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Windows 7: System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

23 Jun 2016   #120
MadDemon64

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You could edit the task to run the elevated shortcut, but you don't want to edit the task used to create the shortcut.
On the bright side, the task scheduler completed successfully.

On the not-so bright side, no system restore point was created. Is it because the program in the new task is "C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe" and the target in the shortcut is "C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /tn "System Restore Test"?


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23 Jun 2016   #121
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep. You want to enter the full path of the elevated shortcut at step 8 in the tutorial on the first page here.

Just to clarify and verify, you will have two separate tasks that you're working with. One is the task that the elevated shortcut runs. The second is the task from the first page here to run the elevated shortcut to create the restore point with.
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23 Jun 2016   #122
MadDemon64

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yep. You want to enter the full path of the elevated shortcut at step 8 in the tutorial on the first page here.

Just to clarify and verify, you will have two separate tasks that you're working with. One is the task that the elevated shortcut runs. The second is the task from the first page here to run the elevated shortcut to create the restore point with.
So in this case what would the full path be? Is it "C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /run /tn "System Restore Test", "C:\Program Files\System Restore Test", or something else entirely?
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23 Jun 2016   #123
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The full path would be for where the actual shortcut file is saved at.
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23 Jun 2016   #124
MadDemon64

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The full path would be for where the actual shortcut file is saved at.
Yea that's what I did. I clicked "browse" next to "program/script", highlighted the elevated prompt, pressed "open" and it gave me "C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe" as the path.

Isn't that what I'm supposed to do?
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23 Jun 2016   #125
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope.

The path will need to be the location of the .lnk (elevated shortcut) file you created from below, and not the target of the shortcut.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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23 Jun 2016   #126
MadDemon64

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Nope.

The path will need to be the location of the .lnk (elevated shortcut) file you created from below, and not the target of the shortcut.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
So if I understand this correctly, given that I titled the shortcut "System Restore Test" and placed it in "Program Files", I should type "C:\Program Files\System_Restore_Test.lnk" in the "Program/Script" part of the scheduled task? If not, what should I type?
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23 Jun 2016   #127
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's correct. :)
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23 Jun 2016   #128
MadDemon64

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That's correct. :)
Looks like I'm back to square one: it is stuck on "This program is running".

I can still make the elevated one work though. I'm thinking my best chance is to edit it to automatically make the system restore points.
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23 Jun 2016   #129
MadDemon64

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Ok so I think I actually managed to get it to work with a bit of tweaking. I had to make a new task that copied the elevated task and gave it a schedule. I'll have to wait to see if it works as scheduled, but at least if I manually run it it functions properly.
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