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Windows 7: System Restore Point Shortcut

24 Mar 2013   #120
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

No, because I had created them all with your shortcut. Question on your shortcut which is a .vbs: When I try to run it with Task Scheduler, it wants to know "how to open it"; I tried using PowerShell.exe, but that failed, what's the answer??


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24 Mar 2013   #121
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd, did you actually turn system protection off and on for the drive, or just set the size? If just the size, then that would be why they didn't get deleted.


You should be able to use the same as in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below in Task Scheduler, but for what trigger you wanted instead.
System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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24 Mar 2013   #122
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I actually turned off system restore before the "list" deleted itself.

Took a look at Method 2; I downloaded "System Scheduler" and it is working ok. The issue, and I appreciate everything, is that if I have to do a "Refresh" (win8) or a new install, I have my work cut out for me to get the system back up. DOS was so simple...
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24 Mar 2013   #123
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's a nice program. I hope the refresh goes smoothly.
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24 Mar 2013   #124
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I have a simple mind and I need simple programs - they did a brain scan on me and they are looking for anything they can find.
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24 Mar 2013   #125
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, I know how that is.
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25 May 2013   #126
Homer712

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Thank You!

I've been an "Apple" guy since way back in 1984, but during my working days I always needed to be able to use Windows based machines. Somehow, the fascination with how the Windows operating systems worked (or didn't) and how to "tweak" certain programs and settings always kept me interested. So much so that now (retired) I find myself mostly "tinkering" with my Toshiba laptop. But to the point . . . I was interested in understanding more about Restore Points and how to create them, just "in case" (I did say I tinker a lot, didn't I). Found this site, and from this tutorial I was able to create:
1. A Scheduled Task which creates a System Restore Point, once daily.
2. A Shortcut that I can create a System Restore Point with manually.
3. And, both of the above run without the "Do you want this program to run . . ." prompt.

Took a few tries to get it all done, but I'm feeling pretty proud of myself this morning.

So again, thank you Brink!
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25 May 2013   #127
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Homer, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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23 Sep 2013   #128
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I tried to run this at boot time and all I got is:Name:  script_error_instant_restore_point.jpg
Views: 129
Size:  33.7 KB


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23 Sep 2013   #129
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello AG,

Since the .vbs file will "Run as administrator", Windows will not run it at startup by default. However, you could use Method Two in the tutorial below as a workaround to be able to do so.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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