07-29-2008 12:23 AM
Using Windows XP on my old Sony, I could do a backup for a later restore in a few minutes. Why does the ThinkVantage backup utility take 5 or 6 hours to backup the system? Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for your help,
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07-29-2008 09:16 AM
Now that I decided to let the "backup" finish, it turns out that it created a system backup image, not a system restore point. Who would have thought that ThinkVantage would choose to backup the SSD to the SSD? Every system failure that I have ever experienced involved the disk, and to fix the problem I needed a backup on removable media. So, I deleted the "backup" and got some of the SSD space back. I have already created recovery disks, and I will back up to CD or external drives as required.
Is there a simple way to use ThinkDisadvantage to quickly create a system restore point? I like to do this before I install any new software, drivers, etc., but I can't wait 5 hours for it to take place.
07-29-2008 01:58 PM - edited 07-29-2008 02:00 PM
Create shortcut to rstrui.exe. This will easily open System Restore with just a double click.
You may also read http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_restore.htm
There are hints like how to schedule system restore point creation etc.
BTW: ThinkVantage only does what you tell it to do - same is with every peace of software available on earth. So its actually your fault if you choose wrong backup type as well as wrong backup destination.