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Windows 7: Need help to understand those restore points !

30 Apr 2015   #11
DavidE

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In your other thread linked to by Layback Bear in post # 12 you stated
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stranger, I changed avast as DavidE suggested, yet did not restart my computer (as requested)
Have you restarted yet ???

I use sleep and hibernate and normally don't reboot for 1-2 weeks.
If i make any change that requests a reboot, i do it.

I also reboot anytime i install/uninstall/update any program or Windows Updates, even if a reboot is not "requested".

I don't make other changes until any "new/pending" changes are completed with a successful reboot.


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30 Apr 2015   #12
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

avast has served me well for many years
I might give it a few weeks to see if it gets fixed
I fear no antivirus comes without its unwelcome peculiarities
better the devil you know....
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30 Apr 2015   #13
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
In your other thread linked to by Layback Bear in post # 12 you stated
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stranger, I changed avast as DavidE suggested, yet did not restart my computer (as requested)
Have you restarted yet ???
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sorry, had not seen your post
yes I made several restarts as a matter of fact.
I shut down the PC each evening
unfortunately, in spite of changing avast as you suggested, the saga of my restore points is still as wild
as I just wrote, I will give it a few weeks... with crossed fingers, avast can't keep this up !
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01 May 2015   #14
DavidE

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The last i read on the Avast forum the problem should be fixed in a June/July release.

Are you saying you uninstalled Avast Secure Virtual Machines, and you still have the problem with Avast creating restore points and changing the max usage ?
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01 May 2015   #15
icacream

win7 x64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post

Are you saying you uninstalled Avast Secure Virtual Machines, and you still have the problem with Avast creating restore points and changing the max usage ?
yes I did, and I do
just after I unistalled Avast Secure Virtual Machine, the current usage dropped from 25.31 GB down to 5.87 GB - that seemed real good
but after I restarted things went awry again
what I find most disturbing is that avast removes windows restore points, the opposite is true also - and it's not due to insufficient max space
2 days ago, ALL RESTORE POINTS WERE GONE !
I created a manual one, which ist still there

I read the same you did about avast sorting things out by june/july.... so I guess I'll be patient and keep an eye on things

in the meantime can you tell me whether the System Image Restore Point which are listed in the restore window and correspond to my back ups can be used the same way as the manual or system restore points ?

that would make things safer for me....

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01 May 2015   #16
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I can't help with Restore Points questions.
I use Macrium and Acronis full System Backup images and have "System Restore / Restore Points" turned off.
I trust my full backup images more than i would restore points.
I have read about too many problems about issues with recovering using restore points.
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