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Old 04-03-2017, 02:37 AM   #1
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I hade erunt which seemed to be working alright to me, but I was told on this forum that it could damage the registry so I stopped using it. I have tried about 4 different restore points on system restore in all cases it failed to restore, is there a way to get it to work on windows10. I have not tried regedit yet but that will most probably be my next option can someone tell me how to use it? Thanks.
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Help us out and tell us what the original problem is that made you want to use erunt and System Restore?
If we know what the problem is, we can offer solutions.
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If you don't know what you're doing and try making changes with regedit, you'll cause big problems. As Spunk asked, what's the problem?
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:50 AM   #4
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Theres no problem I just tried to use system restore in case I may need to in future, its no good if its not working.
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It's a finicky program. The more you change in between use, the less dependable it is.
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System Restore is a recovery program for Windows System files. It will not restore personal data, (ie) Documents, Pictures, Music etc. It is usually used if you install a driver or program that throws the computer off. System Restore will restore the Windows System files to a date prior to when you installed this software. It doesn't always work either. If your computer is working well, you can create a Restore Point that you can access if your computer has a problem. But other then that, you should leave it alone.
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I dont know about that when I was on earlier versions of windows system restore fied lots of problems for me and so did erunt.
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should read fixed.
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Yes it fixes problems, if your computer is not running well, but if your computer is running great, running system restore will not do anything for you.
This is not a form of Backup, as it only restores the Windows System files and not your personal files (ie) Documents, Pictures, Music etc. If your computer is running great, You should create a Windows Image Backup file and save it to an external HDD in case of disaster, so you can restore your computer and all your files, to the exact date and time of the Image creation.
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I;ve already crfeated a backup file.
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Then you are good to go. An Image file is much more reliable then System Restore.
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My original question was to find out why system restore is not working on my windows10. This is still unanswered.
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Did you turn non "System Protection"?
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My original question was to find out why system restore is not working on my windows10. This is still unanswered.
I have had good luck with system restore with Windows 10 overall.


What version/build of Windows 10 are you using?
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My original question was to find out why system restore is not working on my windows10.
If your computer is running well, System Restore will have no effect, as it will take you back to a date and time when the computer was working well. Only if your computer has an issue will System Restore help you. The unanswered question is, does your computer have an issue that System Restore is not solving?
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I have downloaded macrium reflect and made a rescue disk so this will now have to do, thanks all.
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Had one of those wake-up in the middle of the night experiences and remembered posting here a week or two ago. I wanted to add that auto backing up the Registry by creating a restore point is risky. Users should back up the key they're changing or deleting to ensure a retrievable copy.
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Hi, just read through this and felt obliged to respond as it was me who told you to stop using Erunt. This is a good example of why, Erunt was not written for windows 8 let alone windows ten, now significant changes were made to security access to system files one of these being WMI (windows management instrumentation) and the repository for Wbem files is essential to system restore, Erunt did not know about the security measures implemented by 8 & 10 and even though it attempted to back up this (there are many others as well) it was access denied , so without you knowing this it presented you with a working though essentially flawed registry.

In this case the WMI repository, which effects the ability to create restore points OR restore from points already created.

We can repair this and I can automate most of the cmds, so all you have to do is copy and paste, however since the Creators update is now rolling out it will do all of this for you, so after you install the update, you should find system restore is working, however if the update fails post back we will have to repair this. Creators update will add a restore point and a windows old so you can revert, in your case this may fail, so no update.

In reference to Corday's last post this is very good advice, you should always export a backup of the registry key you are wanting to mod, in case anything goes wrong, you can restore this backup independent of system restore.

Each time you successfully reboot (not a win10 shutdown, must be a restart) windows will create a regback file, this is located in c:\windows\system32\config. Using the advanced functions of win 10 startup, from a cmd prompt this can easily be restored.
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Lot of good reading in this thread, thanks all of you!
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