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Windows 7: System Restore Point Shortcut

05 Nov 2014   #150
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Manhunter,

See if starting over using METHOD TWO in the tutorial below may work for you now. The .vbs file has since been updated since then that should work for you now.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup


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05 Nov 2014   #151
Manhunter

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 
Addition infor on my problem

I tried running sfc /scannow from the command line (C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe) but it said "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility). I am the only user and I have Administrator status, so I used Ctrl+Shift+Enter to open the "cmd" in Run. The command line window briefly flashes (as it does when I try to use the CreateSystemRestorePoint shortcut. Now what?
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05 Nov 2014   #152
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How does right clicking on "cmd" and clicking on "Run as administrator" work?
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05 Nov 2014   #153
Manhunter

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

First, thanks a million for your fast replies.

I used METHOD TWO to remove the Program Files folder and the Desktop Shortcut.

I again went to Accessories/command prompt. When I right-click on it there is no option to "Run as Administrator." To solve another problem, I recently installed a registry modification to easily "Take ownership" of folders, which solved the other problem. Clicking on the opens the W1indows Command Processor UAC, which I OK. Theoretically I now have Administrative ownership of the Command Prompt.

BTW: I don't understand about an "updated" .vbs file. My first use of your solution was downloading the .zip file less than an hour ago, so I assume I've been working with the latest.
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05 Nov 2014   #154
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you create the system restore point task using METHOD TWO below. If not, then try it instead.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

It sounds like the "Take Ownership" context menu replaced "Run as administrator". Download and merge the .reg file for the listed .exe option in the tutorial below. It will restore the default associations and registry entries for .exe files that should restore "Run as administrator" when you right click on .exe files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore
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05 Nov 2014   #155
Manhunter

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok.. realized you were referring to the blue link in your reply. Went there. Will try that in a couple hours when I get back. Thanks again.
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05 Nov 2014   #156
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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06 Nov 2014   #157
Manhunter

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

First: Your registry "fix" to restore "Run as Administrator" to EXE files does not resolve the issue. "Take Ownership" is still there and there is still no "Run as Administrator." Interesting, since the script I used to create the "Take Ownership" option is your "Add_Take_Ownership_and_EXE.reg". I would think your fix could undo it or modify it to restore "Run as Administrator" for EXE files at least. (Yes, I did restart my computer.)

Second: Can't follow Method Two on the page you linked.
1) Downloaded Scheduled_Instant_Restore_Point.zip.

2) Unzipped it and moved the VBS file to the desktop, but unblock? Doesn't seem "blocked." Opening it (left click or right-click/open) brings up the "Open File - Security Warning" window and clicking Open brings up the UAC window and clicking Yes brings back the Desktop and everything on it.

3) Moved "the extracted and unblocked VBS file" to the C:\Program Files" folder. However, the screenshot on your tutorial shows it being Pasted into a Wi...(blocked by the options menu) FOLDER in Program files. Nowhere do you state to create an "Instant_Restore_Point" FOLDER. But I created one anyway and put the VBS file into it. I did not encounter an "Access Denied" dialog box you show in step 4.

4) I followed 5., 6. (Daily 11:00:00PM), 7. you state "now browse to C:\Program Files and click the Instant_Restore_Point file you extracted there in step #2 above and click Open, then click the Instant_Restore_Point script and click Open again." The file extracted there in Step #2 IS the VBS file, so I could only highlight it and click Open ONCE, 8. Clicked OK (Create Task/Actions window).

5) At your Step 9 (Create Task window) when I click OK I get Task Scheduler window "An error has occurred for task Scheduled Restore Point. Error message: User account restriction error. The possible reasons are that blank passwords not allowed, or that a policy restriction has been enforced. OK. Nothing else. Clicking OK goes back to the Create Task Window. Repeat ad infinitum.

So what.. I need to create a Windows 7 Password for my User Account and start over? Or maybe something else is going on here (too)?

I swear I've never had any problems with XP and the only reason I have Win7 Pro/64 on this new computer is because it came with Win8 and that was a reincarnation of Vista, so I bought and installed Win7 Pro/64. Less problems than Win8 (which would not accept upgrade to 8.1) but still a pain in the you-know-what.

Wouldn't blame you if you gave up on this and left me to dig down to System Restore and manually create additional restore points each time I think it necessary. I didn't mention that System Restore does create some restore points, apparently whenever I do such things as trying to make your Scheduled_Instant_Restore_Point work. There are six (6) "Install" System Restore points between 9:24 PM and 11:45 PM tonight (five of them between 11:41:58 PM and 11:45:49 PM when I repeatedly clicked on the VBS file - Description "Scheduled Restore Point").

The only other System Restore points are: 2 early this AM when I manually created test restore points; 1 on 10/30 "Automatic Restore Point" Type System; and 3 in August and September when I made system images.

I had, a week or so ago, used the Task Scheduler to (SUPPOSEDLY) schedule System Restore points at Startup and 10:00PM nightly. The Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/System Restore window shows SR, Ready, Multiple triggers defined, Next Run Time 11/6/2014 10:00:00 PM, Last Run Time 11/5/2014 10:06:52 PM, Last Run Result The operation completed successfully. (0x0). But, as noted, none show up as available System Restore Points to use to restore the system.

Anyway, thanks for trying.
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06 Nov 2014   #158
Manhunter

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

NEW INFO 12:58AM 11/6/2014:
Reviewed Task Scheduler settings for System Restore. Added checkmark to Security options/Run with highest privileges. Unchecked Conditions/Start the task only if the computer is idle for:

Right-clicked to highlight SR, clicked Run. Much activity on HDD. Last Run 11/6/2014 12:56:21 AM, The operation completed successfully. (0x0).

No new restore point shows in the System Restore "Choose a different restore point/Show more restore points."
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06 Nov 2014   #159
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sometimes it may take a bit for the new restore point to show up. Keep checking off and on for up to a few hours to see it may show up.

Use step 6 below to remove "Take Ownership". This will also restore "Run as administrator". Afterwards, use step 2 instead of step 3 to add "Take Ownership" back without it affecting .exe files.

Take Ownership Shortcut
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