System Restore Points Question


  1. Posts : 140
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 9,747
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
       #2

    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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  3. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #3

    RunOrDie said:
    does my laptop have to be turned on for the System Restore to create that actual Restore?
    Yes.

    RunOrDie said:
    If not, I should then change it to a time when I have my laptop turned on?
    Yes.
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  4. Posts : 1,491
    Win7 Pro-64 Bit
       #4

    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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