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Windows 7: Regular system restore


31 Dec 2010   #1
1x4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Regular system restore

Hi

I've read that Windows 7 creates regularly restore points, but in the list I only can find the ones when something new has been installed. So I'd like to know where I could set up that Windows creates a restore point for example every day.

Thank you


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31 Dec 2010   #2
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1x4 View Post
Hi

I've read that Windows 7 creates regularly restore points, but in the list I only can find the ones when something new has been installed. So I'd like to know where I could set up that Windows creates a restore point for example every day.

Thank you
FWIW, I run my backup each day at 3:00am. My PC creates a restore point at 3:00am each day when the backup runs. Looking at my list of restore points, on the days where my backup didn't run there are no restore points either...

Just my two cents worth.
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31 Dec 2010   #3
Hopalong X

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

Make sure the yellow boxed is checked when looking for restore point son this page. Yellow circled in the picture.
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31 Dec 2010   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I believe that windows 7 only creates one restore point per week automatically and only if no other restore points are created within the week either with backups, installs or manually. Personally I have never gone a week without some sort of activity creating a restore point so I can't confirm that.
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31 Dec 2010   #5
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi 1x4,

You can use Task Scheduler to schedule regular system restoration.

Click Start Orb, and type task in the search box, then select Task Scheduler. Now maximise the options that I have shown underlined/circled in red, in the image below.

I also strongly recommend that you read through the following tutorials that describes system restore do's and don't's in detail:

System Protection - Turn On or Off[2]=Backup Restore
System Restore[2]=Backup Restore

Regards,
Golden


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31 Dec 2010   #6
Hopalong X

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

Golden

Your link is to System Images not System Restore points. I'm not sure what you intended.

Mike
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31 Dec 2010   #7
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Whooops...too much beer. Thanks Mike. I have edited original post.
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31 Dec 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I believe that windows 7 only creates one restore point per week automatically and only if no other restore points are created within the week either with backups, installs or manually. Personally I have never gone a week without some sort of activity creating a restore point so I can't confirm that.

Well said kado,
From my reading / research I believe this to be correct with Windows 7.{unlike older OS SR}
I tend to do a manual restore point on a daily basis.
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31 Dec 2010   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I believe that windows 7 only creates one restore point per week automatically and only if no other restore points are created within the week either with backups, installs or manually. Personally I have never gone a week without some sort of activity creating a restore point so I can't confirm that.

Well said kado,
From my reading / research I believe this to be correct with Windows 7.{unlike older OS SR}
I tend to do a manual restore point on a daily basis.
Hi JMH,

I do a data only backup every day which creates a Restore Point and an image once a week.

By the way I have accepted your friend request. Happy New Year to you and I'm just gutted for you about the cricket.

Keith.
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31 Dec 2010   #10
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I believe that windows 7 only creates one restore point per week automatically and only if no other restore points are created within the week either with backups, installs or manually. Personally I have never gone a week without some sort of activity creating a restore point so I can't confirm that.
Interesting. What then is wrong with my system that it creates a restore point every day at 3:00 am when my backup runs? If Windows 7 is not meant to do that, how then could I turn that off?
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