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How to manually recover restore points in Windows 7?

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In XP, there was a way to go to the command prompt and manually recover restore points.  As I remember, the filenames and dates were strange, but this process still saved the day a few times.

Is there a way to do this with Windows 7?  If so, I would need to know the detailed steps, or a link to a site that shows the steps--something I have not yet been able to find.  TIA
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This site looks like it's all about doing it from within Windows, but of course that won't work for me, since Windows won't boot up.  I'm looking for a way to manually recover restore points from a command prompt, like could be done with XP.
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Have you tried below link

http://www.thewindowsclub.com/system-restore-points-deleted-in-windows-7-troubleshoot-and-fix

In this link it will guide you how to restore ponts if its deleted.
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You can run System Restore from a repair disk, so no need to boot into Windows.  However, to my knowledge there is no way to browse the restore points like in WinXP through the file system (something that I did a number of times just to recover/restore registry files) since  the storage format has changed for the recovery points.
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sasllc--
System Restore is one of the procedures you can access from Win 7 System Recovery
http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows/what-are-system-recovery-options#what-are-system-recovery-options=windows-7

Another way is to go into Safe Mode with Command Prompt and type restrui.exe| click Enter.  This may be what you were remembering from Win XP.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/start-system-restore-command-prompt#1TC=windows-7
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BTW, the following link pretty much describes what I did to recover registry files from recovery points in WinXP.
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545
Not sure if that is what sasllc is referring to or not.
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the only way i know is booting from a windows 7 DVD, and selecting restore -see point 6 :
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/668-system-recovery-options.html
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This was on a Lenovo PC, and I did not realize that they give you an easy way to do this by first pressing F11 during the boot process.  Normally one would use F11 in order to do a full system restore on these computers, but it ends up that there is a menu option that can access the restore points.  The screen looks just like it would in Windows, and it worked out great.
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yes, some manufacturers provide that option, but not all
note that using it on a bad disk only makes things worse...so best test the drive before doing that
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