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Turn Off System Restore In Vista.
System restore is a God send when problems strike, it can also have a
downside. That downside is, quite simply, Disk Space. Every restore
point takes up ever more valuable disk space, thus reducing available
space required for other files/applications.
System restore is clever enough to realize that, once
Show Hidden Vista Files And Folders.
you are using Windows Explorer not all available files and folders are
visible in the directory list. The main reason for this is that many
of the files and folders are required by the operating system and, if
the file/folder names were visible, there is every possibility that
they could be inadvertently deleted.
it may be necessary, at times, to display these hidden files and
folders it is advisable
to leave them permanently displayed.
enable the Show Hidden Files and Folder option proceed as follows:
Prevent System Restore Points Being Lost When Dual Booting Vista With Windows
you are running Windows XP and Windows Vista as a dual boot machine,
you may have noticed that, after booting to Windows XP and then
booting back to Windows Vista, the system restore points in Windows
Vista disappear. This, apparently, is caused by Windows XP's shadow
copying and, according to Microsoft, will not be fixed as it would
require extensive alterations to the code of Windows XP in order to
repair the problem.
there is no real update fix for
Disable Automatic Restart to Read Vista Blue Screen Messages.
Sometimes an error occurs on your machine and you are immediately hit
by a BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death). The only problem is the screen
flashes by so quickly you rarely get to see what may have caused the
error in the first place. To the layman the information on the screen
may as well be in a foreign language but, in a number of cases, to a
technician the all important 'scrambled numbers and letters' can mean
the difference between locating your problem or complete disaster. By
disabling the automatically restart on system failure feature, you are
able to read what messages appear on the blue screen and can, if
necessary, pass the information on to your technical support person.