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Windows 10 restore

Q: Windows 10 restore

Where can I find all the system restore files. I would like to delete the old ones as I invoke new ones. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 restore

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Windows 10 restore

Depending on how much hard drive space you allocated to system protection, the older restore files should automatically be removed as new restore files are created.

Are you having some sort of issue that needs to be addressed?

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I have an ACER laptop that had windows installed on ti when I got it.  I tried to upgrade from the windows 10 link while it was free.  The install would get to the final stages and then could not continue so it would try to revert back to windows
7.  the computer would run all night and never get back to windows 7. I had to re install from my restore discs.  I put an early version of windows 8  on and now it wants to upgrade to windows8.1 but doesn't complete, so I am running the early
win 8. but would like to try windows 10 again but no longer have the free win 10 link available.  What can I do now?

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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Hi, I have been quite playing with some file with an unknown extensions like .ctp for a cakePhp file. Then I accidentally choose to open it using shell32.dll, so after that whenever i try to open the file it giving me an error. how can i restore the default association type of the file which is the windows shell common dll?

A:Windows Shell Common Dll Restore file type association restore.

Hello Marie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened to undo and fix it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Windows 7 was correctly displaying a message that

"Windows detected a hard disk problem"
"Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss".

I was then given this option later:
"Don't ask me about this problem again (not recommended)."

Since I ran utilities that showed Windows was right,I chose the option to not ask
me about this problem again.

As that may have been unwise at the time, I would like to undo that step
and have Windows ask me anout this problem again. How do
I restore receiving the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" message?
 

A:Restore Restore Windows 7 message about hard disk problem

Hello,
The only way I know how is to use System Restore (NOT A FULL RESTORE), to roll back to a date prior to you making the change. It will affect any programs or Windows updates installed since, so you may want to remove those first, and then reinstall them after the System Restore has completed; check out this reference:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore

Hope this helps, best regards

The Cleaver
 

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Hello,
first let me introduce myself, I am new to Seven forums, I am an expert in Windows OSes......
Now lets get to the question, I want to change my hard disk's partition table to GPT (its currently in MBR partition table) for that i created a system image of my windows 7, its currently booting EFI Mode and i want to to be UEFI mode.

Please don't hesitate to ask more details

Any help is appreciated

Damon H.

A:How to restore windows 7 image created in EFI to restore in UEFI mode

Hi

Sorry for the late reply. EFI and UEFI are the same thing ( UEFI is based on Intel's EFI project with only some minor changes made by "UEFI Consortium" ). I didn't really understand what do you meant by "its currently booting EFI Mode and i want to to be UEFI mode". Would you please explain what you are really trying to achieve ?.

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GETTING MY WINDOWS BACK AFTER "RESTORE" DID NOT WORK...Thank you

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD C-60 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1770 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6290 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225060 MB, Free - 185488 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE10-BZ
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:retrieving my session when windows did not shut down properly restore did not restore

What's the model name and model number of that Acer?

It appears to be a netbook model and not a laptop or desktop model.

Which country do you live in?

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I have taken a full (Image ?) backup of both my laptops to an external expansion drive.

I am now trying to recover some files and folders from one of the backups.

I have some folders in the C:\ root directory and some in the C:\users\fred\applications folder.

I cannot get the restore program to select the folder in the C:\ root, and whilst I can search for the folder called Applications in the C:\users\fred the restore program will not show all the folders under the user fred when browsing.

I've tried the search, browse, folders and files etc. but Micrsoft apear to assume that all users will only use the half dozen standard document music, video folders.

Does any body know how I can make Microsoft Windows 7 restore show all the folders when browsing?

I have read the help before posting this issue.

Regards,

A:Selecting Folders to restore in Microsoft Windows 7 Backup and Restore

Hello Crumbley, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If this is for a system image and not a Windows backup, then you could use the method in the tutorial below to manually extract files and folders from the image if you like.

