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  1. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

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    So after I first started copying all my movies to my HTPC (vista machine) I noticed at one time that vista was showing more used space than was there.

    Today I finally got around to finding out what was up. Quick search reveals that vista, with restore points enabled, can use lots of space. In my case 90gigs. Fucking ridiculous.

    Forgive my ignorance computer gods but why would a 12 gig OS require 90gigs to 'back itself up".

    Converse away, I'm off to find the answer now. Gotta see MS's explanation to this one.

    :ugh: :wavey:
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    1. Multiple restore points.

    2. Turn down the % of disk space allocated to System Restore.
     
  3. negative zero

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    I know some of the "experts" here will tell you to turn it off. In my experience it has saved me twice. once on XP and about 2 weeks ago on vista. All of a sudden IE got very sluggish on opeing up new pages. I scanned for virus/spyware but found nothing. I hadn't installed any programs within the previous few days and was literally thinking of reinstalling.
    I chose a restore point from 2 or 3 days prior and it "fixed" whatever was wrong.
     
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    I wouldn't say to turn off System Restore but you only really need one clean restore point for it to be useful.

    Also, nowadays, many people seem to have multiple dedicated hard disks for different purposes so if you have an HD dedicated to your OS, it wouldn't be such a big deal if there was a problem.
     
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    personally has saved me, just only use a handful (1-4) clean point to restore from. (not dozens)
     
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    System Restore == Absolutely worthless. Disable, and move on.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Well, there you go, an "expert" finally told you to disable it.

    It seems everyone else wasn't knowledgeable enough to realize that just because System Restore saved their ass at least once, it's still a piece of shit and should be avoided.
     
  8. negative zero

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    :bowdown: that's exactly why I put "experts" in my first post. I knew he would completely disagree. :rofl:
     
  9. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    system restore worked for me ONCE. It's fucked up a few dozen other times.

    When something fucks up more than it helps, you get rid of it.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    I've never had system restore fuck something up worse for me than it was after I initially fucked it up myself, nor do I know anyone else who shares your experience. So I'm gonna diagnose your experience as such:

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  11. Mycophiles

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    This is what I'm doing. Just creating restore points myself. I'll keep one. And keep that one up to date.
     
  12. Parabellum

    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    saved me maybe 2 or 3 times, but i keep it disabled now that i'm smarter.
     
  14. critter783

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    I turn it off, but not because I think its useless. I prefer to have the extra disk space. I know a lot of instances where its helped less capable users, though.
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    Surely you're aware that System Restore will concede disk space when necessary.
     
  16. dissonance

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    This is beside the point but that IE slow down happened to me ~8 months ago and was a Helper Object that was not detected as a threat by AVG, SpyBot, or Ad-Aware. I just disabled all of them in IE and re-enabled them till I found out which one was the cultrate.

    But I agree. I keep system restore on and recommend others to keep it on unless someone is having issues removing a virus or malware. I have enjoyed the benefits of a simple restore, so much easier than other options given the right circumstances.
     
  17. critter783

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    Yeah, I'm aware of that. I'm also fully aware that I'm the most likely thing to fuck up my computer, but I'm prepared to deal with it when I do. I just turn it off because I can never see myself using it to fix a problem. I'd rather go down the rabbit hole and see what caused the problem instead of reloading a restore point. And I like to have the disk space.
     

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