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Windows 7: Cannot create a restore point, no option to!

03 Aug 2017   #1
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Cannot create a restore point, no option to!

I want to create a restore point before I attempt display manipulation with Powerstrip in case I mess something up but I am not able to because Windows 7 is not giving me the option to.

When I go to the start menu, accessories, system tools, system restore; there is no option for me to create a restore point! The only option it gives me is to restore to an earlier time. There is no option to create a restore point.

There used to be option bubbles with "Restore your system to an earlier date' or 'Create a restore point' but Window 7 is automatically jumping to the restore earlier date option.

How do I fix this so I can create a restore point?

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03 Aug 2017   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Sylveon, :)

Double check using Option Two in the tutorial below to see if you may be able to create a restore point.

System Restore Point - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums
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03 Aug 2017   #3
Layback Bear

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

From the Start Orb, type 'creat'.
Pick the option 'Create a Restore Point'

If you still can't create a restore point check you settings.

Cannot create a restore point, no option to!-restore-point-storage-amount.png

Thanks for the tutorial Brink.


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