System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone, I'm new to this site, and hope someone can really help me. I homeschool my grandchildren and I can't afford to service my pc. I'm using HP vista home version, and I want to restore my pc to an earlier date than what is listed. Those dates are not earlier enough, the pc needs to be restored to two months ago, before it started acting up. Does anyone know how to that??My pc shuts down with the message: THERE WAS A FATAL ERROR AND WINDOWS HAS SHUT DOWN.PLEASE HELP,Thanking anyone and all in advance.fuzzy75Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How to restore windows vista to an earlier restore point

You can't. Whatever restore points are available is all there is. In the future I strongly suggest you consider using Disk Imaging Software.

Disk Imaging software takes a "snapshot" of your drive as it exists at the time you create the image. You can then restore the entire image or any file(s) or folder(s) you choose. It is a virtually foolproof way of backing up your system and providing a safe haven in the event of a catastrophe that requires you to blow away your system partition and restore it to a previous state. It also allows you to "test" various software and be confident that you have a the ability to return to the prior state any time you choose.
I use Acronis True Image. It is the best of breed, but it isn't free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.

1) I create an image of my system partition once a week to a second hard drive and keep the 2 or 3 most recent images. I also image my other partitions about once a month. I always enable "verify image" in the options. It takes a little longer, but insures a valid image.
2) I also create an image before performing any drive level function (ie, changing the size of a partition) or making any significant change to the OS (installing a service pack, upgrading IE, etc). Also sometimes before installing new software.
3) Images may be created on any medium (cd, dvd, external drive, etc). For obvious reasons they should not be stored on the same drive you are imaging. The be... Read more

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it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.

A:Windows XP System Restore not saving restore points

See if this Information helps.

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I am trying to completely wipe my computer clean by using the windows 7 disc. Problem is i cant get the disc to boot on star up.

A:System restore, I cant restore my computer with a windows 7 disc

Where did you get "the windows 7 disc" ?
Maybe it is a bad disc ?
Is your BIOS setup to boot from the optical disc as the first device ?

This tutorial has everything needed to reinstall Windows including where to get the latest Windows installation ISO and how to burn it to DVD.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
You do need a valid genuine readable COA key for your licensed version.

Is this an OEM PC such as HP, Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, ... , or a custom/home built ?
Did your PC come with Ultimate pre-installed ?

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Hi

Ok I borke world recored for formating windows 7 , the last 2 months .
The problem is ;
Windows System restore keep freezing , I'm not trying to do system restore , but when I try to install/remove a software , windows try to create restore point , making the installation/removing prograss freeze , till the process fail , takes about an hour to. Installation/removing will continues after.

This windows is 6 days old , issue keep getting back after each format , sometimes after 2 weeks, sometimes after few days , once happened after installing graphic driver ( was first and only thing installed ) .

Sometimes it works fine after reboot , then refuse to work hour later .

I turned system protection off , the installing/removing works fine.
I tried tracking the issue , but it happens randomly .
Is this another windows 7 bug ?

What could trigger this issue ?
I did full scan , Kasper Sky , Avast ,and Nod32 , system is clean.
Removed Anti viruse .
Reinstalled , repaired windows through upgrade , issue still exist , not fixed.
System restore works fine in safe mode.

Any help , would be appreciated.
Thanks.

A:Windows 7 system restore point. Can't create / restore .

I solved this issue. Might someone els find this thread helpful.

Since it worked in safe mode and not in normal mode , there must be something perventing it from this.
in MSconfig , I unchecked all startup , and all services , except Microsoft services , System point was working fine then, I enabled few services and startup till I found the software causing this issue , it was graphic tweaking tool that comes with graphic card driver (Zotac fire storm ) I unistalled it , but it wasn't enough , I had to remove the startup entry manualy , now system working perfectly .

I hope this methode helps people that suffering from smiliar issue .
Note : If it fail to create restore point in safe mode , probably system file is damaged , and the above might not work.

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Hello.

I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?

A:will a restore point restore windows to previous version?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MonsterKiller


Hello.

I wondered. if i created a restore point on Windows 7 Home 32bit then updated to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit would that restore point restore Windows back to the home edition?


