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When I go to System Restore It says Windows 7 instead of Windows 10?

 

Also....How can I do a system restore when none exists?

 

And what is Windows backup? Do I need this and is this System Restore?

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System Restore is a feature in Microsoft Windows that allows the user to revert their computer's state (including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings) to that of a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems.

 

You can open System Restore by typing rstrui.exe into Start Menu search box.

 

Windows Backup allow you to backup your personal files and restore backup files.


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Adding my 2 cents...

I have noticed that many who do not understand the Windows backup process will create just one backup on the computer that is being backed up. The purpose of backing up is just in case the computer is broke. If the only backup you have is on that broken computer you will not be able to access them and they would be useless so it is best to back up on an external storage device.

How to Back Up Windows ~ The Complete Guide to PC Backup
 

When I go to System Restore It says Windows 7 instead of Windows 10?

Is your Windows 10 computer an upgrade from Windows 7?

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ding dong:
 
You might find this article interesting.  Basically, Windows 8 and Windows 10 use the backup utility that was developed for Windows 7 and that was never enhanced since Windows 7, except for compatibility, so that is why it is named "Windows 7" even though you are running Windows 10.
 
Personally, I would not use it.  There are much better free and paid alternatives, like Easeus Todo Backup Home, Macrium Reflect, and others.  There are rumors that the Windows 7 backup utility may be abandoned in a future Windows 10 feature release.
 
I hope this helps clarify the issue.  Have a great weekend.
 
Regards,
-Phil
 


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If all backup is doing is so that you dont lose data then I dont want it. I already do that manually on a hard drive.

 

Why doesnt my system restore have a restore point?


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Why doesnt my system restore have a restore point?

 

Make sure System Restore is not disabled.

 

Turn On System Restore in Windows 10


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Thanks......apparrently it was turned off?

 

Anyhow its on now thanks.

 

But while I was there what is this?

 

 

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You are very welcome!

 

I have no idea anyhow you should only turn on System Restore for C: partition where Windows OS installed other partitions without a operating system cannot be protected by System Restore.


Edited by FreeBooter, 02 December 2017 - 04:10 PM.

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