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Windows 7: System Restore isn't creating (or saving?) restore points properly

03 Aug 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (+SP1)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BetsyRogers View Post
Also, in the "History" tab, it says "(disabled)", and I don't see a way to adjust that setting.
In the Actions on the right side of the Task Scheduler window you should have an Enable All Tasks History option.
Click that and it should turn on History.

@DavidW7ncus -- Thanks!!!
I completely missed seeing that option (I didn't have the right-side panel set wide enough to read all the options... duh). That's a Huge help. Now I've at least got the History enabled, and I'll see if that keeps a record of when/if the "set restore point" task was completed (or attempted). I'm hoping that might shed some light on whether the restore points are/aren't being set, even though they don't show up in the System Restore utility.

Unfortunately, I'm still confused as to why the System Restore utility doesn't show me the checkbox that would allow me to select/deselect the option to "show all available restore points". So far I haven't had any luck with that, even though I know it should be there... Any thoughts? Thanks again...

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03 Aug 2014   #12

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

You're welcome!

I would run a System File Check.
If it finds issues and can't fix them all, you may need to run it 3 times.
Use Option Two in this tutorial:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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