Putting it simple No you would end up overwriting the 32 bit so it would not even be there.
Jerry

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I have seen numerous people are having this problem but I have not been able to find a solution that works for me. I figured I would post my own problem and maybe somebody could recommend a solution.

I have been trying to use Windows System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created several restore points on my own but when I restart and run the program, it says I have no restore points available. I have 40 gb allocated for restore points and have used less than 10 percent of my hard drive space.

does anybody know of any good process to follow that will fix this issue and make System Restore usable.

Thanks a lot.

A:Windows 7 System restore problem no restore points

Have you tried ticking show more restore points?

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My hard disk was recently re-imaged as part of a laptop repair. I had backed up my files using Windoes Live OneCare. I then did a restore using Windows Live OneCare. I then tried to Import the restored Mail file, it seemed to work, but when I looked, my old messages were not there. The Imported file structure was there, but no messages. Can any one help me restore my old messages?

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I tried the steps on SevenForums, and Microsoft.com. The Microsoft steps didn't work for me at all and the SevenForums steps didn't either. I tried the RegCure Pro program to fix system errors, and that did not do it. I used an ISO from a website to reinstall my Windows 7 because I wanted to start fresh as new because my manufacturer did not send a Windows 7 Installation CD. My computer is Korean brand.. Wolf'n'fox, and my computer specs are:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz (4CPUS) ~3.1GHz
4096MB RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550Ti

I really don't think my system is functioning properly because I cannot run Internet Explorer even from its directory in Program Files. The default background and personalization seem to not be working and my old System Restore points are gone... I don't know if its in Windows.old because I restored everything to my C: except Program Files and Program Files (x86) because I got access denied in the steps the SevenForums gave me in elevated CMD Prompt at : Windows.old folder - Restore into a new installation

Since I did not have the Windows Installation CD and the contents in it, I used F8 at start up to do the SevenForum steps and when I did some of the steps such as /move y "C:\Windows.old\Program Files" C:, and the bootsect command (which I did from elevated CMD on desktop because I used my USB flash drive to reinstall Windows 7) Windows keep telling me that its access denied.

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A:Windows 7 Windows.old folder restore failed.... How do I restore?

Hello YPMagic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Normally OEM computers come with a factory recovery partition that can be used to do a factory restore of Windows 7 with. You'll need to read your computer's manual for the steps on how to do it though.

Otherwise, the tutorial below can help show you how to download a Windows 7 ISO to create a bootable DVD/USB with to then use to reinstall Windows 7 with. You'll just need to enter your product key number on the COA sticker on your computer during installation to activate Windows 7 with.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I pulled the plug for my PC by mistake when I was sorting something out and I had firefox running with 3 windows opened. I switched it back on and restarted firefox. The session restore tab appeared this all my windows listed and checked, but when I hit restore only 1 was restored.

This has happened to me before on firefox 3.6, all I did was exit and start firefox again and the other windows showed up. But that didn't work on firefox 14.

I've managed to restore the sessionstore.js file to a previous version. When I restarted firefox 5 windows were listed in session restore but I could only view the tabs on 2 of them (why?). Clicked on restore and only those 2 windows appeared.

Is there any way I can recover the other 3?

A:Firefox won't restore all my windows in session restore.

Check your Firefox History list (unless you've already cleared it).

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I am unable to create or restore in windows 7..unsure why but the pics show that I can see restore facility start it but then it fails dues to a time out. *(See maessages) I have nade sure all necessary processes are running and all dependants. Ihave invoked volsnap and resized the restore chosen size.. I have to my knowledge changed any system files SFC /f is good CHKDSK is Good

NOTE: I wait many minutes for the search in system protection to find the working drive when seeking restore..it does find the action drive eventually. I have tried the restore VSB's to no avail..can anyone suggest more to try please. I checked out the error and did as suggested no success

A:Windows 7 Restore ..please help I cannot create od restore

How much free space do you have on your (C) partition?

