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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2005, 02:53:43 PM »
System Restore Works, you set a restore point and you can roll back to that point.
You can only roll back your system for drivers, nothing more: third party programs, crashes (not due to drivers), etc.

Windoctor can "fix" things by linking them to the wrong file.
You're right. Manual and brain work needed here.

Speed Disk is incredibly slow.
Ok. Speed is not the best of Speed Disk  ;D
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2005, 04:13:34 PM »
The Microsoft solution isn't always the best solution.
When it comes to System Restore, MS doesn't even come close to the reliability and
dependability of Norton's GoBack. There are however times that even GoBack isn't the answer
and a regular Image or other back-up regiment needs to be relied on for absolute safety.
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2005, 08:19:28 PM »
There are however times that even GoBack isn't the answer
Too many intensive use of the HDD (virus scanning, defragmenting, for instance), large downloads of P2P applications, etc.
In these times, use the SafeTry Method to start GoBack history  ;)
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2005, 04:59:05 AM »
Maybe I'll give a try, as it's retail version... But I'm afraid of name NORTON... Sounds like hell for me!  ;D
I know you're joking. Some utilities are very good... Not all Symantec products are bad.
Norton Ghost is an excelent backup.
Norton GoBack doesn't have any competitor in the market.  8)


I think Farstone's Restore It is a very good programme
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2005, 05:18:00 PM »
I think Farstone's Restore It is a very good programme
You're fully right... There are competitors.
Unfortunatelly, I never tested it  ::)

http://www.farstone.com/home/ensite/products/restoreit-pro.shtml
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2005, 03:33:47 PM »
XP's system restore works fine. The only thing it does not monitor is user related files but anything critical to getting your system back to a working state is included.

Microsoft includes troubleshooting documentation for all it's software. That is not proof it does not work. All serious problems are fixed via the service packs the rest are the exact same things that can cause Goback to not work.

It makes no sense to waste money on unnecessary software.

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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2005, 05:44:51 PM »
The only thing it does not monitor is user related files
Thanks Microsoft!

It makes no sense to waste money on unnecessary software.
Are you talking seriously?
Don't we have the right to buy the software we need.
Can't you find a more antipathic way to post your opinion?
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2005, 07:34:02 PM »
Hi folks,

Ever wondered why some functions in MS are "undefined". Well that is the point.

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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2005, 01:10:02 AM »
Everyone is free to buy whatever they want, the point is do you need it? I service alot of clients computers and System Restore works in the cases it can help. The far majority of cases are serious problems such as hardware failure or severe virus infection, things GoBack cannot even help.

Sure GoBack lets you roll back changes even to your personal files but is there where the majority of problems are or is it at the system level?

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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2005, 03:17:32 AM »
GoBack not only rolls back your person files but also rolls back system files. It virtually takes you back to the time you decide. (With-in reason)

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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2005, 03:36:26 AM »
That is effectively what System Restore minus the personal files. It puts your system back to the state it was in at the date and time the restore point was made.

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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2005, 05:42:44 AM »
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It puts your system back to the state it was in at the date and time the restore point was made.
GoBack constantly monitors your system changes and if I need to go back 20 min or 30 min etc than that's what I select.
That's not possible with System Restore unless I want to manually create a restore point every few minutes which simply
isn't practicle.
In my opinion, System Restore is better than not having anything but, there are better alternatives. :)
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2005, 11:57:56 AM »
In my opinion, System Restore is better than not having anything but, there are better alternatives. :)
Bob, I was trying to say this since from the begginning...  :-*
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2005, 01:48:44 PM »
Technical,
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Re: Norton Utilities 2002
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2005, 03:46:21 PM »
Technical,
 :) ;D :)
Bob you're great, we can understand each other just changing smiles  ;D  8)
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