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How do I disable system restore?

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  1. HiddenStupid New Member

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    I hear dif you have a virus.... after you clean your machine.... 100% cleaned then you disable your system restore and turn it on back something like that.

    how do I disable system restore?
     
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    right click My Computer>properties

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    you can disable it on win services if you don't use it
     
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    oh ok got it.

    so..... what exactly is system restore? is it that thing where you reformat?


    when do i turn it on back?

    1- virus
    2- cleaned system
    3- disable system restore
    4- uhh now what?
    5- do i turn it on right away after disable it or wait few min or day?
     
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    Just scan it with an anti-vir. You should disable it if you have a virus and trouble getting rid of it. If you leave it on it works like a native version of norton ghost by imaging important parts of your system. You can also turn down how much space it uses to like less than 500 mb or switch it off for drives other than c.
     
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    all system restore is like a backup copy of your "c" drive so it can "restore" it to the way it was before you screwed it up or got a virus. it keeps certain restore points according to the disk space usage limits you set for it. default uses a lot of disk space and can have around 15+ seperate dates to select as restore points. i keep mine set on the first notch which for a 320gb hdd is around 3-4gb of space dedicated to restore file space and it gives me 7-8 dates for restore points which is plenty since i pick a restore date that only go back one or two days anyway.

    to turn it on or off you open it and to the left side it says "system restore settings" so open it and select to turn off system restore and apply. then i reboot and open system restore which prompts me to turn it on so i do then reset the abount of space/restore points i want.


    one thing to remember about system restore, it will remove things you added recently but it cant bring back something that has been deleted so if you delete or uninstall the wrong thing and your trying to get your files back or a program quits working on you, system restore cant help you.
     
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    all system restore is a backup copy of your hard drive


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    System Restore is a component of Microsoft's Windows Me, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems that allows for the rolling back of system files, registry keys, installed programs, etc., to a previous state in the event of a failure.

    so how is that not a back up copy of the system? it is a program that uses backed up data to restore files.

    i was giving a generalized simple explanation of what it did, i was not trying to be technical about it. :p
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    it creates a backup of certain files, not of your hdd which is a big difference
     
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    +1 to W1zz
     
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    :respect: whatever, its the same thing for the most part
     
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