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I am unable to create or restore in windows 7..unsure why but the pics show that I can see restore facility start it but then it fails dues to a time out. *(See maessages) I have nade sure all necessary processes are running and all dependants. Ihave invoked volsnap and resized the restore chosen size.. I have to my knowledge changed any system files SFC /f is good CHKDSK is Good

NOTE: I wait many minutes for the search in system protection to find the working drive when seeking restore..it does find the action drive eventually. I have tried the restore VSB's to no avail..can anyone suggest more to try please. I checked out the error and did as suggested no success

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When windows xp (sp2) is booting, I can see the keyboard and the mouse initialize but the boot goes no further. You continue to see the windows XP logo and the bar below it is still moving from left to right as normal but the system will never boot.
I used safe mode and restored to a previous date. This worked and I booted up normally, windows notified me that it had restored windows successfully. I shut down the computer and rebooted. The same thing occurred on boot up again. As the first time (system hang)..I rebooted and went to safe mode and restored everything again.. again the computer is up and I writing this post. When I shut down the computer it will not boot again?

Any ideas?

A:windows XP Restore (freeze) restore...

try fixing the master boot record and see if that helps at all.

what you need to do is to bootup with your windows xp cd and choose repair in the main console. dont forget to go into the bios and change the first boot device to cdrom so that the computer can boot to the cd.

when you choose repair in the main console, it will take you to a dos prompt like screen. the computer will ask you for an admin password but if you dont have one, just simply hit enter to skip it.

then on C: type in "fixboot" or "fixmbr" does matter which one. either one is fine and it will only take a sec to fix the master boot record.

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I have Windows XP. WHen I try to use "system restore", I keet getting a message that say that I cannot restore to the restore point I chose. I followed the instructions, and only choose restore points that are bolded. None work. Any help or comments? Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP System Restore (won't restore)

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The System Restore has never worked on a HP computer running Windows XP Pro Media Center Edition 2005. I have tried shutting off Norton Virus protection and Internet protection. Are there some required settings?

I can restore if I use PC Builder Boot Disk. I only assume the restore is the same quality as the Windows restore.

Marvin
 

A:System Restore does not Restore Windows XP

By "never worked" can you give us some details, and what you might have done already to troubleshoot it other than disable other programs? Have you tried turning it off to delete all old restore points, then reboot and turn it back on -- allow it to create a restore point and then see if you can restore to it? Can you create a manual restore point and restore to it?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=302796

Follow these steps and post the "SR" errors you find. You can double click them to read the description, and there is a double-paper copy icon that can be used for copy/pasting

• View the event logs to investigate System Restore service errors. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.
2. Click Administrative Tools, click Computer Management, double-click Event Viewer, and then click System.
3. Click the Source tab to sort by name, and then look for "sr" or "srservice." Double-click each of these services, and then evaluate the event description for any indication of the cause of the problem.Click to expand...
 

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i want to restore my buds laptop. he had restore turned on until about 3 weeks ago he shut it off.

question: if you shut off restore does it still keep the last restore points? and is there a way to restore in safe mode (cant boot in reg mode) if restore is shut of. when i try and turn on sys restore in safe mode it say "i cant".

any suggestions?
 

A:System restore question? Can i restore in safe mode i restore was turned off?

when you turn off restore you lose all the restore points...thats why you cant use them...If you can boot in safe mode and backup all the things you can't live without...then we will try to fix the booting problem
 

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Not sure when this issue started, so not sure if this has anything to do with XP Pro SP3. System Restore appears to function normally until attempt to restore. Select restore point > confirmation screen, click next > result = stays on confirmation screen. No cpu activity. Disabled SR and tried to re-register dll's. Was only able to re-register srclient.dll. Other dll's report loaded but "DllServerRegister point not found. . ." Suggestions please.

A:System Restore runs, creates restore points, but can't restore

Hello & welcome to TSF,

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, restart the computer. If the error still occurs, search the hard drive for the presence of the Wininit.ini file, and then rename it. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
scanreg /fix

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I bought my Lenovo with Vista Business pre-installed back in April. Although I have set restore points and new ones are constantly being added automatically, when I try to reset the computer to an earlier restore point it goes through all the motions (restarting, etc.) then ends with a message telling me that it was unable to complete the restoration. This happens no matter what restore point I select.

