We All Know How To Stop XP Deleting Restore In Vista...

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  1. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

    Saw this thread last night, so booted Vista this morning. I just checked for Vista restore points. They were all gone. I had to give W7 a drive letter to see the Vista OS partition when I installed. May have to undo that. Created another and will boot into 7 and back to Vista later and see if the one I just created gets wiped. When I shutdown last night, all of seven's restore points were listed.


    Update:Created a couple restore points in Vista this morning and then booted 7. Played around some, put it to sleep while I went out for awhile. Played around somemore and checked Vista and they are still there. Must of been something I done. can't imagine how that could happen.
    Last edited by garysgold; 16 Nov 2008 at 20:09.
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  2. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
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    Sorry to regurgitate this thread after so long, but rather than create a new one on exactly the same subject I thought it best to do it this way.

    My Windows 7, despite having 15% of the 116gb HD it's installed on set for restore points, seems only capable of holding the last restore point.

    I've double-checked my multi-boot XP's and they are both set in the registry to hide this partition as per the registry hack published in the Vista forums.
    System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums (note the "This needs to be done in XP, not Vista.")

    I know that Vista isn't supposed to "eat it's young" à la XP but I'm wondering if, in fact, it not only can, but is actually doing that?

    I hadn't previously hidden Windows 7 from Vista but now have to test my theory.

    If I'm wrong then please correct me, as there must be some other reason as to why I never have more than the most recent restore point. I'm not cleaning them out myself.

    As a test I've also increased the allocation to 30% of the HDD.
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  3. Posts : 15,914
    7 X64

    Hi Peter,

    I am dual booting Vista x64 and 7100x64.

    They are visible to each other. No problem with the restore points.
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  4. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
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    Perhaps I was blaming the wrong thing then. I've upped the % to use for Restore points to 30, maybe that will fix it.
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  5. Posts : 71,551
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Hi Peter,

    It has been confirmed that dual booting with Vista and Windows 7 will not wipe each other's restore points out unlike if you dual booted one of them with XP.

    You might also check to see if you have any 3rd party utlitity type programs set to clean restore points other than using Disk Cleanup.

    Please let us know if increasing it to 30% helped.
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    W 7 64-bit Ultimate

    Hello Peter.

    You and I have been through some of this before about XP and 7 over at x64, I've had every build of Windows 7 from the beginning visible to Vista and vice-versa, and I have never had any issues with 7 messing with Vista or Vista messing with 7.

    Later Ted
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  7. Posts : 1,633
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
    Thread Starter

    Yes I know, I guess I wasn't convinced...LOL.

    Thanks guys.
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  8. Posts : 71,551
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    No problem Peter.
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  9. Posts : 5,941
    Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

    Brink said:
    Hi Peter,

    I think Microsoft has already implemented that tutorial in Windows 7. For me, none of my Windows 7 installations (32-bit and 64-bit) can see the Vista partitions. Windows 7 can only see other Windows 7 partitions. However, Vista can see Windows 7. This seems to act the same way as in the tutorial, except substitute XP with Windows 7.

    I do not know if Windows 7 could see XP though.

    Hope this helps,
    That was a problem in earlier builds -- The XP partition wasn't assigned a Drive letter by Windows 7 and remained "Hidden". XP however was always able to see the W7 partition.

    In RC (7100) this has been fixed -- no probs.

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    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
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