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Windows 7: Restore Points

17 Jul 2017   #1

Windows 7 Pro
Restore Points

I normally create a restore point before installing new software. That way I know I can use that so that I keep my computer cleaner than using uninstall if I don't like piece of software.

One thing I have noticed is after a few days my created restore point goes away. Is there anyway to keep these created restore points around longer?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Huffman,

can think of thing that might be causing it.

3rd party software cleaning up your system

Its size limit has been exceeded, oldest restore point will be over-written.
(you didnt actually say if any restore points are available)


event viewer should tell you what/why its been removed
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17 Jul 2017   #3

Windows 7 Pro

I can NOT think of any 3rd party solftware I use to clean my PC. I do have Microsoft Security Essentials as my antivirus.
Attached is a screen shot of my restore points.

Restore Points-restore.jpg

As you can see the last time I created a restore point was on 7/15 and I had used Revo Uninstaller to remover a program just before creating the restore point. Presently I have 12 restore points. I am just guessing that that number will be reduced to maybe 2 or 3 by the 22nd of the month.

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17 Jul 2017   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

You can increase your Restore Point volume.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage - Windows 7 Help Forums

Tick the Windows key and then select (System Protection) in the left column. Then select (Configure.)

This picture should help.

Restore Points-restore-point-storage-amount.png


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18 Jul 2017   #5

Windows 7 Pro

Thanks Layback Bear. I'll give that try. I doubled the storage space and we will see how that goes.
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