NOTE: I have tried to restore after uninstalling both my anti-virus (Avast) and my firewall (Zone Alarm) without success

Can anyone help me?

A:Windows Restore won't restore

Can't help but I have the same problem with my new HP desktop and Vista Premium!

Keith

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I recently used the restore application in Xp Home and lost all my applications and data. Has anyone else experienced the same problem?
 

A:Windows restore does not restore

Rogervrs said:

I recently used the restore application in Xp Home and lost all my applications and data. Has anyone else experienced the same problem?Click to expand...
When you use restore you will lose any software that you installed right back to the date that you set to restore. Usually your files remain intact but some people have lost files and I think those were saved inside of the default saving/storage folders belonging to the installed software and they got whacked.

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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If I boot the Windows 7 emergency recovery DVD it no longer finds any Windows image backups on my USB drive. I have tried it on 2 different Windows 7 PC's. I can however see the backups in the \WindowsImageBackup directory while booted from the DVD and going to the DOS prompt. The kicker is that I used these backup images before to replace hard drives on both systems. I do not know what changed. The search on the PC for the images takes only a couple seconds before failing. I have tried changing permissions and ownership on the files without success. Got any ideas?

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Hello,

A couple of months ago, my computer was infected by malware. I can't remember the details, but it was one where it appeared to be notifying me my computer was vulnerable and I needed to run the recommended scan. When I did, I couldn't even navigate though Internet Explorer due to all of the false "Virus" notifications.

I did some homework and found how to use "Safe Mode" and get into the regestry and delete the problem files, which I did (or at least thought I did).

Now, I've realized that my computer must still be somewhat infected because Windows Update doesn't work... it just slows my computer down to snail's pace to the point it is unusable. And also, my System Restore isn't working. It says that I have never saved a backup point to revert to (which I'm sure I have; it's set to do so automatically). I haven't tried to manually create a restore point, because I'm afraid to have that as my backup since I have these problems.

I've ran the MalwareBytes software and also my McAfee Antivirus Plus, but neither detect the problem. I don't have 100% confidence my antivirus software is truly protecting me.

Any help you can give me in gettting my computer clean would be much apprecaited.

Thanks for your time,
John Thomas

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hello
i am requesting help for my laptop please. on 6/8/11 i was infected with the windows restore virus. at the time i was running the free edition of avg & i've always used antimalware bytes. i ran a full virus scan that day and also the malware bytes & removed a few things, but my computer was still not running right. all my start programs were gone, i ran unhide & that helped a bit but didn't fix the problem. i still don't have many items on my start menu, accessories etc. i have redownloaded a few programs so i could use them. ever since then it's been attacked daily, i had the windows restore pop up again & then also something called security shield.

i got rid of avg and downloaded avira and also superantispyware. i update all 3 and run them everynite in safemode, although i can't seem to run the superspyware in safe mode, my computer crashes and gives me a blue screen hard disc error. i can run it it regular mode and it usually finds and removes a lot of things nightly.

right now my internet is running very slow & i get popup windows that open new ie browsers. my ie will also freeze & i can't do anything and need to poweroff with the power button. i also cannot turn on my windows updates, it says it's on, but i have a warning that it's not on. i was also infected with the whitehorse toolbar or something like that, that i uninstalled & then superantispyware found a few bits of that this am and rem... Read more

A:infected with something - windows restore, popup windows, computer freezes

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far. Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Thanks and again sorry for the delay. We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr DDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that... Read more

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I have an Acer 4810t laptop, 3GB Memory running Windows 7 home edition 32 bit. I have no 3rd party firewall and am running Norton 360 (subscription fine and up to date)

Was working fine until recently. First thing I noticed was computer wont shut down. It progresses, logs off and goes to 'Shutting Down' screen. But never gets passed this. I normally have to hard reboot, although at one point it did go to a blue screen of death.

I thought I might, then, need to update system, but I cannot get to my Windows Update screen. I choose it from Control Panel and Windows Explorer freezes. The pointer turns to a rotating circle, and that is it. I cannot even kill it in task manager.l

Finally, I thought I'd try a System Restore but this won't even load into a window at all. Clicking it has no effect.

Lastly, I did try a fix I saw somewhere about the SQMCLient but this this didnt fix anything.

I really hope someone can help!!

A:Windows Update crashes Windows Explorer, System Restore

Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Free AntiVirus
- uninstall the Norton from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of Norton using this free tool: Download and run the Norton Removal Tool
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus
- check to see if this fixes the crashes/freezes

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I've been going around with this for a while now and I can't figure out what is going on. WU consistenly errors out on me when I try to download updates and system restore will no longer restore to any older points. I've also noticed that running all of the Microsoft Diskfix tools has somehow managed to lower my SSD space in the neighbourhood of 27 GB and I'd like to get that back. I don't even know where to start so can someone point me in the right direction. I've run every diagnostic tool and everything should be working. Safe mode doesn't help either. However if anyone cares to advise I would appreciate it.

A:Windows Update and System Restore no longer working in Windows 7 64 bit...

Hello there,

 
Have you launched "Windows Update troubleshooter" yet? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Open-the-Windows-Update-troubleshooter
 
Keep us posted! 

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Hi,

I had a virus get on my computer through Windows Restore, and I'm trying to get rid of it. Originally I had errors critical error messages popping up on my computer saving the RAM was full, and this screen for Windows Restore popped up on my computer saying it would fix the problem. I didn't know what to do and used information on this site to try and remove the virus myself.

I downloaded and ran rkill and then I ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which did find some threats and removed them. I've downloaded Avast and Avast also found some threats and removed them. I unistalled the older version of Java I had on my computer, and deleted my cache.

So I thought that I have might of gotten rid of the virus, but when I start my computer I'm getting a message from the right bottom corner of the screen that some startup programs have been blocked. I'm also getting internet explorer script errors almost constantly when I use the internet, and am getting foreign audio coming through my speakers. I don't know what else to do at this point.

I downloaded Hijack This and below is my log, but can anyone tell me based on my Hijack This log if I still have the same Windows Restore Virus, where the virus is located, and how do I remove it?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:46:37 PM, on 4/20/2011
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

A:Hijack This Log - Trying to remove Windows Restore Virus on Windows Vista

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for postin... Read more

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How do I restore my simplepass readerI do not have a backup disk for password resetI like the simple pass reader betterI can't even get into my computer all I have is the please reset password screenPlease help me thanks

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Hello everyone. So I've just encountered this problem early this morning. My computer was running fine last night and everything was working properly, turned it off and when I turned it back on in the morning, I noticed that the Network icon says I don't have internet access. However, I tried using Google Chrome and see if I could still access websites and yes, I still can. So, I figured it was just a virus that I caught or something so I scanned my computer with Norton Antivirus 2010 and found nothing. After that, I tried using System Restore, unfortunately I get an error on it "System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system. A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the Application event log for more information (0x80042302)". I have also tried running the sfc /scannow command and system restore in safe mode, but still doesn't work. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Solved: Windows Update, Windows System Restore are not functioning

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System Restore broke recently on my Windows 7 system. Symptom: I run Windows Update, select any update, it says "Preparing to install..." and below that, "Creating a restore point..." and it hangs there forever. So if I kill that, and just go into System Restore, it says "Starting System Restore" and "Please wait while System Restore Starts." and stays there for about 20 minutes before it decides it can't proceed and gets an ambiguous error, saying that there are no Restore Points on this Disk. But that's it, I find no way to "reset" or "clear out" System Restore.

The bad part is, Windows Updates will never run again, because they need to create a Restore Point!

If I can't fix this, I wish there was a way to tell Windows Update to ignore creating a Restore Point. I use ERUNT anyway so don't really need System Restore.

