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Windows 7: System Protection - Turn On or Off


04 Nov 2008   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
System Protection - Turn On or Off

How to Turn System Protection On or Off in Windows 7

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24 Apr 2010   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Ramesh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have a retail copy of Windows 7, then you can do a repair install that should fix this without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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24 Apr 2010   #31
bikengen

Win 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you, Shawn, for your prompt, proficient, and complete response. Your tutorials are superb, and yet I appreciate your suggestions for which ones are relevant to a particular question. For example, I would not have assumed that a Vista tutorial would also apply to Win 7.

Re Q3 in my original post (#27), using your tutorial (post #29) I learned that 2 triggers are set; one daily at midnight, and one at startup. However, the Conditions tab shows that neither trigger will act unless the computer has been idle for 10 minutes (keeps checking for up to 23 hours) and ac power is plugged in. Between uses I typically put the computer into hibernate mode (without shutdown/startup) and turn off ac power (to prevent battery overcharge), which explains why very few restore points have been saved.

Re Q2, I am pretty sure the manual restore points I created are within the date range of existing restore points, but I do not see any unique names I gave them. I am still puzzled by that.

One other question; I tried to insert a window snapshot in my original post, but was unsuccessful. A URL appeared, but not the graphic. It works for me in documents and presentations. You and others have inserted those within posts. Any suggestions?
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24 Apr 2010   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Bikengen.

This link below will show you how to upload and attach an image to a post here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html


When you check your restore points, be sure to check theShow other restore points box (see step 7 in this link) to see all available restore points.

You might also check to make sure that you have enough max disk space set to be able to store enough restore points.
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25 Apr 2010   #33
Ramesh Rawat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ramesh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have a retail copy of Windows 7, then you can do a repair install that should fix this without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

Thanks Brink, will try to do this and also post the results.
Regards
RR
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26 Apr 2010   #34
Ramesh Rawat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

I tried to "repair install" with the Window 7 CD and the first option I selected is "System Restore". Restored it to a previous appropriate date.
Still the error is showing.
Secondly I againt performed "Startup Repair", still the error continues to show.
Other option of image recovery is not possible as I do not have any image file created or saved.
Any other way to come out from this error message?
Please.
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26 Apr 2010   #35
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ramesh,

Do you have a retail Windows 7 copy? A repair install (click on link) is not a "System Restore" though.
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06 Nov 2010   #36
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Excellent tutorial, Shawn.

If I recall correctly, in Windows XP there was a window one could bring up that listed the restore points, which could then be selectively deleted. Does Windows 7 have such a feature? I saw only the option to delete them all. Thanks.
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06 Nov 2010   #37
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Art,

Yeah, by default Windows 7 only allows you to delete all restore points. You can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below though to be able to delete random individual restore points with CCleaner.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Nov 2010   #38
gogreen

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP 1
 
 

Hi Shawn. CCleaner. Maybe that's where I saw it. Thanks.

Just tried it. CCleaner lists only four restore points! I guess Windows 7 deletes old ones anyway!
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06 Nov 2010   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Art. Yeah, it will delete old restore points automatically to make room for new ones when the set storage size has been reached.
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