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Windows 7: System restore works only manually


14 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 
System restore works only manually

I googled everywhere and nothing helped. So I decided to ask you.

My system restore is on and have 3.5gb (3%) of space, but it wont make automatic restores, only if I make them manualy. I tried with restarting system restore, turned off and on again, tried with Av turned of....




Please help.

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14 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Do you have it set to back up files as well as system info? If so, 3% may not be enough. 6% is about the norm. Also look at this HowTo:

System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point Schedule - Vista Forums
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14 Apr 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

System restore will only make an automatic point if none were made in the last 7 days.

System Restore Point Shortcut

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...a-e54ecabe2b70
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14 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
System restore will only make an automatic point if none were made in the last 7 days.
, or if there is a critical update. Not sure whether they still make one when a program is being installed (as in Vista).
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14 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Whatever it does, the OP should be able to set it as desired with the tutorial listed. I know my Windows 7 doesn't wait 7 days.
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14 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
System restore will only make an automatic point if none were made in the last 7 days.

System Restore Point Shortcut

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...a-e54ecabe2b70

I dot have any system restore now, and it should make it, but why it wont make it Automaticly I dont know. Like I said I can do it manually.
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Ok NOW I DOWNLOADED uPDATES AND INSTALLED THEM ,AND IT MAKES SYSTEM RESTORES POINTS.
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14 Apr 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
System restore will only make an automatic point if none were made in the last 7 days.

System Restore Point Shortcut

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...a-e54ecabe2b70

I dot have any system restore now, and it should make it, but why it wont make it Automaticly I dont know. Like I said I can do it manually.
I cannot get into the mind or Microsoft, but it would be my opinion they they are trying to avoid a situation of too many points being made, at the same period of time; possibly erasing the older points, which may be needed in case of a restore.

Miles says that he does not have that situation, but I do and I think that, based upon his answer so does WHS. It appears to be a situation that others have, too, based upon the link that I left you.

Test it, make sure that you are set for every 7 days. Do not make any points for that period and see what happens.
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14 Apr 2010   #8

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Not sure whether they still make one when a program is being installed (as in Vista).
My system creates a point when I install a new Program. It also automatically creates points. On XP I found Norton 360 interfered with the system restore.
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14 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
System restore will only make an automatic point if none were made in the last 7 days.

System Restore Point Shortcut

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...a-e54ecabe2b70

I dot have any system restore now, and it should make it, but why it wont make it Automaticly I dont know. Like I said I can do it manually.
**********************************************************
**********************************************************
Ok NOW I DOWNLOADED uPDATES AND INSTALLED THEM MANUALLY(They are not from auto updates, but from google-leaked) ,AND IT MAKES SYSTEM RESTORES POINTS. dONT KNOW WHY ,MEYBE COZ i MAKE SETTINGS SO IT MAKE IT DAILY OR COZ I INREASED TO 16% THATS 18.75GB AND NOW IT USING ALLREADY 1.01GB AFTER 4 UPDATES BEEING INSTALLED.

Now I dont know should i delete setting to make s. restore daily when computer is in idle. Coz Maybe it would make to much restore points. But as far as i know ,system restore should be made every time you install or uninstall program, or make any other changes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
System restore will only make an automatic point if none were made in the last 7 days.

System Restore Point Shortcut

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...a-e54ecabe2b70

I dot have any system restore now, and it should make it, but why it wont make it Automaticly I dont know. Like I said I can do it manually.
**********************************************************
**********************************************************
Ok NOW I DOWNLOADED uPDATES AND INSTALLED THEM MANUALLY(They are not from auto updates, but from google-leaked) ,AND IT MAKES SYSTEM RESTORES POINTS. dONT KNOW WHY ,MEYBE COZ i MAKE SETTINGS SO IT MAKE IT DAILY OR COZ I INREASED TO 16% THATS 18.75GB AND NOW IT USING ALLREADY 1.01GB AFTER 4 UPDATES BEEING INSTALLED.

Now I dont know should i delete setting to make s. restore daily when computer is in idle. Coz Maybe it would make to much restore points. But as far as i know ,system restore should be made every time you install or uninstall program, or make any other changes.
Whenever changes are made to the OS, system restore will make a point. You cannot change this using user friendly methods.

My advice, leave defualt alone. I gave you a short cut to make more points, when you want them, see my first post.
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