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Windows 7: system restore points?

15 Sep 2010   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

One good reason why you are not seeing a lot of restore points, Windows 7 only creates one automatically if one hasn't been created manually or by the install of something that triggers one every 7 days,

Restore Points (Windows)

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System Restore can be configured to create restore points at regular intervals. Users can also manually create and name a restore point at any time from within the System Restore user interface. These restore points are saved and compressed, and these choices are available to the user through the System Restore user interface. System Restore in Windows 7 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days. System Restore in Windows Vista creates a checkpoint every 24 hours if no other restore points were created that day. System Restore in Windows XP creates a checkpoint every 24 hours of absolute time.



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15 Sep 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
BFK i followed the tut for instant restore point at startup without details and when i extracted the zip file /winrar there was only one file in the folder and the other was a shortcut on the desk top,
anyhow i cut and pasted into prog files and startup file and restarted but there is no restore point for the startup i just did.
could i have done something wrong


Hello mate.



I just set-up the one with no description and it worked flawlessly, which one are you using?

I / you should get UAC prompts as soon as windows starts/you log-on, did you?


this one first --> then this one.

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15 Sep 2010   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Hi BFK no , i got no prompts, i have just restarted a second time to be sure and still nothing i have used the no description Dl , i shall re do it and see
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15 Sep 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Howdy, don't copy/paste the files/shortcut use cut/paste, that's how I always do it.
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15 Sep 2010   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

OK ive re-done everything as stated in tut and cut not copy, the bit im not getting is in the tut there are two files in the folder and when i extract i get one file.... eg


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15 Sep 2010   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i should make that clearer ...when i extract the folder there is one file in it plus a shortcut on desktop


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15 Sep 2010   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's how ...



Extract the Zip file to the desktop ...

Cut "Instant Restore Point" file and paste to "Program Files" not the x86 one.

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Then open the "Startup File in the start menu ....

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Then cut/paste the "Instant Restore Point" shortcut into the Startup folder.

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Then close everything and restart and it will work.


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15 Sep 2010   #18
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Ted feel free to give me whatever size Darwin award you choose .
although i followed the tut to the letter the one mistake i was making was cutting the FILE inside the folder and not the actual FOLDER, Doh
thanks for your patience.and screens
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15 Sep 2010   #19
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

That's OK Julian we all have our moments'



I'm just pleased you got it working mate, thanks for keeping me updated.
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