I've got a unique problem as System Restore does not work on my new HP laptop. Here's what happens:
I pick a restore point and all looks well until it's re-booted and then I get the following error message:
"System Restore failed to extract the original copy of the directory from the restore point. Source: %Systemroot%\registration Destination: ComplusStaging"
I've tried deleting all restore points, running from a normal Windows sign in as well as "Safe" mode and using the F8 key (tapping during boot) and running it from the new "repair" facility. It will create a restore point but this problem happens when you try to use the restore point.
It's been suggested from HP tech-support (questionable answers) that this computer has this problem because the version of Windows was from an upgrade for Windows 7 not an original install yet I bought this computer refurbished from ECOST as advertised with Windows 7 O.S. If I thought it had a previous O.S. of course I wouldn't have bought it.