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Windows 7: schedule restore points

10 Apr 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andy32901 View Post
I just increased it to 15%. We'll see if that helps. The original problem was that I was not getting one restore point a day. It would only show a restore point if I had a Windows update or program install. Some days I did not have anything. Thats why I was trying to get at least one a day.

There is a reason you aren't getting a restore point a day,

Restore Points (Windows)

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.
When System restore is working in its default configuration, System Restore will start at the scheduled time and only create a new restore point if one hasn't been created in the past 7 days.

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10 Apr 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huntscomputer View Post
Why would you not just use Windows Image Backup that is built into Windows 7 ?

Because it only works when it wants to - very unreliable, especially on the recovery part. And that is deadly. Just read all the complaints on the forums. I rather use something I can trust. In fairness I should mention that it also seemed to have worked for some people. But why take the risk.
Then there are some other complications - e.g. you cannot mount the images without jumping thru 9 hoops. Who needs that.
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