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Windows 7: System restore


28 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version
 
 
System restore

I have an issue with system restore not creating restore points. I had to do a restore earlier today and only had one restore point. This is not the first time i have seen this. The last time i tried turning off system restore and turning it back on hoping it would clear the problem plus i increased the size that it could use up to 5 gigs. But it is still only creating one restore point. Even when I have manually created a restore points they are not saved. The only thing I can think of it might be is maybe my antivirus conflicting with it. I use Comodo internet suite. Has anyone else had this issue and if so how did u fix it??

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28 Nov 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Have you setup a dual boot?
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28 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version
 
 

no only win 7 ultimate and yes i know about the dualboot problem
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28 Nov 2010   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 



This is more a check to be sure than likely.

Go to this tutorial in link. I know it is on or it would make no restore points.
Follow the route to get to the above picture.
The Windows 7 should be the only partition showing "On". All others should be off.
Click the configure button to turn them off if needed.
They probably are all off but the Windows 7 partition. Worth checking.
Of course you can double check that Sys Protection is on while your there.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Mike
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28 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version
 
 

Thanks I just check and there was another partition turned on. I turned it off now hopefully that was the problem. If I still have issues later on I will bump the tread back up. Thanks for the help
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28 Nov 2010   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

That should do it.

Go ahead and make a new restore point from that window I posted.

Let us know if you need anything else.

Glad to help.
Mike
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28 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit version
 
 

thanks and it saved the new restore point will check later on to see if it creates anymore as time goes on
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29 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Does your PC remain in "sleep mode" most of he time? That could be why it's not creating restore points.
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29 Nov 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

You can also click the Configure button to add more HD space for System Restore points. I set most of my installs to 20% for more points that hang around longer. .

Often times a System can be saved with a restore point that is several months old. You are smart to pay attention to this.

Check periodically that no other drive has turned itself On and that Windows 7 drive is On with all options selected
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