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Windows 7: Restore Points gone!

14 Jan 2010   #31

Windows 7

My problem with disappearing restore points (Windows 7) is resolved. I chatted with ms win7 support and they did two things:

(1) Made sure 'System Restore' (SR) had all the authority it needed: system restore icon-> right click-> properties->click to security tab and put checks in all auth columns

(2) gave SR all the space it wanted: within the 'Search programs and Files' of the START menu type 'create restore point' -> click on link found for 'create restore point' -> Custom->stretch slider ALL the WAY to right (max). apply, Reboot. Go back to 'create restore point' and create one and reboot. See i restore point is there. Mine was hope yours is.

Note: this is clearly a Windows problem. You should NOT have to specify all you available free space to this component. It will surely come back and haunt you. If this solves it for many others then someone should open a bug under MS Windows 7.

Hope this helps others!

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14 Jan 2010   #32

Windows 8.1.1

He Cace2002

glad you got your problem sorted and thanks for the update!

I moved on from this by removing XP from the dual boot and I just have Win 7 only so I don't have restore point problem now.
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15 Jan 2010   #33

windows 7 64bit

In my case the problem was not with the windows 7 but with the xp that I have on the other drive. The xp sees the restore points as shadow copies and deletes them. I have since reinstalled windows 7 as not only the restore points were taken out but the rest of the OS was disintegrating like soap bubbles popping. I now will not let the two meet. This has solved most of the problems with windows 7 but the media player still gives me some problems and needs to be fixed as many others are having similar problems. This itteration I have not even touched the media center and that seems to have eliminated the most severe of the media player problems as that is what set the thing off downloading every graphic it could find and every noise anywhere on the computer as well as every video clip from every program.
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