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Windows 7: How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically


20 Oct 2011   #1

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How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically

How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically every day?

Thanks.

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20 Oct 2011   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sharon122 View Post
How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically every day?

Thanks.

How about something like this? Two different methods to create one at startup.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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20 Oct 2011   #3

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Your computer should be set up by default to make restore points, but I would not do everyday. the reason is the restore points take up a bit of space and you will loose the oldest ones when it reaches its limit. You can use this tutorial to check if system protection is turned on or not:
System Protection - Turn On or Off

If you have a big enough hard drive to devote a good bit of space to the restore points then you could change the amount of space by following this tutorial:

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

also what Derekimo suggested
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20 Oct 2011   #4

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If you don't want to do a RP every time you start your computer you can of course use the task scheduler to do it as often as you want. I have a task to do one every day at 12:30.

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20 Oct 2011   #5

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I know it's none of my business -- but I'm curious as to WHY you want to create daily RPs. If you're seeing this as some form of Windows backup, then you've been mislead because that is not what System Restore does. It saves versions of operating system files and the registry and other items. It does not save your settings (as far as I know) or your data files.

I used to do a lot of experimenting with apps and other stuff in the past and learned the hard way that System Restore is not a backup solution.

So, if what you really want is to save daily backups of your files, then you need to consider a different approach.
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20 Oct 2011   #6

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A lot of installs and uninstalls don't create an RP plus previous versions.

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21 Oct 2011   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
I know it's none of my business -- but I'm curious as to WHY you want to create daily RPs. If you're seeing this as some form of Windows backup, then you've been mislead because that is not what System Restore does. It saves versions of operating system files and the registry and other items. It does not save your settings (as far as I know) or your data files.

I used to do a lot of experimenting with apps and other stuff in the past and learned the hard way that System Restore is not a backup solution.

So, if what you really want is to save daily backups of your files, then you need to consider a different approach.
I support this view.
Restore points have let me down more than once. I rely on file/folder backups and imaging.
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21 Oct 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
I know it's none of my business -- but I'm curious as to WHY you want to create daily RPs. If you're seeing this as some form of Windows backup, then you've been mislead because that is not what System Restore does. It saves versions of operating system files and the registry and other items. It does not save your settings (as far as I know) or your data files.

I used to do a lot of experimenting with apps and other stuff in the past and learned the hard way that System Restore is not a backup solution.

So, if what you really want is to save daily backups of your files, then you need to consider a different approach.
I support this view.
Restore points have let me down more than once. I rely on file/folder backups and imaging.
I also image frequently but a daily image is too often and takes a lot of space. Daily RPs give you a finer granularity and for me work more often than not. As I mentioned earlier previous version are also useful for recovering older versions of files and recently deleted files which are no longer in the recycle bin.
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21 Oct 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I never said not to use restore points and accept that many people in fact do use them in a limited way. They are no substitute for a complete backup strategy and for me they play a small role.
A backup strategy depends on purpose. For me:
1) Daily file/folder backups (generally incremental). Used synchronized backup if desired.
2) Weekly images or prior to a significant system reconfiguration such as a driver installation or major installed software update. I never suggested daily imaging. But even that may be fine for some. With a USB external HDD a 40GB image takes me ~10min.
3) Keep appropriate older images to suite your purpose periodically deleting weeklies.
4) Rely on redundancy. Keep images on more than one external HDD and use a different secondary backup imaging software less frequently in case your primary software fails. In my case I use
Primary: Windows inbuilt imaging
Secondary: Macrium Reflect free

Hopefully that's specific enough.

Edit: If the OP wishes to make routine daily restore points regardless, the question I believe has been answered.
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21 Oct 2011   #10

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1. Weekend Macrium image of OS partitions (and fast moving data) to backup disk 1
2. Midweek Windows image to backup disk 2
3. Archive Data Files selective backups as and when.
4. NAS files synced on backup disks (I have had problems with the NAS).

I don't really trust long incremental backup chains and use differential instead where needed.
I am currently trying augmenting my weekly Macrium images with daily differentials but I've only been going for two weeks with that so it's work in progress and I haven't needed to restore yet.
If that works maybe I will cut down on the daily RP.
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