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tgeek

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I have a computer winXP installed with three partitions which third is hidden. This comp is used with everyone for internet and joy. I want just restore system (C and D partitions) it automatical once a day with no work with it. How to do it?
Other way I did it manual with Ghost image on third hidden partition and restoring when needed, but it is waste of time so I want do it auto. Help me please.

Edited by tgeek, 10 October 2007 - 04:53 AM.

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Neil Jones

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If its a waste of time doing it manually, how's it going to save any time if it was automated?

A more practical solution would be to do a manual restore less frequently, say, once a week, fortnightly or monthly. You seriously do not need to go through this every day, you may as well slap a decent antivirus/internet security software package on it.
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You can accomplish this several ways. One, you can use a program called Deep Freeze.
http://www.faronics..../deepfreeze.asp

Since you want this done on a daily basis, this will probably fit the bill.

The other option is to use Norton ghost. I haven't done this on 6 years. I had a training room setup to reimage. All you had to do was reboot the pc, choose the menu prompt and it would ghost from the hidden partition. Bit of a pain to update the image, but not to bad. WOrked great. It's a much better option for daily/montly routine and not daily.
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you could also use VMWare...which is free (at least VMWare server is) and VMWare converter (also free) to make a virtual "image" of your system....then when people want to use the computer...they just run the VM image...if they mess it up or get a virus or something....just turn off the VM without saving the changes and blam...the system is back to normal
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What about:

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Auto-restore After Reboot is what ShadowUser does.
By putting the system into ShadowMode, the original system state is preserved. If you reboot without committing changes, then the system will revert to the preserved state.
To further clarify, when running in ShadowMode, all changes are actually written to the ShadowMode cache which is on the free space on the volume. So a restore doesn't copy any information back to the volume, it just uses the original volume information that never changed.
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I do not understand this well but... it was the last answer of one topic years ago.
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