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Windows 7: system restore points?

14 Sep 2010   #1
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 
system restore points?

I just went into system restore to go back before last install and i have only one

restore point from five days ago and that was an automatic restore point there are NO

other restore points .

could it be that i have inadvertently switched off this feature and can they be

switched back on


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14 Sep 2010   #2
gurustevie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you go to:

Control Panel (showing all items) ---> System ---> System Protection ---> Click on hard drive and then 'Configure'

Do you have the 'Restore system settings and previous versions of files' radio button highlighted?
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14 Sep 2010   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Yes . its highlighted
what i dont get is why there are no restore points as there should be
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14 Sep 2010   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

AH ive worked it out i switched off UAC recently then re applied UAC ,in doing so it deletes the restore points, cant say i think thats a good thing but that explains it thanks for your help stevie
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14 Sep 2010   #5
gurustevie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ahhh I see, easily done! Glad it's back up and running though
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14 Sep 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Julian.





Now that you have that sorted, there is always this option in the tutorial at the link below.


System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
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14 Sep 2010   #7
billberry12

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have on system restore, but have UAC off because of a WORD problem. Is this something I should be concerned about?
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15 Sep 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello billberry12.





It is never a good idea to disable UAC as that gives any malware that finds its way into the system un-checked control over the entire system, UAC is the last defense to alert you of potential intrusions.
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15 Sep 2010   #9
gurustevie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I would seriously consider re-enabling UAC as it serves an extremely useful purpose for protecting against unauthorised use of your computer.
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15 Sep 2010   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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
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