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Windows 7: I cannot find Restore Points created "daily" with Task Scheduler.

15 Sep 2011   #1
progman48

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
I cannot find Restore Points created "daily" with Task Scheduler.

Task Scheduler is setup to create restore points every day at midnight and at startup. It indicates that it runs successfully but those points do not show up in System Restore.


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15 Sep 2011   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you use Ccleaner. You can also look for restore points in there. Check and see how much hard drive space is free. I see you have a 1 TB bit with lots of info and several restore points they can get full.
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15 Sep 2011   #3
progman48

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes, and they are not there either. Scheduler History was turned off by default (brand new computer). I turned it on and set it to go at 1:35PM today. It shows completed successfully in Scheduler history but still does not show up as a restore point in System Restore. I did see an "operational code" of "(2)", so I am checking this out online.
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15 Sep 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I have the feeling that the purpose of that task is to make sure that you have at least one RP per week. I have only ever seen it create an RP once in over a year when I had deleted all RPs.
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15 Sep 2011   #5
progman48

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I knew that Windows 7 created restore points weekly (Sundays, I think) but I thought possibly the place where I purchased my new computer had set it up to run daily. Looking online, it looks like the daily SR run is standard but that doesn't mean that System Restore Points are created every time the program runs. I think I am going to have to create (or download) an alternative.
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15 Sep 2011   #6
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by progman48 View Post
I knew that Windows 7 created restore points weekly (Sundays, I think) but I thought possibly the place where I purchased my new computer had set it up to run daily. Looking online, it looks like the daily SR run is standard but that doesn't mean that System Restore Points are created every time the program runs. I think I am going to have to create (or download) an alternative.
Try this. I have used it to create an RP in task manager. System Restore Point Shortcut
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04 Nov 2011   #7
chriswchrisw

Win 7 Home Prem 64
 
 

Win7 cannot create daily SR points, no matter what the Task Scheduler implies. You need third party software. This works nicely: Create Daily Restore Point in Windows 7 - HelpWithWindows.com
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04 Nov 2011   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

No you don't. see my earlier post. The tutorial allows you to download a VB script which can be run by the task scheduler daily. I've been doing that for months now.
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04 Nov 2011   #9
progman48

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Solved!

I found a third party program I like. I use its automated script for daily (generically named SR points) and their manual program (on my desktop) that I use when I want to create a (named) SP point.

Thanks for all the help!
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