"Sysytem Restore" ---> Does it reall...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cannibal Corpse, Nov 7, 2002.

  1. ...restores your system back?

    I mean my main concern is an application that I have installed, and I want to get rid of its REGISTRY Entries, will System Restore truely does that?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That's what it does.......among other things.
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  4. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    if you really feel like doing a system restore, be my guest. but you won't have anything left on your computer besides what it came with when you purchased it. unless you're using the actual sysem restore that is built into windows XP, then you'll have to find out which one of the restore points will take you back to before you installed the game.
     
  5. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    I believe Cannibal Corpse is referring to the System Restore that is under Accessories/System Tools.

    As far as which restore point to use - just think about how far back you have to go to get to where everything seemed to work okay and try a restore point - if you do a restore and it is not what you want - you have the option of "undoing" the restore. Then you can try another restore point and find the correct one by the process of elimination!
     
  6. psychic51

    psychic51 Guest

    One word of caution. You may loose something you want to keep. System Restore will restore an older registry, but it also can restore or delete files. The My Documents folder is protected. Put anything you want to keep in there.

    I have several partitions. I use some for storage. I have system restore turned off for those drives. That way I don't have to worry about it deleting anything.
     
  7. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    psychic51 - excellent point - if you go to the link I provided above, print it out and have a read through it - before using System Restore you should be okay - as it covers everything discussed here!

    I find myself constantly referring to it and referencing that link when System Restore problems or questions come up! It is easily the best reference I have found about System Restore!
     
  8. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    The following is taken from the website yank posted.
    Answer: No, System Restore does not completely uninstall any program by itself if restoring to a point prior to the program installation. Since system restore is based on an inclusionary model, any file added or modified by the installation which System Restore does not monitor or files added to or modified in a non monitored drive will not be tracked by System Restore. Thus System Restore cannot delete or undo any modifications made to these files. To remove all the changes an installation may have made on the system, the user should first use the Add/Remove option in the control panel to remove the application prior to using System Restore. System Restore however will undo all recorded changes made to the registry & monitored files caused by the application install including:

    Delete monitored files the program installation may have added to the system
    Undo modifications to monitored files made by the installation
    Replace the current registry with the registry snapshot taken when the restore point chosen was created. (*note: some current values will persist)
    Any file type not monitored by System Restore added or modified on the system will not be restored or removed. E.g. .jpg, .txt files.
     
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  10. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    They are too proud of their shipping & handling to suit me:

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