Thanks for any real help!
TechnoMonster

A:Windows 7, Windows Update never completes because System Restore can't start.

Hi -

See if SFC helps --> http://jcgriff2.com/sfc.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have an Acer 4810t laptop, 3GB Memory running Windows 7 home edition 32 bit. I have no 3rd party firewall and am running Norton 360 (subscription fine and up to date)

Was working fine until recently. First thing I noticed was computer wont shut down. It progresses, logs off and goes to 'Shutting Down' screen. But never gets passed this. I normally have to hard reboot, although at one point it did go to a blue screen of death.

I thought I might, then, need to update system, but I cannot get to my Windows Update screen. I choose it from Control Panel and Windows Explorer freezes. The pointer turns to a rotating circle, and that is it. I cannot even kill it in task manager.l

Finally, I thought I'd try a System Restore but this won't even load into a window at all. Clicking it has no effect.

Lastly, I did try a fix I saw somewhere about the SQMCLient but this this didnt fix anything.

I really hope someone can help!!

A:Windows Update crashes Windows Explorer, System Restore

1.burn special recovery disk for Windows 7 Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files on other computer,burn,boot it and restore system METHOD II System Restore

2.Pack all *.DMP files from C:\Windows\Minidump folder and attache to post

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I have several protective programs running..
like "Adware, Fix It 5,SpywareStopper"
but I haven't found any viruses...

When I run SpyBot, it comes up with about 23-25 entries AND I stall when I get to create a restore point. After a lon---g period of time the (not responding)
goes on.

Another problem is that WinRAR opens but closes unexpectedly...

Are these problems possibly related or do I have different issues???

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Creating a Restore Point & Windows XP Explorer Windows closing

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html Follow this link to Rollin Rog Security Tools It is hard to tell from your report exactly what spy ware programs you are running . Scroll down the page to Parasitic , Download Ad-Aware SE , Spy Bot Search and Destroy , Spy Ware Blaster . Setup and update according to the tutourials. Go to Panda Active Scan or other online virus scanner and run a scan . If you do not have an anti virus program aboard go to Grisoft AVG and download the personal free edition . Use these programs only for now and shut down any other spyware / malware programs you mayhave running . After using the programs from Rollin Rog Security Tools come back and let us know how things are now running .
 

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Hi everyone.

Im running Windows xp Professional x64 Edition.

Im running:
Avast
Commodo firewall
spybot s&d
Ad aware
spyblaster
malwarebytes

I have been through a hijackthis log on this site and have been confermed malware free by Billy O'Neal. (Thank you very much for your help!).

1. I cannot create a new restore point. If I go to "Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore" I get the error message "System Restore is unable to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again".

2. I cannot update windows, Before I went through the hijack this process I could see that I had about 10 windows updates (not including office updates) that needed downloading but wouldnt, Now I cant even get to that screen when I go to the windows update page I get the message " Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer".

When I click to reinstall the files I get the error message "The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page youare trying to view" with the error code "[Error number: 0x8007041D".

Can anyone help me please!!!

A:Windows 64bit pro. cant update windows or reset system restore

no ideas?

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Hi, I was asked to downgrade a Vista machine to Windows XP. I also was asked to backup files and folders from Vista and restore it on XP. I am using Backup and Restore Center from Vista to backup the files and folder. Is it going to work when i try to restore to a XP machine?

Thank You
 

A:Backing up Files and folders from Windows Vista and restore it in Windows XP

I don't think so. Most of the earlier versions of MS Backup worked only with the OS it came with.
Before even thinking any more, you need to take a REAL good look at the threads at the top of this list. You might also look at some of the other threads about installing XP on a Vista built machine. It is NOT fun.
 

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I am using Windows 8.1x64 in UEFI mode. My motherboard is Gigabyte H77M-D3H. My hard disk is configured to use AHCI. A few days back I needed to use system restore from my repair disk because of a system crash. To my horror when I selected System Restore from my Windows repair disk it showed-:
"To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows Installation to restore. Restart this computer select an operating system, and then select system restore."

