , it is time it takes to load up .

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mooly

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How long is long :)
Do you mean to create a restore point or to restore from one ?
It can take several minutes to restore.

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rdave13

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Because it might be better? Always was unreliable in XP.

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