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Windows 7: System Restore Points

06 Aug 2011   #1
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 
System Restore Points

Hi forum,
This is the first major upset I have had with Win7.
Most of my restore points have vanished without my doing anything to effect
this..... most puzzling.
Could someone please advise me as to what might be wrong ?


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06 Aug 2011   #2
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It depends on how much space is allocated to the system restore. The more space the more restore points you'll have without them being deleted automatically. If there's not enough space to create a restore point sufficient for the latest point it will delete the oldest one from the points created..

You can adjust it by right clicking on my computer and opening system protection then configure and slide the bar to a larger percentage of space.
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07 Aug 2011   #3
BluePeter

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
It depends on how much space is allocated to the system restore. The more space the more restore points you'll have without them being deleted automatically. If there's not enough space to create a restore point sufficient for the latest point it will delete the oldest one from the points created..

You can adjust it by right clicking on my computer and opening system protection then configure and slide the bar to a larger percentage of space.
Thanks, seth500,
The slider was set to 1% (2.33gb) and I have now set it to a value of 56% (130gb). That is about half-way on the bar. Upon reflection, there may have been another reason why these points vanished. I have RevoUninstaller on my system and there is an Evidence Remover in this that can permanently delete files from the Hard Drive that have gone through the Recycle Bin. I used this for the first time a couple of days ago and this may have been the cause. Will be more careful in future.
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07 Aug 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There are many events that can delete the restore points - e.g. Disk cleanup, resize of shadowstorage, etc. If I were you, I would not trust the restore points and 56% of the disk is FAR too much space allocated for them. About 5 to 10% is ample.

A much safer method of protection is system imaging But do not use the windows native facility. That is iffy too. Macrium or Paragon are much better options.
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07 Aug 2011   #5
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There are many events that can delete the restore points - e.g. Disk cleanup, resize of shadowstorage, etc. If I were you, I would not trust the restore points and 56% of the disk is FAR too much space allocated for them. About 5 to 10% is ample.

A much safer method of protection is system imaging But do not use the windows native facility. That is iffy too. Macrium or Paragon are much better options.
I agree system restore when I use it is right after I have made a mistake that I have done to the system and not to far down the road because you could get some system problems with it that I have noticed with some programs. It's always best to have a clean image as whs has stated with the proper software. And always use the recommended restore as a ground rule, also 10% is what I have mine set to...
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08 Aug 2011   #6
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
There are many events that can delete the restore points - e.g. Disk cleanup, resize of shadowstorage, etc. If I were you, I would not trust the restore points and 56% of the disk is FAR too much space allocated for them. About 5 to 10% is ample.

A much safer method of protection is system imaging But do not use the windows native facility. That is iffy too. Macrium or Paragon are much better options.
Yeah. Same here too. System image is best.
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