[Python-Dev] VC 7.1 maintenance? [getting OT]
tim.peters at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 21:24:22 CEST 2004
[John J Lee]
> Why do you find system restore points useless?
Tautologically, because I have yet to see a case where they were of real use.
> Aren't they convenient, when they work?
If they worked, I suppose they could be.
> (as long as you regard it as a convenience, not a proper backup)
GoBack is useful and convenient, because it can undo all changes on
disk. In that respect, it's as good as (but much faster and easier
than) a full disaster-recovery restoration. System Restore undoes a
vague subset of changes. If, e.g., a rogue installation damages data
files, System Restore undoes parts of the installation, but leaves the
data files damaged. It's good that System Restore (and other
gimmicks) protect OS-critical executables and the registry, and that's
better than nothing -- especially if all you run is the OS <wink>.
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