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Windows 7: Restore Points

13 Mar 2010   #1
smalcom

Windows Vista
 
 
Restore Points

My system does not seem to be taking periodic restore points. I can see the restore points that are created by Windows Update, but there are no System Restore points that were created when I was running Windows Vista.

My system does go into sleep mode after 30 minutes of inactivity, but scheduled tasks don't wake it (i.e. automatic system backup).

Is there anything that I have to set or re-set to get these actions to occur, or do I have to keep the system from entering sleep mode?

I noticed in trying to modify the power plan that there is an advanced optiom to enable/disable wake timers, but cannot find any information on setting/using them.

Can anyone help eith these issues?

Thanks.
Steve


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13 Mar 2010   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

i noticed in you specs you say your using Vista.Is this question about Vista or Win7?
And what version? Under Backup there is a place for setting restore points and they can be set automatically when ever you make changes or add programs.

Ken
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13 Mar 2010   #3
smalcom

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
i noticed in you specs you say your using Vista.Is this question about Vista or Win7?
And what version? Under Backup there is a place for setting restore points and they can be set automatically when ever you make changes or add programs.

Ken
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. I was just trying to indicate that it did work properly using Vista.
I have not found a backup application in Windows 7.
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13 Mar 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to search, type in task scheduler. In scheduler in the left pane, bring down the tree. You will see system restore, make sure it is set and not disabled.

Furthermore, a little known fact. If you make a system restore, now, due to an update etc, the next scheduled SR will not be made until a certain amount of time passes.
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15 Mar 2010   #5
smalcom

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to search, type in task scheduler. In scheduler in the left pane, bring down the tree. You will see system restore, make sure it is set and not disabled.

Furthermore, a little known fact. If you make a system restore, now, due to an update etc, the next scheduled SR will not be made until a certain amount of time passes.
Thanks. Yes, there were multiple previous restore points taken by update. I don't think Vista worked the same way. As I recall, it took a restore point whether or not another function had created one.
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