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A+ OS exam question - System Restore

Discussion in 'A+' started by Professor-Falken, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    Is it true that Windows 2000 does not have System Restore?
    If so why is it that Windows does ME does?
    Didnt Windows ME come before 2000?

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  2. Boycie
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    Prof,

    Haven't got 2K here, but from Recall, I don't think it has got System Restore.

    Bare in mind ME was the experiment that *made* XP.

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  3. hbroomhall

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    ME and XP have a lot in common for this sort of thing. Win2k goes back a bit further than that.

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    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows


    Windows ME was probably the worst OS I have ever used, the stability was poor. Windows 2000 was much better! :biggrin
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Prof,

    I forgot to add, perhaps the best facility of System Restore is that you can turn it off!

    Regards

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  6. Sparky
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    Seriously? :blink Probably one of the best features in XP....
     
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    is turning system restore off meant to be a good thing? :blink
     
  8. Boycie
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    Spark,

    You are right; it is a great feature of XP.
    I always make sure it is turned on machines that I am expected to repair when they stop working- set with the minimum amount of disk space.
    For my own machine, I usually try new software in a Virtual machine first and have it turned off.
    Whilst on the subject of System Restore, how have you found it's ability in a domain environment? Is it as good?

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  9. Bluerinse
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    System restore was just another thing that didn't work well in ME (spit), it was next to useless.

    Windows 2000 didn't have system restore and it didn't need it - very stable OS, probably the best but I am starting to like XP since I have been using the MCE edition.

    System restore 'usually' works well in XP whether it is a domain member or not. However, a few times, I have got a message along the lines of the system cannot be restored at this time.
     
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    You should only turn off system restore if you have a malware infestation, ie a virus or whatever. The system restore feature can restore the viruses after you have removed them. Also, they can reside in the restore snapshot which is not accessible to the scanners, so it makes sense to switch it off until the computer is clean and then turn it back on again.
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Windows Me was built on the Windows 98 core.
    Windows 2000 was built on the Windows NT core.

    Thus, they're totally different. Windows XP was the first Windows-based OS to have a unified home/business core architecture.
     
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    The Windows ME (worst OS in the world ever) sys restore was crap but the XP one is much better.

    Useful in a domain environment especially when Internet browsing is put through a decent proxy which takes care of spyware and viruses. Hopefully that means when you restore the system you won’t bring any nasties back. :biggrin

    Note: If you restore a domain member PC to a point in time before it was on the domain you get a handy warning message saying that the PC is going to be taken off the domain. That saves the 'cant remember the local admin account password' nightmare after the system has been restored!
     
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  13. Boycie
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    Spark,

    My opinion of SR has just gone up :biggrin

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