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Windows 7: How to disable automatic restore point creation

13 May 2015   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The way I understood it the OP wants to do a 'selective' restore point creation - that is he wants to create restore points himself but does not want the system to create restore points. I think that is not possible. That's why I recommended images that he can control himself.


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13 May 2015   #12
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Taking manual control of system restore points

Okay well the software that I linked allows you to control most aspects of system restore and allows you to create a system restore point on demand.

What it doesn't do, as you correctly pointed out, is disable automatic restore point creation when installing software.

My thoughts:

Most experienced members rely on regular system image backups rather than system restore.

The only way that I can think of to get the control over system restore that you require is to take manual control of system restore point creation and deletion. That means keeping system restore disabled and remembering to enable it when you need to create a system restore point. So you create your system restore point for the day - then disable system restore and install all the software that you want without creating any further restore points.

If I personally wanted manual control over system restore points I'd use UVK to enable system restore, manually ceate a restore point, then disable system restore and delete any unwanted system restore points - all achieved in just a few clicks.

Let us know if you think this method might be suitable or if you need more info.
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13 May 2015   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Re: Your Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.

Digging around I find this advice for Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions so I wonder if it applies to higher editions of Windows 7 too. It disables system restore point creation when an installer runs. Maybe other users could check? I can tell you that it doesn't seem to apply to Home Premium. I use Home Premium.

System Restore Point - Disable for Application Install

Here's what I get when I navigate to the setting mentioned on my Windows 7 Home Premuim machine:

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Funny how it mentions XP. Perhaps you could test and see if it works for you. These Group Policy settings are hit and miss in Home Premium. Some stick and some don't. Note: It is not recommended to install Group Policy Editor in Home Premium and doing so may the license terms. In any case some settings work and some don't. I had reason to install it to block attachments from opening if onboard AV fails to scan them. By default Windows Home Premium allows a user to open such attachments even if they haven't been scanned.

See here (old article) for a few reasons why many of us prefer not to use system restore.

System Restore and System File Protection - scroll down to the system restore heading. Mostly the advice still applies.


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13 May 2015   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

More Digging:

Group Policy Search for appropriate registry setting to adjust states that no registry settings are available:

How to disable automatic restore point creation-gps_-turn-off-creation-system-restore-checkpoints.jpg

However I subsequently found this. You could try it (create a system restore point first )

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

Set value to 1 and see what happens. It probably won't have any effect in Windows 7 but you never know until you try it. If the setting is going to stick - test only after a reboot.


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