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Windows 7: Disable Windows creating a restore point.

29 Aug 2017   #1
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 
Disable Windows creating a restore point.

Good afternoon,

Is there a way I can disable creating a restore point please?
The reason for this is to speed up a clean install prior to imaging.
What I do first is to clean install the OS, then run all the updates, make changes to the system so it is how I want it, then install programs that I use and know to be safe. Once that is all done and everything is how I want it I take a system image.
I know that the Windows updates is the main trigger for creating a restore point.
I would have already disabled automatically create system restore point at startup & daily from Task Scheduler in making changes to the system so it is how I want it.

Thanks in advance.


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29 Aug 2017   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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29 Aug 2017   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paul, :)

You could use the method in the tutorial below to completely disable System Restore.

System Restore - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

EDIT: Looks like we're thinking alike.
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29 Aug 2017   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Wow, that was quick, thank you both for the replies.

One question please, is the method you posted better than what I have just found here please?

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Thanks in advance.
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29 Aug 2017   #5
torchwood

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

Both do exactly the same just different routes to them

Roy
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29 Aug 2017   #6
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Brilliant, thank you all for your help and time, it is appreciated.

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29 Aug 2017   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help.

They both essentially do the same, but one disables while the other only turns off.
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