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Windows 7: System Restore Points Question

03 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
System Restore Points Question

Hey guys, I'm just wondering,

If I set my System Restore points to be 12:00AM every week on Mondays, does my laptop have to be turned on for the System Restore to create that actual Restore?

If not, I should then change it to a time when I have my laptop turned on?

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03 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I think it will have to be turned on for the System Restore Point to work. The computer cannot do any functions if is turned off.
Try & pick a time that your computer is usually turned on & not being used.
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03 Oct 2013   #3

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RunOrDie View Post
does my laptop have to be turned on for the System Restore to create that actual Restore?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RunOrDie View Post
If not, I should then change it to a time when I have my laptop turned on?
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04 Oct 2013   #4

Win7 Pro-64 Bit

I find that a restore point made daily is far better than relying on one that is a week old, especially if you have been installing-removing programmes, tweaking the pc etc, you are only going back to the time you turned on the computer and not a full 7 days. I do not 100% trust system restore so I always make a fresh system image daily when I turn on pc.
Have a look at this tutorial by BFK for making a daily system restore. System Restore Point : Create at System Startup
Also have a think about system imaging which in my opinion a far surperior way to have your pc back up and running real quick if things go arse up. This tutorial by WHS may be of help to understanding a system image if you do not already make images. Imaging with free Macrium
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