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    Windows 95, 98 get system restore

    I'm posting this here instead of in the Win9x forums because it applies to more than one operating system. I thought this was very interesting - no idea how well it works, but it's nice to see that someone is supporting these OS's even though Microsoft has decided they are at the end of their lifespan.

    <UL>http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39118151,00.htm[/list]If anyone tries this product out, I would love to hear the results!
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    Re: Windows 95, 98 get system restore

    Hi Mark,

    The product sounds a lot like GoBack (was a Roxio product, I think Symantec owns it now), with a few added features, the most notable of which is the virtual capabilities. I too would be most interested to see how this one works. Theoretically, you could virtually test a program installation out on a system without ever installing the program, see how an upgrade or a patch will affect your system before applying it (something MS could use <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>), and any number of other tasks, without ever putting your system at risk. Sounds too good to be true !!!
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    Re: Windows 95, 98 get system restore

    Yes, it does bear a striking resemblace to GoBack - perhaps that was the inspiration for its development? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> I like the idea of being able to test patches, which as we know always work the first time. <img src=/S/sarcasm.gif border=0 alt=sarcasm width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Windows 95, 98 get system restore

    This is interesting in that it extends an SR type utility to all Windows from 98 up--it's a little hard to tell how it actually works. My objection to RGB is that it reconfigures the MBR--and seeing their chief of tech support throw up his hands and say "That's all I have" when his one method for unooking the RGB.bin file from your reconfigured MBR when it went bad and you couldn't get past the Roxio screen and back to Windows by any boot means MS Research had and your partitions were so severely destroyed the OS was over.

    I also think System Restore will give you a more complete restore than RGB; doesn't reconfigure the Windows MBR and RGB most definitely does, and SR can be used to help you boot up to Windows under some but of course not all conditions when you are having trouble through Safe Mode when RGB can't, and while I'm not completely sure of this extrapolation or comparison--SR can default to 90 restore points plus the 5 categories it adds by default including at least one every 24 hours, and the opportunity to optionally add them when you need to. (Before editing the registry for example along with exporting a key or some other means of reg backup.)

    This additional informaiton on one of the components Waycam Recovery Genius suggests (although not required) dividing the HD 60-40%. Also they instruct you:

    "After Recovery Genius is installed in your system, it is suggested not to defragment your hard drive again. The reason for this is because defraging the hard drive will cause the reserve space of RG to bee use up more quickly; moreover, after you recover your system, all things will be back to the original settings making. Defrag management meaningless."

    I'm going to write them to see if I can get information on how it works at techsupport@recoveryline.net

    Also not a lot is written about it but I know CBD has recommended
    Erunt in Software Finds and Wants Thread May 28, 2003 and I wonder how all 3 compare/contrast/stackup?

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