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Solved How to create system restore point older than 30 days

czgator

New Member
Florida

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4
#1
Hi there! I am looking for some good advice. I have a 32 bit Home Basic version of Vista and am having a problem since I installed Earthlink Accelerator. I have had 3 extensive chat sessions with their techs and still can't get it to work and now cannot uninstall it either as there is a file missing. I have a new disk from them to re-install but it won't install the program as it says I already have a version installed (yes, but it is defective!:confused:) I have tried to get rid of it using System Restore, but don't have a restore point older than when I installed it (1/30). Can anyone tell me how to manually create a restore point older than 30 days? I have plenty of available space. Thanks! czgator
 

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rive0108

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#2
You cannot create a restore point further back, you can create one now, or you can restore one previously created either manually or through an automatic checkpoint- You can maunally remove the program if it was installed with the Windows Installer using the uninstaller, or you can remove the program's registry enties through regedit, or you can try to repair Windows, or re-install Windows, and then create your own recovery disk with all data/programs/settings for quick re-install in the future.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/211382-vista-backup-recovery-disks.html
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.html?ltr=R
http://www.vistax64.com/software/173043-windows-installer-cleanup.html
 

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System One

  • CPU
    T7600G Core2Duo 2.66 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 945PM + ICH7 Chipset
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobility Radeon x1900 256MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    WUXGA 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    640GB 7200RPM SATA/RAID 0 (2x320GB)
    and 320GB 7200RPM External
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft 3000
    Internet Speed
    10 mbps/2 mbps
    Other Info
    Optical Drive:
    Panasonic UJ-220 DL BD-RE (Blu-Ray)

czgator

New Member
Florida

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4
#3
Thanks for that information at least. I used to have GoBack and it was much better. You could restore your system back to several months. Any ideas on some good downloads for manually deleting programs? I have tried deleting this program with uninstall, but cannot.
 

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czgator

New Member
Florida

Posts
4
#4
Maybe I should have said can I access a previously created restore point older than 30 days. I have clicked on the "show all restore points older than 5 days" and they only go back to the first week of February...
 

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rive0108

Vista Guru
Gold Member
#6
EDIT: Your system is assigned a certain space called shadow copy storage, when this is used up, older restore points are overwritten. They are not retrievable. You can though, increase the shadow copy storage through the Command Prompt to save restore points futher back than 30 days, but this will not help you now.

How to manually uninstall earthlink Accelerator using regedit:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/179253-registry-editor-find-find-next.html

Start> in search, type, regedit>click enter, click "continue"> click "edit" , in search type, earthlink (or if you do not wish to remove all Earthlink entries type earthlink accelerator)>click "find"/"find next">delete all entries/folders highlighted untill no more exist.

!!!Caution!!! back up registry/ or create restore point before attempting to edit
 
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System One

  • CPU
    T7600G Core2Duo 2.66 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 945PM + ICH7 Chipset
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobility Radeon x1900 256MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    WUXGA 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    640GB 7200RPM SATA/RAID 0 (2x320GB)
    and 320GB 7200RPM External
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft 3000
    Internet Speed
    10 mbps/2 mbps
    Other Info
    Optical Drive:
    Panasonic UJ-220 DL BD-RE (Blu-Ray)

Submarine

Member
Vista Pro
Stockholm, Sweden

Posts
394
#7
Hi there! I am looking for some good advice. I have a 32 bit Home Basic version of Vista and am having a problem since I installed Earthlink Accelerator. I have had 3 extensive chat sessions with their techs and still can't get it to work and now cannot uninstall it either as there is a file missing. I have a new disk from them to re-install but it won't install the program as it says I already have a version installed (yes, but it is defective!:confused:) I have tried to get rid of it using System Restore, but don't have a restore point older than when I installed it (1/30). Can anyone tell me how to manually create a restore point older than 30 days? I have plenty of available space. Thanks! czgator
Can you get the missing file from the support? Is it an uninstall file? I have fixed a similar problem by retrieving missing files from my backup.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS720
    CPU
    Intel Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0YU822, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP / SLI MCP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 MB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    NVIDIA 640GB SATA Raid 0 (2x320GB) (7200 rpm) for Vista,
    Intel X25-M G2 160 GB for W7,
    Maxtor OT III External HDD,
    WD Elements 1 TB External HDD
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Other Info
    M779 PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner. Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller.