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Windows 7: Never a system restore point

07 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit + Service Pack 1
Never a system restore point

Acwe Aspire 6935. Help please anyone!
I have never been able to have a System Restore Point stored on this laptop in over a year's use.
So far as I know I have set all the system protection settings correctly. I have increased the storage space. Last week I downloaded W 7 Service Pack 1 and the latest Internet Explorer. Both instals said "creating system restore point" but there was none stored. I created a couple manually over the next few days but they were not stored either. No threads here connected with this subject show any "never" instances.

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07 May 2011   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

The most common reasons for this problem is a lack of space to store the points
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Software, maybe antivirus, that blocks or deletes the points
Try with clean boot.

A virus or malware
Make a full anti virus scan and download and make a scan with malwarebytes.

The service is turned off or other problems
System Restore General Troubleshooting to Fix Issues
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07 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

To turn the service on:
System Protection - Turn On or Off

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07 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit + Service Pack 1
Never a system restore point

Many thanks, Irene. I had done this.
Many thanks too to Riche46. I am going to try the software idea now. I have also printed Capt. Jack Sparrow's "System Restore Gen. Troubleshooting to Fix Issues" which looks useful - and time-consuming!
We'll get there with this Forum's help I am sure.
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