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Windows 7: Cannot implement System Protection in Win 7

27 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Cannot implement System Protection in Win 7

Have experienced changing status of System Protection in Win 7 Pro 64 bit.

As background I installed a SSDD after purchasing Dell 5759 laptop. After install was not able to use Windows Backup to create a full system backup until I increased the size of the Recovery volume (only two volumes in C; Main and Recovery). Used Paragon software to migrate image from factory HDD to SDD, and then used MiniTool partition application to increase Recovery partition size after Paragon failed. After this, I am able to create a full backup with system image using Windows backup and restore.

I recently noticed that the System Protection was turned off, and actually was greyed out, so I couldn't choose to turn it on.

Then more recently (a week or so) noticed that the option to turn it on was NOT greyed out anymore, so I chose it, but there was an error message:

"There was an unexpected error in the property page:

The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect

Please close the proprty page and try again."

Then more recently, a few days, the System Protection showed that the main C: volume property protection was now turned ON , but that under Configuration the protection area size was 0 Bytes. When I tried to increase this to 10 G, the same error message showed up again.

I'm mystified as to what is going on (I don't know very much about the Win 7 operating system- just a normal user).

Is this something that I need to address, or will System Protection fix itself if I simply wait (it seems to be going down that track by itself)??


Bern K

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