From the day I installed Vista until the day I dumped it I must have made 40+ attempts to restore using Windows restore (most just to confirm it still didn't work) and every time I got the end message that the restore had failed.
I even tried it on pristine installs (straight after installing Windows and then adding one programme) and it still couldn't do it.
Windows has succeeded, beyond any expectations, of making an absolute failure of:
Searching i.e. I can know for a fact I have multiple files or folders with particular names or extensions on a drive and Windows can't detect them even when pointed directly to them.
Detection of crashed programmes i.e. Windows repeatedly claims programmes (including it's own such as Explorer) have ceased to function when they are merely thinking often forcing shutdown.
Detection of newly installed hardware i.e. $100 phone can connect any headset via bluetooth immediately. Windows? Installs my stereo headset as a mono with microphone (but, of course that doesn't matter because, even though it's "installed and working correctly" it doesn't work). Same for attaching a smartphone, epad or external drive directly, most of the time it can't detect they've been attached. Even plugging in a simple USB drive is hit and miss.
Keeping up with the times i.e. I have a PC with USB3 ports. Even with the drivers (claimed by Windows) as installed correctly it simply can't detect and use a USB3 device.
I use a proprietary programme to back up and restore my OS (100% success rate)
Troubleshooting anything e.g. any of the specified problems above. Since the installation of Windows 3.1 I have never had their troubleshooter correct a problem.
(And I have decades of building my own PC's and programming them.)
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