System Protection - Turn On or Off

Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #30

    Hello Ramesh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If you have a retail copy of Windows 7, then you can do a repair install that should fix this without losing anything.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 2
    Win 7 Home Premium
       #31

    Thank you, Shawn, for your prompt, proficient, and complete response. Your tutorials are superb, and yet I appreciate your suggestions for which ones are relevant to a particular question. For example, I would not have assumed that a Vista tutorial would also apply to Win 7.

    Re Q3 in my original post (#27), using your tutorial (post #29) I learned that 2 triggers are set; one daily at midnight, and one at startup. However, the Conditions tab shows that neither trigger will act unless the computer has been idle for 10 minutes (keeps checking for up to 23 hours) and ac power is plugged in. Between uses I typically put the computer into hibernate mode (without shutdown/startup) and turn off ac power (to prevent battery overcharge), which explains why very few restore points have been saved.

    Re Q2, I am pretty sure the manual restore points I created are within the date range of existing restore points, but I do not see any unique names I gave them. I am still puzzled by that.

    One other question; I tried to insert a window snapshot in my original post, but was unsuccessful. A URL appeared, but not the graphic. It works for me in documents and presentations. You and others have inserted those within posts. Any suggestions?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #32

    You're welcome Bikengen.

    This link below will show you how to upload and attach an image to a post here.

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html


    When you check your restore points, be sure to check theShow other restore points box (see step 7 in this link) to see all available restore points.

    You might also check to make sure that you have enough max disk space set to be able to store enough restore points.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
       #33

    Brink said:
    Hello Ramesh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    If you have a retail copy of Windows 7, then you can do a repair install that should fix this without losing anything.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Thanks Brink, will try to do this and also post the results.
    Regards
    RR
    Last edited by Brink; 25 Apr 2010 at 01:49. Reason: added quote
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
       #34

    I tried to "repair install" with the Window 7 CD and the first option I selected is "System Restore". Restored it to a previous appropriate date.
    Still the error is showing.
    Secondly I againt performed "Startup Repair", still the error continues to show.
    Other option of image recovery is not possible as I do not have any image file created or saved.
    Any other way to come out from this error message?
    Please.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #35

    Ramesh,

    Do you have a retail Windows 7 copy? A repair install (click on link) is not a "System Restore" though.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 544
    Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
       #36

    Excellent tutorial, Shawn.

    If I recall correctly, in Windows XP there was a window one could bring up that listed the restore points, which could then be selectively deleted. Does Windows 7 have such a feature? I saw only the option to delete them all. Thanks.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #37

    Hello Art,

    Yeah, by default Windows 7 only allows you to delete all restore points. You can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below though to be able to delete random individual restore points with CCleaner.

    System Protection Restore Points - Delete

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 544
    Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
       #38

    Hi Shawn. CCleaner. Maybe that's where I saw it. Thanks.

    Just tried it. CCleaner lists only four restore points! I guess Windows 7 deletes old ones anyway!
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #39

    You're welcome Art. Yeah, it will delete old restore points automatically to make room for new ones when the set storage size has been reached.
      My Computer


 
Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:03.
Find Us