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Restore or copy?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by karan1337, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. karan1337

    karan1337 Byte Poster

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    If u have a several important system files (Vista) that have been corrupted, would u:-

    1. Use system restore to restore the computer back to an earlier state of time
    2. Copy corrupted files from the installation disc

    The point i'm asking here is, can system restore bring back previous working versions of system files when they have become corrupt at a later point in time?
     
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  2. Beerbaron

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    Yes, it restores system files, installed programs, registry keys etc.

    It would depend on the files/errors but I would use the system restore function first after creating a restore point....followed swiftly by upgrading to Windows 7 :biggrin
     
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  3. karan1337

    karan1337 Byte Poster

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    Thanks, that was what i needed to confirm.

    LOL
     
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  4. Shinigami

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    Restore points will keep backups of "changed" files. It doesn't necessarily backup a file which gets corrupted due to disk issues etc...

    It will help you restore your machine to an earlier point in time if you do things such as update hotfixes or drivers.
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    If restore doesn't work i would do a repair installation, because that does replace the system files.
     
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  6. bazzawood30

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    You could try SFC.exe
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Strangely, i have run SFC.exe many many times and it has never cured a problem i had. That could be just my bad luck. :rolleyes:
     
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