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Windows 7: System Restore - Enable or Disable

27 Apr 2017   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello @Scoop,

Q1) You are only turning system protection off for the drive like in the tutorial linked below. The .reg files in the tutorial will completely disable system restore preventing you from being able to turn on/off system restore for any drive.

System Protection - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums

There's nothing wrong with just turning off system restore, but if you wanted to make sure it stays off and disabled, then the .reg files will do that.


Q2) If system protection is turned on, then it's normal for Windows to automatically create a restore point before installing a Windows Update.

It's also not unusual for a Windows Update to reset some settings back to default.


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28 Apr 2017   #41
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Shawn,

Thanks for the info . I'll set the REG to 'disabled' before I install next month's rollups.
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28 Apr 2017   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope it will help.
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25 May 2017   #43
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Shawn,

I disabled the Restore Points with your REG download before installing this month's Win 7 Rollup's & the monthly Malicious Removal Tool update.

It worked great, reducing the install times by eliminating redundant Restore Point creations.

The only thing that I noticed was when installing the monthly malicious removal tool KB890830, was that the "Creating Restore Point" screen duration lasted longer than the Rollup installs (where those only were displayed 2-3 seconds).
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25 May 2017   #44
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Scoop,

That would be normal when you have System Restore disabled. It causes it to take longer to try and create a restore point, and then only to fail before continuing on with the update.
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27 May 2017   #45
Scoop

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Makes sense. Thanks for the info.

I've found that after the 1st WU (I usually select KB890830 first & that's the one where it takes ~2 min's to detect that Restore Points has been disabled.

The subsequent Rollup WU's are all fast, without any Restore Point query/search observed.

Works great
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27 May 2017   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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