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Windows 7: How to disable automatic restore point creation

27 Dec 2012   #1

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How to disable automatic restore point creation

I wonder if it's possible to disable automatic restore point creation, and ONLY have Windows 7 store on demand system restore points that I choose to manually create at my convenience. If I go to Administrative Tools/Task Scheduler/System Restore I find two schedule triggers. Will disabling those triggers achieve this? Will my restore points be deleted if I do this or just the schedule will be changed to on demand? Thanks

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27 Dec 2012   #2

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You can disable that task. Restore points aren't deleted if you do it. But why do you want to disable it????
  • Restore points will be created anyway when install windows updates, uninstall/install software.
Restore points are automatically created by System Restore daily (only if no restore point has been created last 7 days) and when System Restore detects the beginning of a change to your computer, such as when you install a program or a driver.

Why do you want to disable it?
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27 Dec 2012   #3

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

A better approach for backup/recovery is System Imaging, and you can have more control...
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