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Windows 7: Windows 7 System Restore Point options are from 4 years ago.....

13 Apr 2014   #1
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 System Restore Point options are from 4 years ago.....

I did a reset a week or so ago. Wanted to reset today and the only dates that came up were from 2010 and 2011.....Just the 2 dates....So of course I did not reset it....

What's up:confused with that?????


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13 Apr 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Do you recall when the last time a restore point was made was?
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13 Apr 2014   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by purplelover View Post
I did a reset a week or so ago. Wanted to reset today and the only dates that came up were from 2010 and 2011.....Just the 2 dates....So of course I did not reset it....

What's up:confused with that?????
Doesn't sound right. Every time a Windows update arrives, a restore point is automatically made. The only way that you have only restore points from 2010 and 2011 is if you did an Image Restore from three years ago or you turned off the System Protection in 2011.
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13 Apr 2014   #4
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
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There was a date there last week.... I used it to reset. Is there a way to get more dates?????

I paid $29 to a site that was supposed to fix my Primtmaster problem. After 45 min on the phone and it was not fixed after he "fixed" the registry and did a diagnostic. Could he have messed it up? *sigh*

Just looked just one important update. will try it but not holding my breath....
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13 Apr 2014   #5
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay..... I did the one Important update and I now have 3 restore dates, today, 2010 and 2011

Go Figure
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14 Apr 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

You can also try increasing the amount of storage restore points can use by doing the following:

Click , then right click computer-properties. Click system protection. Click drive C and click configure. Drag the slider to 10%. That is what I have done with mine, and I have about 3 restore points every day. Of course, it can be any figure you want it to be, depending on the amount of disk space you have. The more disk space windows can use, the more restore points can be created.
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14 Apr 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by purplelover View Post
There was a date there last week.... I used it to reset. Is there a way to get more dates?????

I paid $29 to a site that was supposed to fix my Primtmaster problem. After 45 min on the phone and it was not fixed after he "fixed" the registry and did a diagnostic. Could he have messed it up? *sigh*

Just looked just one important update. will try it but not holding my breath....
It is quite possible your "Tech Guy" messed things up. I am not sure how Restore Points from three years ago could be installed. In the future, don't pay for PC help. There are guys here that know much more than the average Tech Guy and will get things corrected for you free.
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14 Apr 2014   #8
purplelover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

andrew129260

Unreal..... the Systems Protection was turned OFF and it was set at 0%. so I turned it on and set to 10%!!!!!
You deserve a prize Andrew.....
You Rock!!!!! Thanks!!
BGMCK I am not paying anymore money for stuff that is not really FREE!! Thanks
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14 Apr 2014   #9
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Great news! Glad it was resolved. For more options with what system protection offers, see here:

What is system protection?
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14 Apr 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do wonder why a Tech would turn off Restore Points.
I also don't understand RP back to 2010 if system protection was on and set properly. Those RP would of been long gone and new ones in there place.

I have 20 restore points 10.52 GB. Set at 5% dated from 3/25 to 4/13,2014.

It seems to me System Protection was not on and or set properly sense 2010.
Now the good folks here got things set and working properly.

Happy computing purplelover
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