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wmgoat
If It's Not Broken, Don't Mess With It
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join:2000-12-12
Huntley, IL

[XP] System restore wont go back to previous month

Running XP pro

System restore program will not let me go back to a previous months calendar, acts like a restore point has never been saved previously.

When I click on the arrow next to the month, it just doesnt change from the current month.

And I know that I have saved restore points in both May and June.

Internal help function doesnt give any assistance, nor can I find any answers in MS knowledge database

Last thing I did was to upgrade office 2000 to office xp, but according to knowledge base article »support.microsoft.com/default.as···s;299906, this restore point should only happen if I upgrade OS levels, not Office levels.

Maybe article is wrong? Maybe any upgrade of a MS propgram also deletes restore set points?

Any ideas/suggestions?

[text was edited by author 2003-07-02 13:57:10]



Zupe
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join:2001-11-29
New York, NY

How much space do you have allocated to System Restore? The earliest restore points get overwritten by newer ones when system restore runs out of space (»support.microsoft.com/default.as···s;301224 ), so is it possible the older restore points have been overwritten? Have you disabled System Restore (which deletes all restore points) or changed the amount of space allocated to System Restore (this will delete the earliest restore points if you decrease its size)?
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[text was edited by author 2003-07-02 14:20:31]



auggy
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join:2001-12-24
Brockville, ON
kudos:18
reply to wmgoat

The following MS KB article lists some registry keys you can take a look:

»support.microsoft.com/default.as···s;313853



wmgoat
If It's Not Broken, Don't Mess With It
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Huntley, IL

reply to Zupe

said by Zupe:
How much space do you have allocated to System Restore? The earliest restore points get overwritten by newer ones when system restore runs out of space (»support.microsoft.com/default.as···s;301224 ), so is it possible the older restore points have been overwritten? Have you disabled System Restore (which deletes all restore points) or changed the amount of space allocated to System Restore (this will delete the earliest restore points if you decrease its size)?
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Pinky: I think so, Brain, but "Snowball for Windows"?

[text was edited by author 2003-07-02 14:20:31]

Space avail is max, which is 1172M. I have not done anything to system restore, other than to set restore points.

But I have upgraded office to version xp (from office 2000)
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jsouth
Jsouth

join:2000-12-12
Wichita, KS
reply to wmgoat

Not trying to start a flame war here, but I think system restore stinks. I am using go back now. I had the problem where system restore would not restore my system even when it was a registry foul up. With Goback it does system AND programs both. I wouldn't be without it.



wmgoat
If It's Not Broken, Don't Mess With It
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Huntley, IL
reply to wmgoat

Ya get what cha pay for with MS products that come with the OS load.

You pay nothin for them, so they work, but barely. Case in point: have you ever tried using Wordpad vs. Word?

'Nuff said.

So where can I find details on GoBack?

(FYI, typically, I reformat and rebuild yearly, just to get rid of all the crap that accumulates, but with XP, Im now limited to 5 registrations, so I want to keep the rebuilding down to a min if I can help it)
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smw315
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Edison, NJ
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reply to wmgoat

Make a wise investment and get yourself GoBack 3. It will allocate a max of 4,000MB to restore functions and it works like a charm.

My personal experience is that Windows' System Restore stinks. I have it shut off completely.

GoBack has saved my hide more than a few times.
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