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System Restore question

by WOODS-HICK / April 7, 2006 11:10 AM PDT

I installed ERUNT and have used it successfully when I had problems. It recommends disabling SysRestore. Is this a good idea?

I have XP SP2 and Norton GoBack. SysRestore has not been that great. Norton has worked quite well.

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Personal Choices...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 7, 2006 1:45 PM PDT

If you like Go-Back, use it... It's not required that you use System Restore but if you ever decide to contact Microsoft about a computer problem, their first suggestion will be to use SR..

Either way, don't depend on either as a true "backup". They all can fail and having a good removal media backup, such as a CD or DVD, is the most reliable way to recover should the drive go south.

Hope this helps.


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Just remember...
by John.Wilkinson / April 7, 2006 3:19 PM PDT

Like Grif said, it's up to you, but remember that when you disable System Restore all restore points will be purged. Thus, if/when you re-enable it you'll have to start fresh with no restore points to restore to.


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I will take your advice and...
by WOODS-HICK / April 7, 2006 8:05 PM PDT
In reply to: Just remember...

enable SysRestore. I will put it on a regular cleanup schedule so that it won't become too bloated. I will create restore points before making any changes to PC.
ERUNT, GoBack, and SysRestore will be part of my toolkit.

I have read your other postings in various forums so I respect your judgements. Ultimate decision was mine.

Thanks Grif and John.

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