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Windows 7: Are restore points not automatic anymore?

07 May 2013   #1

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Are restore points not automatic anymore?

My system crashed this a.m. after a MS update installation. When I checked for a restore point, I had NONE. Even though Windows 7 has told me it was creating one after updates before.

Fortunately, I was able to uninstall the update and get past the black screen which told me it couldn't reach Event notification [or something] and get online.

Where should I look to see why restore points are not being created, and how do I fix it? BTW, I searched and read many messages about this, but couldn't find what I needed to know. TIA.....


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07 May 2013   #2

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07 May 2013   #3

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I don't know how to post screenshots [yet], but my first problem is finding what you want to see. Every time I open up something in that area, it looks like it is going to do a restore... which is not what I want. I just want to find the settings. Yes... I'm a nervous Nellie.

Even though I have had Windows 7 a year now [coming from XP], I feel my knowledge of it equates to about two weeks. [Still groping to find things.] You may not want to fool with me.
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07 May 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msmisfit View Post
I don't know how to post screenshots [yet], but my first problem is finding what you want to see. Every time I open up something in that area, it looks like it is going to do a restore... which is not what I want. I just want to find the settings. Yes... I'm a nervous Nellie.

Even though I have had Windows 7 a year now [coming from XP], I feel my knowledge of it equates to about two weeks. [Still groping to find things.] You may not want to fool with me.
System Restore Point - Create
You see what's shown in step 9?
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07 May 2013   #5

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System Protection - Turn On or Off
Do step 7 for C-drive (and any other drive you want). At least 10GB drive space
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07 May 2013   #6

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It shows that SysPro is ON, and that 8.11GB of my 10.00GB max. is in use. Yet I have no weekly restore points showing.
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07 May 2013   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msmisfit View Post
It shows that SysPro is ON, and that 8.11GB of my 10.00GB max. is in use. Yet I have no weekly restore points showing.
So it's setup as this?


Can you create a manual restore point?
System Restore Point - Create
You see what's shown in step 9?
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07 May 2013   #8

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System Restore
No restore points shown in step 8? Cancel the process afterwards
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07 May 2013   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msmisfit View Post
I don't know how to post screenshots [yet], but my first problem is finding what you want to see. Every time I open up something in that area, it looks like it is going to do a restore... which is not what I want. I just want to find the settings. Yes... I'm a nervous Nellie.
System Restore Point - Create
You see what's shown in step 9?

9. When the restore point has finished being created, click on the Close button. (See screenshot below)


This? Yes... but I'm not sure what that's telling me. I haven't tried to create one yet.
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07 May 2013   #10

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Thanks for all of your help... I think with all these tutorials I will be able to create a restore point when I have more time to fool with this. I really appreciate it.

Still wish I had XP back.

Forgot to say my configuration was exactly as shown in your screenshot.
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