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Windows 7: Windows scheduler for system restore creates nothing

08 Sep 2017   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Windows scheduler for system restore creates nothing

I would like to troubleshoot the Windows Scheduler System Restore which currently does nothing, even when activated manually in the Scheduler, or run from a command prompt.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task version="1.3" xmlns="">
<Source>Microsoft Corporation</Source>
<Author>Microsoft Corporation</Author>
<Description>This task creates regular system protection points.</Description>
<BootTrigger id="SRBootTrigger">
<Principal id="LocalSystem">
<Actions Context="LocalSystem">
<Arguments>/d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation</Arguments>

My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi ineuw,

Allthough the task is there is System Restore ACTUALLY on, and configured with enough space.


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08 Sep 2017   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

The task is on, there are two copies created manually, totaling some 830MB with 7+GB allocated. But, this is only part of the story. When there is an automatically created SR point by the Windows update process, it also removes all other copies. I like to keep a couple of SR points, even though I make regular Macrium system mirror backups at regular intervals. In essence, I keep a very strict schedule of comprehensive maintenance.

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