Restore Point

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    priscus

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    Does anyone know if you can, in effect, 'freeze' a particular restore point's image long term? ie prevent it from eventually being lost as restore points accumulate and displace it from the list.

    I have noticed if you are trying to resolve an issue, you can get through successive restore points rather quickly, so it would be useful to have a protected restore point from prior to tackling the problems.
     
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    Read https://www.ghacks.net/2010/05/09/how-to-backup-system-restore-points/

    Also, you might check out what Elizabeth23 posted a while back:

    How to do a Manual SYSTEM RESTORE in XP

    A. Connect your non-bootable hard drive to another computer, as a secondary drive or use a usb adapter or enclosure, If you can see your data on the drive, back it up Now, then follow the rest of these instructions.

    B. Open Windows Explorer. Click on Tools|Folder Options|View. Check the box beside "Show hidden files and folders". Apply your change.

    NOTE D: may not represent the hard drive you connected to your PC, it may be E: or F: or G:, it all depends on how many other drives (including cd/dvd) you have in your host PC, So substitute the appropriate drive letter in the instructions below.

    C. Navigate to the D:\System Volume Information folder. You will see a folder named something like _restore{.........} the dots represent an alpha-numeric sequence.

    In this folder you will see folders named RP0....RPnn. Find the one with the highest number.

    These are your System Restore points. In the highest numbered folder you will see a folder named snapshot. In this folder are registry hive files which you need to recover your system:

    _registry_user_.default

    _registry_machine_security

    _registry_machine_software

    _registry_machine_system

    _registry_machine_sam

    D. Create a subdirectory; i.e, D:\Windows\TMP. Copy these files to the TMP subdirectory. Rename them to:

    default

    SECURITY

    software

    system

    SAM

    Note Be sure to lose the period (.) in the file named _registry_user_.default

    E. Delete the files in the D:\windows\system32\config subdirectory with the same short names.

    F. Copy the D:\windows\tmp files to the D:\windows\system32\config. subdirectory.

    G.Put your drive back in its original system. Your system should start normally. If you get the same error repeat the procedure and choose another folder ( RPnn) (next highest number). You can repeat this procedure choosing lower RPnn numbers until you get it booting again.

    If you are denied access to any folders you will have to take "Ownership" of the folders first. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

    If this procedure fails to work you need to repair or reinstall Windows.
     
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    if your space is low then points will be overwritten, however if you use ccleaner, then you can erase the points that you do not want and keep the ones you do, this will keep lots of space available for your old points, or you can use ERUNT, takes less space than system restore and is much faster, the restore points are in the c/windows folder so they can be accessed through a boot disk or recovery console , I have restored my registry several times with erunt :)
     
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    Thanks Elizabeth, that is probably the easiest way then, I guess.
     
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    :):):)
     
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    great question

    COOL FOR CC CLEANER :):):)
     
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