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Windows 7 not creating enough restore points

Q: Windows 7 not creating enough restore points

I had to do a system restore recently. I was limited to restoring to 3 days earlier, when all I wanted to do was restore to the day before, but unfortunately no restore points had been created. System Restore is turned on obviously, and I have allowed about 25 gigs of space for restore data, and yet I only had a total of 3 restore points and one of them I had created manually. My computer is turned on each morning and properly shutdown each evening.

The question then is... how do I get Windows 7 to create MORE restore points AUTOMATICALLY? My preference would be one every 24 hours (like an old XP computer did), such as when the computer is first booted up or shortly thereafter. I understand W7 creating restore points when doing updates or installs etc., but it seems to me it should be creating one each day as well. I'd hate to think that if I went a few weeks between critical updates that NO restore points would be created.

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A: Windows 7 not creating enough restore points

You can create a visual basic script to do it then schedule it to run daily with the task scheduler.

For example (google is your friend):


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Since upgrading system restore is not creating restore points automatically. I have to create them manually and then they are being deleted automatically every 3 - 7 days. I tried allocating more disk space to restore but that has done no good. I also use an uninstaller program which used to create restore points but although it tells me it is it's not! I feel very vulnerable now only having a week's worth of restore points - there have been times I've been glad to be able to restore back a few months! Never had trouble before the latest upgrade and haven't knowingly changed any settings. Be very grateful if anyone can solve this for me. Thanks Flissa

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My last automatically System Restore Point automatically created by the passage of time was created 2013-01-23.

No further automatic system restore points are being created (that means not ever, not daily, not weekly, simply no longer created automatically by the passage of time since last January).

I do not see restore points automatically created by other programs, like Acronis 2014 or Kaspersky KIS 2014 which I installed last week. (But the problem goes way back to January, so these new versions are obviously not involved.)

System restore points are still automatically created by Windows Update and by nVidia driver updates.

System restore points can still be created manually.

The SR task is present in Task Scheduler.

SFC /SCANNOW found no problems.

System Restore is still turned on.

There is free disk space for restore points.

The computer is a Dell Studio 9000, aka XPS 435T, core i7 960.
Windows 7 Home Premium with all the standard Windows Updates.
KIS 2013, now KIS2014
Acronis 2013, then 2014, and currently uninstalled.

A:System Restore Has Stopped Automatically Creating Restore Points

Hiyya Keith mate run a chkdsk as well as the sfc you have done already and also these I know you have Kaspersky and so do I (2013) but I still pick up malware with the links .

Disk Check

download the ADW from bleeping computer and if you have CCleaner the run a clean up don't forget to save the cookies that you have that use passwords for site s you need and the registry check any faults back them u before you fix.



CCleaner - Download > download from piriform - you probably have but if not....

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For some reason my System Restore function isn't automatically creating (or isn't showing) System Restore points as it should be doing for "major" system events (e.g., isn't automatically creating restore points before/after Windows Updates and software/driver updates). I'm not sure if it isn't creating the restore points at all, or if it's just not displaying them as available restore points.

Another piece of the puzzle - I've manually created restore points at various times, and they have initially shown up on the list of available restore points as expected. However, when I looked at the list today, the restore points I created manually have Disappearead! I'm certain that I didn't delete them. I've selected every option I can think of to show me a complete list of available restore points, but no luck getting them to show up on the list. Also, my "Current Usage" is listed as "0 bytes", even though a few restore points are showing on the list. All of this makes me wonder if the system is creating the restore points, but just saving them in a way that makes them "invisible" to the System Restore utility.

Here's what I've done so far:
- Double checked my System Restore/Protection settings, and my system drive (C: ) is definitely set to "ON".
- Checked the System Restore configuration, and it's set to "Restore system settings and previous versions of files"
- Checked the "Disk Space Usage" for storing s... Read more

A:System Restore isn't creating (or saving?) restore points properly

How often do you defrag and what program do you use for defragging?

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Brand new laptop running Vista 32-bit. Went to verify that System Resore was periodically creating restore points, and despite the app appearing to be set-up correctly, there are no auto restore points listed- just the ones generated by various software chages. Any suggestions what's going on because as mentioned, the feature is active- just not automatically establishing restore points-

Many thanks in advance

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System Restore is no longer creating automatic restore points. All the necessary services are set to automatic, ie: task scheduler, volume shadow copy, microsoft software volume shadow copy, windows backup, and remote procedure call.

I tried disabling SR, then performed a disc cleanup, rebooted, then enabled SR. All that did was enable me to create ONE system restore point ONLY. If i try to create an additional restore point, I get the following error message:



A:System Restore not creating automatic restore points


You might want to try

Do you have any security software installed on the computer?
Are any third party backup programs installed on your computer?
Verify if these two services are started and running on your computer. If it’s not started, start the services and check if you can create a system restore point.

a) Volume Shadow Copy service
b) Windows backup

Also ensure that their dependency services are running.
Verify if their dependency services are running.

You can check this information from services.msc. To do this follow the steps below:

a) Go to start and type services.msc in the search field.
b) Locate the two services.
c) Right-Click on the service one at a time.
d) Select properties.
e) