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Windows 7: Restore points vanishing, cannot increase space

17 Sep 2015   #11
foxidrive

Win 8.1 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You want Restore Points on the same Partition that Windows 7 is on.
Yep, and the screenshot posted at the end is of Drive Q: and not Drive C: where the problem is.
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The Q partition drive #1 should not be active.
My main reason to reply was to ask why it was suggested that the Q: drive should not have the active flag.

Every drive can be a primary partition and marked active and it will not affect the system in any way at all.


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17 Sep 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My reason is simple. No partition needs or should be active unless it has a operating system on it in a double boot. Other than that one proper activate partition is all that is needed or wanted.

I don't have a high tech answer but what I have discovered is when their is active partitions that are not needed Windows 7 gets confused. We don't want that. Their are many members that will be able to give a very long and high tech response to your question. Just hang in and wait.
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17 Sep 2015   #13
foxidrive

Win 8.1 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply Layback Bear.

You misunderstand my post - I'm informing you that there is no reason to remove the active flag from any drive, because the BIOS is set to boot from only one drive.

All other active flags are ignored.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My reason is simple. No partition needs or should be active unless it has a operating system on it in a double boot.
You can have have multiple drives with an OS installed and then choose which one to boot from using the BIOS boot menu.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
what I have discovered is when their is active partitions that are not needed Windows 7 gets confused.
No, it doesn't. Your testing methodology must have confused you.

There is no reason to remove the active flag. That advice will just confuse future readers.

It also doesn't affect restore points in any way, shape or form.
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