I've been using N32 in my tower (XP) and N32 & ESS7 in a couple of laptops (W7), all total for almost 10yrs. Installation and usage w/o issues to speak of. But now comes today. I'm at my Ma's installing ESS8 into her W7 tower and up comes this same Sys Restore issue being discussed. I'll try the fixes suggested, but the reason I need to use Sys Restore was after I installed ESS8 the internet connection was disabled forcing me to Sys Restore through Safe Mode to dump the ESS8 and it's effects.
I realized after writing this that it was a thread re W8 but hey, I guess your issues with ESS