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Windows 7: System Restore never creates 'am system checkpoint'

11 Mar 2009   #31
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Night Hawk.


I'm sure you know about this, but I'll list the tutorial for others that don't, at the link below.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage








Later Ted
You're right! I already know that you can change the amount of drive space reserved for restore points in XP and Vista as well. You can also custom assign the drive or partition they will go to.

With multibooting going on here the idea of dragging the IRPoint shortcut into the "Start>All programs>startup>properties>location>find target>startup folder" solves a need to hide the Vista or 7 primary from XP or make them inaccessible but see ready access while booted in XP. The worry about not having any restore points later is solved on the first boot back into Vista or 7 seeing a brand new point created.

The thing is I will never need more then one or two if that here. I found that one a little on the humerous side seeing 28 instead of 4 or 5.


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09 Jun 2009   #32
smoaky

Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
My understanding is that Windows 7 changed automatic restore points to occur only of a restore point has not been made in 7 days.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa378910(VS.85).aspx
HMMM
I too am dual booting XP and W7 and was confused as to why restore points kept disappearing.
My question is : does anyone know if this creation of a restore point only if none has been made in 7 days will be included in the GA of W7?
I hope not. I think an option to turn off this feature so that you would be able to automatically create regular/daily restore points would be more sensible.
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09 Jun 2009   #33
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smoaky View Post
HMMM
I too am dual booting XP and W7 and was confused as to why restore points kept disappearing.
My question is : does anyone know if this creation of a restore point only if none has been made in 7 days will be included in the GA of W7?
I hope not. I think an option to turn off this feature so that you would be able to automatically create regular/daily restore points would be more sensible.
The answer to that one is simple. When dual booting XP with either Vista or 7 the restore points for the newer version are deleted once you boot into XP. Restore points themselves are cleared out every so often depending on how drive space has been reserved. Once that space fills up Windows clears it out for seeing new ones replace the old.

As far as the option to turn off the system restore feature that's still seen in the 7 RCs. Note that from the image here.


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20 Oct 2009   #34
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I was just checking for reasons why there are no scheduled automatci restore points and Google lead me to that sam MSDN page.

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Scheduled restore points
System Restore can be configured to create restore points at regular intervals. Users can also manually create and name a restore point at any time from within the System Restore user interface. These restore points are saved and compressed, and these choices are available to the user through the System Restore user interface. System Restore in Windows 7 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days. System Restore in Windows Vista creates a checkpoint every 24 hours if no other restore points were created that day. System Restore in Windows XP creates a checkpoint every 24 hours of absolute time.
I guess I can confirm that this setting is in force in the RTM version too. I guess it's another way 7 is trying to reduce unnecessary disk usage.

Since Windows Defender downloads updates in intervals shorter than 7 days, I guess there is not much chance I will see any scheduled restore points (unless I make Defender not create them).
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20 Oct 2009   #35
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

For me it seems almost every time I install or uninstall a program, or run windows update, system restore automatically creates a restore point. I end up getting at least one restore point per day without my scheduling anything or manually creating them. But I install and uninstall stuff a lot.
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20 Oct 2009   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I had to turn it off entirely here with all the updates and each new program being tried out! The main drive was simply filling up too fast! for a variety of reasons besides those of course!

Once I get a 2tb drive in for 7 then I'll simply use the manual option when about to see any large number of updates or other things go on. That only takes a minute or so.
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