Ashampoo Backup Pro: Easy Backup and Restore software for Windows

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  1. “Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels”

    Always? Really? I am seriously curious if this is “always” a sine qua non for system security when installing software, because I maintain a dedicated USB Recovery Drive, updated whenever I add or replace hardware, as well as a Windows 10 system image, updated regularly, on an external 1 TB hard drive, in addition to which I use Ashampoo Uninstaller, which launches automatically whenever I install software.

    My experience goes back to DOS 3.3, MASM, Turbo Pascal, etc., so I know how to access the boot sequence recovery options (having had to do so about three months ago). I am trying, and failing, to imagine a failure scenario from which I cannot recover.

    The reason that I am SERIOUSLY curious is that Windows only maintains a few System Restore points,depending upon how much drive space is allocated in the Control Panel|System Properties|Configure dialog, beyond which new ones replace the oldest. When I experienced that system boot failure a few months ago, I found, to my considerable chagrin, that every one of my most recent restore points abended and failed to complete the restore operation. Without much hope I tried the oldest one I had, and you may imagine my relief when it completed successfully!

    Consequently, it is VERY important to me to understand why “Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended,” since my experience has demonstrated dramatically that creating a restore point is NOT without consequences. In my case, had I created a new restore point for every software installation, I might not have had a viable restore point when I needed it.

    So, I would be most pleased if Mr. Thakkar would kindly propose to me a failure mode (not involving a hardware failure, of course 😉 from which I could not recover. Creating a new restore point is a piece of cake using Ashampoo Uninstaller’s Tools|Administration|Manage Restore Points, or even the built in system dialog, for that matter, so that’s not the issue. But I would be loath to create new restore points needlessly unless it can be demonstrated that there is a failure scenario from which I could not recover given my current recovery preparations. So, please explain what that might be, if you will. Thank you.

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