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Windows 7: Creating Win7 Sytem Restore points

14 Dec 2012   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Creating Win7 Sytem Restore points

Can System Restore be automated by the user to backup multiple times per day??


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15 Dec 2012   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Yes it can
Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Task Scheduler

Navigate through folders top left to find system restore
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Right click top line and select properties then click triggers tab
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Click edit trigger
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There is option to run task every X number of hours which is what i think you are looking for

Hope this helps

Paul


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15 Dec 2012   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AaLF View Post
Can System Restore be automated by the user to backup multiple times per day??
You DO know that System Restore won't backup or restore the ENTIRE system, right?

It should be called OPERATING System Restore -- cause it only backs up some OS-related stuff and restores that.

If you're making changes to your system such that you need the ability to restore it in its entirety, you're better off doing an image backup or using something like Macrium Reflect. Those will backup and restore the entire system.
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16 Dec 2012   #4
AaLF

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

I have Imaging backup for serious stuff. I want something lite for things such as Windows updates that go astray or a driver install by me that needs reverting etc.

QUESTION: If I set Sys. Restore to back up 3 extra times per day (as above) does it delete old useless backups after a week or two - or is it going to keep growing in GBs forever?
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16 Dec 2012   #5
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You can set size as % of drive space, when capacity is used older points will auto delete

Control Panel>System>System Protection>Configure
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PS
Ignore settings you see in my snip as this is not my system drive


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