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Question about Vista System Restore

  1. #1


    snksoda Guest

    Question about Vista System Restore

    Last night I used a Registry Cleaner program (CleanMyPC x64 version) to
    restore a backup of my registry but instead I picked the wrong one to
    restore. Therefore, I immediately used the Vista System Restore (I have
    Vista 64 Ultimate) on a scheduled restore point made a day before. After
    rebooting, I got a message Vista has performed the restore successfully and
    my documents not affected. So my quesiton is do I need to do anything like
    reinstalling drivers etc. or check registry? FYI, I've never used System
    Restore in my whole life and I was wondering if there's any side-effects or
    bugs when using it?

    Any input is much appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Question about Vista System Restore

    If you did not install any drivers/programs after then time the restore
    point was made then there should me no effect. Drivers and other system
    files installed after the restore point was made will be gone.

    A problem that can come up is a restore point is made, an program
    installation is performed, a restore is made.

    Under these conditions the 'installed' program will no longer show as
    installed HOWEVER some files and will probably be left around even though
    they are not in use as far as the registry and system is concerned. Sometime
    this causes problems when trying to reinstall the program.

    Michael

    "snksoda" <snksoda@xxxxxx(donotspam)> wrote in message
    news:4EF9CE11-5AD7-423D-8638-E94043CB4C40@xxxxxx

    > Last night I used a Registry Cleaner program (CleanMyPC x64 version) to
    > restore a backup of my registry but instead I picked the wrong one to
    > restore. Therefore, I immediately used the Vista System Restore (I have
    > Vista 64 Ultimate) on a scheduled restore point made a day before. After
    > rebooting, I got a message Vista has performed the restore successfully
    > and
    > my documents not affected. So my quesiton is do I need to do anything
    > like
    > reinstalling drivers etc. or check registry? FYI, I've never used System
    > Restore in my whole life and I was wondering if there's any side-effects
    > or
    > bugs when using it?
    >
    > Any input is much appreciated. Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    snksoda Guest

    Re: Question about Vista System Restore

    Thanks for the info.
    I picked a restore point that I did not install any programs/drivers after,
    so I guess it should be fine.
    When I was using XP I used to reinstall everything when something is wrong,
    maybe with system restore I have an alternative.

    "Michael Walraven" wrote:

    > If you did not install any drivers/programs after then time the restore
    > point was made then there should me no effect. Drivers and other system
    > files installed after the restore point was made will be gone.
    >
    > A problem that can come up is a restore point is made, an program
    > installation is performed, a restore is made.
    >
    > Under these conditions the 'installed' program will no longer show as
    > installed HOWEVER some files and will probably be left around even though
    > they are not in use as far as the registry and system is concerned. Sometime
    > this causes problems when trying to reinstall the program.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > "snksoda" <snksoda@xxxxxx(donotspam)> wrote in message
    > news:4EF9CE11-5AD7-423D-8638-E94043CB4C40@xxxxxx

    > > Last night I used a Registry Cleaner program (CleanMyPC x64 version) to
    > > restore a backup of my registry but instead I picked the wrong one to
    > > restore. Therefore, I immediately used the Vista System Restore (I have
    > > Vista 64 Ultimate) on a scheduled restore point made a day before. After
    > > rebooting, I got a message Vista has performed the restore successfully
    > > and
    > > my documents not affected. So my quesiton is do I need to do anything
    > > like
    > > reinstalling drivers etc. or check registry? FYI, I've never used System
    > > Restore in my whole life and I was wondering if there's any side-effects
    > > or
    > > bugs when using it?
    > >
    > > Any input is much appreciated. Thanks.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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