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Windows 7: Create "Restore Point" -- system protection is OFF ?


09 Apr 2013   #1

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 
Create "Restore Point" -- system protection is OFF ?

I am trying to create my first ever "restore point".
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System (icon) > System (window) > System protection (item) > System-Properties (dlg)
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System Properties (dialog) > System Protection (tab)

There are two Available drives in the "Protection Settings" panel
  1. (C:) Local Disk (System) ... Protection:= ON
  2. System ... Protection:= OFF
Should "System" be OFF ?

If I only Create "... drives that have system protection turned on..." -- will I be getting what I expect --
a valid restore point ?

In Configure (btn) > System Protection for (C: Local Disk (dlg)
Disk Space Usage is set to "0 bytes" (zero)
Is this a correct setting (and what about #2. System (drive), too) ?

Would the same method/assumptions, apply to both Windows 7 32/64bit PCs
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1. My Laptop -- Toshiba, Windows 7 32Bit
2. One tower (as per "My System specs") -- Windows 7 64bit

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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09 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I have Configure (btn) > System Protection for (C: Local Disk (dlg)
Disk Space Usage set to 10% of my memory (Ram)

I'm showing only one, not two system protection(s) to turn on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello GrayGhost,

In addition, you don't need System Protection turned on for your other System drive/partition.

System Protection - Turn On or Off
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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13 Apr 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree with Brink.

There are two Available drives in the "Protection Settings" panel
(C Local Disk (System) ... Protection:= ON
System ... Protection:= OFF
Should "System" be OFF ?
Yes, as this is the backup area of your OEM partition if your Toshiba laptop comes with Toshiba OEM restore management system. If it' s ON, any downloaded virus,malware,rootkit. etc can change the original setting and cause your Toshiba OEM restore management system to fail.


In Configure (btn) > System Protection for (C: Local Disk (dlg)
Disk Space Usage is set to "0 bytes" (zero)
Is this a correct setting (and what about #2. System (drive), too) ?

Would the same method/assumptions, apply to both Windows 7 32/64bit PCs
Yes, there should be no difference.

My answer may not be correct
My System SpecsSystem Spec
4 Weeks Ago   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (+SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyrilhubert View Post
There are two Available drives in the "Protection Settings" panel:
1) C: (System) ... protection=ON
2) System ... protection=OFF

Should "System" be OFF ?
Yes, as this is the backup area of your OEM partition if your Toshiba laptop comes with Toshiba OEM restore management system. If it' s ON, any downloaded virus,malware,rootkit. etc can change the original setting and cause your Toshiba OEM restore management system to fail.

Thank you So Much for this explanation (I'll assume it's correct because so far it's the only one that makes any sense!). I have the same issue with two "available drives" showing up, and I also have a Toshiba. The first available drive listed is the "C: (System)" drive, as you'd expect. But there's a second drive listed, it's just called "System".

I do have a Toshiba laptop with OEM restore point management. System restore for the 2nd one was Off, just like the original post described. I wasn't sure if that was the default or if I had accidentally turned it off, but based on the feedback I'll leave it OFF.
Thanks!!!!!
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