Now I don't have multiple Windows installations but I do have Debian Linux x64 dual booted with Windows 8.1. the Debian Linux also boots in UEFI mode. Is this problem caused by the fact that I am dual booting ? If anyone has Linux dual booted please do check if you can system restore from the windows repair disk.

I can perform a system restore from the inside of the OS fine. But I need it working from the outside also. What I have tried is running diskpart from the repair disk and selecting my partition on which Windows is installed and then running system restore but this had no effect. Can I boot up windows and then select to boot from my CD ? Like, before Windows completes booting I can have the repair disk boot up or something. Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?

Please help. If anyone has faced this problem before please give their feed back.

PS-: My Windows 8 was upgraded from an installation of Windows 7. But I have already deleted the Windows.old folder in C drive. Will chkd... Read more

A:Windows System Restore cannot detect Windows installation

Could it be that I am booting my CD in legacy rather than UEFI ?



That is a possibility. Try booting your installation DVD in UEFI mode and check whether "System Restore" works.

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I installed a new MOBO last night (17/02/2012) and booted up and my Windows 7 could not boot. It went into repair mode and could not repair.

So I installed a new Windows 7 and now see the Windows.old folder.
I would like to recover the huge amount of settings and personalisation from the old Windows system.

I have not communicated with anyone who has REALLY had a Windows recovery ever work.
If anyone knows, this is the perfect time for me to be shown the light.

A:Restore Windows.old on new Windows 7 install as repair failed.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by eiger3970


I installed a new MOBO last night (17/02/2012) and booted up and my Windows 7 could not boot. It went into repair mode and could not repair.

So I installed a new Windows 7 and now see the Windows.old folder.
I would like to recover the huge amount of settings and personalisation from the old Windows system.

I have not communicated with anyone who has REALLY had a Windows recovery ever work.
If anyone knows, this is the perfect time for me to be shown the light.


Are you able to do a repair install with windows.old through your Windows 7 Installation DVD?

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Hi. I have a Sony Vaio Laptop which had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed on it. The original hard drive died completely a couple of months ago (was not even able to be recognised by the computer tech). He replaced the hard drive and restored it using the restore disks that I created when I first got the laptop. Windows is installed and seems to be running fine, however I keep getting a message saying the computer is not running genuine Windows.

I have spoken to Microsoft who advised me to contact Sony. Sony advised that the version of Windows was sold for the original hard drive only so I would have to purchase a new copy of Windows 7.

I then called Windows back to ask them and they said that the product key was blocked on their system (because it was supplied by Sony) and that if I wanted to activate it, I may need to purchase another product key.

Is this correct? It seems crazy that as I have already purchased Windows 7 (when I purchased the laptop) and the original hard drive is completely dead that I now have to fork out more money to purchase another copy.

Any advice please ...

A:New hard drive with Windows 7 restore - now not genuine Windows msg

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

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Recently my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop crashed and would not boot.
 
This system is the Core i5 with 6gb of Ram.
 
The laptop was upgraded to Windows 10 previously from the original Windows 7.   Unable to get the laptop to boot, I managed to get into the HP recovery manager and back up all pictures, documents, videos, music files, etc. to an external USB drive.   I have a feeling the HP recovery manager was still on the laptop from the original OS - Windows 7.
 
I had to put a brand new hard drive in the lap top and remove the old hard drive.   I did a clean install of Windows 10 on the new drive.
 
Now I want to put the recovered files onto the new hard drive running Windows 10.  When running the system restore application off the USB backup, it attempts to put the files back but errors instead.
 
Since I am not restoring to the hard drive that I backed up from, is that the reason for the error?  How can I get the backed up files (in their current restore format) off the USB and to this new drive?
 
Please advise.
 
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Hi E1, I have forgotten my admin password for Windows and now I need to use system recovery to re-install Windows however there is no product key and I did not make any recovery disks.Is this a way that Microsoft can force us to pay them more money for a new one? Havent they got enough money already?

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