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User Info: numberman52

numberman52
4 years ago#1
if i use system restore and use a backup from 2 years ago will it uninstall the things ive installed since then?
and will it clear space?
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User Info: castrejon04

castrejon04
4 years ago#2
Yes it will. I did one that was a few months old by accident and it removed everything I installed before that restore point.
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User Info: Asellus

Asellus
4 years ago#3
Possibly, it resets the Windows registry, drivers, certain other things. It won't remove any programs from your disc but it might remove references to them or require you to reinstall them if they use the Windows Registry for anything.

User Info: numberman52

numberman52
4 years ago#4
so if i need to clear alot of space doing this and deleting the folders of the installed stuff in program files folder should work right?
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User Info: Asellus

Asellus
4 years ago#5
so if i need to clear alot of space doing this and deleting the folders of the installed stuff in program files folder should work right?

For programs you should just uninstall them properly - control panel > programs and features > double click on anything you wish to remove.

Deleting the folder will free up space but Windows will still think it's installed and programs sometimes put files in other locations which will be properly removed this way.
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