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Windows 7: Windows 7 keeps deleting restore points

15 May 2010   #11
KayronLim

windows 7
 
 

A fix/explenation yet? Windows again cleared my system restore points (and this time there was only the automatic restore point it created after cleaning my system restore up, and the restore point created when I re-installed my nvidia drivers).

Another 'automatic restore point' has been created, with no other points left. Nice one windows


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15 May 2010   #12
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

How much space do you have allocated for restore points?

Go to Control Panel > System and select System Protection. Under System protection, highlight the drive your system is installed on (if you have more than one drive) and click on Configure. There is a slider that allows you to change the allocated space. What is yours set on?
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15 May 2010   #13
KayronLim

windows 7
 
 

10 gb, did all that last time I had this problem. Only had one restore point left this time and the automatic one it created when it cleared the rest up.. see my earlier posts in the thread as well.

I did notice this automatic point was created last tuesday... so that's when it deleted every other restore point again. The time before when it happened was also on a tuesday... I think something's set it to do this weekly
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15 May 2010   #14
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Win 7 is set by default to create weekly restore points. Try increasing the size to 15 Gb and see what happens. What does it say under Current usage? That would be the size of your one restore point.
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15 May 2010   #15
KayronLim

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Win 7 is set by default to create weekly restore points. Try increasing the size to 15 Gb and see what happens. What does it say under Current usage? That would be the size of your one restore point.
automatic restore point is 1,48 gb. It may create points weekly, but it shouldn't be deleting other restore points, especially when there's enough space left..
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15 May 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

No, it should not if there is space left. I know of no other settings to check. Maybe someone else will have some different ideas.
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18 May 2010   #17
KayronLim

windows 7
 
 

Another tuesday, and I see the old 'automatic restore point' has been cleared and a new one made.

So I know for sure now that somehow my win7 restore points are deleted weekly. STILL don't know why though. Some software causing this?
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18 May 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Open an elevated Command Prompt and run the schtasks command. Then have a look whether there is any unusual task scheduled for Tuesdays.
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