System Restore on Vista With Multiboot PC

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midgo
2007-04-01
2013-05-28
  • midgo

    midgo - 2007-04-01

    Hi All

    This is my first post so forgive any noobishness:)

    I have a pc that has 4 hard drives.

    I use 2 for operating systems and 2 for storage drives.

    I use a boot manager called GAG that allows me to multiboot from a hard drive to either WinXp Pro or Vista Ultimate.

    The problem I have is that Vista Ultimate does not seem to retain any system restore points upon reboot.

    I can manually create them during use of the operating system and they seem to create when a new application is installed but they won't retain themselves upon reboot.

    Each operating system runs on an independent hard drive so they don't share anything as far as I know.

    Any assistance with this would be appreciated:)

     
    • Anonymous - 2007-04-01

      Hi midgo! :-)

      No problem for being a newbie! (although a usual newbie can't hundle dual booting). All of us were newbies, once upon a time! :-)
      Welcome then, to our open source community! We are very happy to see you join us. ;-)

      To the point now, I don't think that the Restoration bug is GAG related. Windows Restoration is a known buggy software (its just better than nothing). Never worked for me at dual booting systems. Even if its working for you, is messing the registry and not properly removes the files.

      My advise is don't depend on it. Disable it, after trying other free alternatives. Here are some to test (although you have to test them for your own, if are Vista compatibles):

      Partition Saving (Ghost freeware alternative), (DOS app, you might want to make a FreeDOS boot disk, requires some DOS experience):
      http://www.partition-saving.com/
      http://www.freedos.org/
      If you need a Windows one, many users like DIXML:
      http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm

      ERUNT (for backing up and restoring registry, comes with a registry compacter):
      http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt

      Total Uninstall (last freeware version) (never install new software, at your primary system, without it):
      http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categories/util/uninst.html

      If you want, some further details or anything, please mail me.
      Greetings!!!
      Giorgos. :-)

       

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