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Having recently installed xp pro 64 bit I find that system restore is not listed anywhere within my installation. This is not a major problem as I have Acronis but I do like the extra security of system restore. Does anyone know how I can add system restore to my 64 bit installation? My Asus P5K mobo will not work with more than 3GB of ram which is why I have put the 64bit on.
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Hi Howard67 ...welcome to Geeks To Go... :)
what happens when you click on start...programs...accessories...system tools...restore
a better way to backup your registry is ERUNT...get it here...
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system restore is not listed nor is there any reference to system restore anywhere on my hard drive. Thanks for erunt I have downloaded it and it seems very good.
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try this...go to Start...Run, type in GPEDIT.MSC and press ENTER

Navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/System
Restore. In the right side window, double click System Restore and Enable
it.
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in administrative templates the only thing in there is windows components - windows media player. There is no entry for System/System Restore.
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you need to run sfc /scannow...
if you don't have a xp cd you will have to borrow one from a friend or coworker...
it has to be the same flavor of xp you have installed...IE: if you have xp pro...the one you borrow has to be xp pro

How to use Scannow sfc...

To do this click on start...run...then type in...sfc /scannow

NOTE..the single space between sfc and /

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem....

AFTER RUNNING SFC /SCANNOW... CHECK WITH WINDOWS UPDATES AND GET ANY CRITICAL UPDATES
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I tried this at first and it did not put in any reference to system restore
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Did you try this: http://xphelpandsupp...ystem_resto.htm
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there is no 'sr' in the inf folder
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do you mean sr.inf...
I'm not sure this will work but I'm attaching a zipped folder with a copy of sr.inf...
you wil need to unzip the folder and right click on the sr.inf and select copy ...the go to the windows folder ...then the inf folder...right click on a empty space and then click on paste...
once its there ..right click on it again and then click on install...

OK the upload failed because we can't upload that type of file ...so either get a copy from someone where you are or PM me with you email address and I will email it directly to you
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How come zipped file can't be attached?
I did it numerous times.
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it contained the sr.inf...its the .inf they don't allow...I was hoping that it would upload if I zipped it...nojoy...I email it to him instead..
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I understand, it contained .inf, but with zipped file, it shouldn't matter.

I'm attaching random .inf file. Let's see.

No problem here.

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it gave me a error that type of file was not allowed...
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Did you you use zip, or something else, like .rar?
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