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Windows 7: restore points

20 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
restore points

Hi guys

Can someone please tell me why in win 7 is there so little restore points created?
In xp i could go back months and months with about 10 different restore point options?

Why have they changed it? It is much worse!
Now by default i can only get about 3 to choose and they only go back a few days?

n xp i could go back months and months with about 10 different restore point options why isnt that the default.?

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20 Feb 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote:
System Restore in Windows 7 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days.


Refer this article -

Restore Points (Windows)
Further reading -
System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues
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20 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

yes but that doesnt answer my question, why did they change it from xp?
xp restore points many and varied over months by default?
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20 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Thinktank,

I believe it was do to people complaining about how much HDD drive space that the restore points used by default. In Windows 7, you have the option to increase and decrease the amount of HDD drive space per drive letter that you wish to be used for restore points. A restore point's size will vary, but is usually around 1GB or so. The tutorial below will help show you how to increase the restore point storage size to be able to keep more restore points on the selected drives.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Feb 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

thanks for that brink
Am i able to specify a restore point created automatically once a month?
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21 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Thinktank.

Not by default, but you can use the "Instant Restore Point" shortcut in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below and save it somewhere on your computer. Next, create a new task in Task Scheduler to run this shortcut once a month.

System Restore Point Shortcut
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21 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks brink for all the great tutorials much appreciated...
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21 Feb 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Seth.
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21 Feb 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You may find this one useful, the download script in #2 is excellent to use to create a daily task in Task Scheduler, just create it to run with "Highest Privileges"; I use that method myself.


System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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