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Windows 7: Restore Points

14 Jun 2013   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Restore Points

This is more out of curiosity than anything else.

I find using restore points very beneficial especially when I am installing new software. If I make a mistake installing new software then by having manual restore point prior to the install, I can do an instant restore and fix what every I need to.

This is what I don't understand. I started keeping a record of my manual restore points. What I find is that they do NOT last very long. 24 hours in about the record that they show up.

That is without any updates for new software installs.

I was just wondering why the manual restore points don't last any longer.


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14 Jun 2013   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

This article should give you some idea.
System Restore points are deleted after you restart your Windows 7-based computer

Also, dual boot setup sometimes causes the restore points to be deleted at every boot.

Have a look at these articles. These should fix the issue.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;312067
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14 Jun 2013   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How big is your shadowstorage. You can find out with this command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage
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14 Jun 2013   #4
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
This article should give you some idea.
System Restore points are deleted after you restart your Windows 7-based computer

Also, dual boot setup sometimes causes the restore points to be deleted at every boot.

Have a look at these articles. These should fix the issue.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Shadow copies may be lost when you defragment a volume
Saw this thread. Nice links there. Thanks. I had that problem in a dual boot sometime 2010. Never did solved that so I disregarded restore points and just relied on regular image backups.
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14 Jun 2013   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Same here. I too rely on regular image back ups however restore points can save lot of time and is more of a quick win.
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14 Jun 2013   #6
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Same here. I too rely on regular image back ups however restore points can save lot of time and is more of a quick win.
Hi Dinesh

There was a time I did liked restore points. Even used the auto-restore point creation tool here in the forums but when I shifted to dual boot and later triple boot the issue arose. So regular image backups is now my cup of tea
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15 Jun 2013   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damien76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Same here. I too rely on regular image back ups however restore points can save lot of time and is more of a quick win.
Hi Dinesh

There was a time I did liked restore points. Even used the auto-restore point creation tool here in the forums but when I shifted to dual boot and later triple boot the issue arose. So regular image backups is now my cup of tea
That's ideal
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16 Jun 2013   #8
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Yesterday I changed my usage for restore points from 319 mb to 2 gb. This morning the last two manual restore points were still showing. I think this is at least extending the time I will see manual restore points.
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16 Jun 2013   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Yeah sounds good.
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24 Jun 2013   #10
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
Yesterday I changed my usage for restore points from 319 mb to 2 gb. This morning the last two manual restore points were still showing. I think this is at least extending the time I will see manual restore points.
Have you seen this one..?

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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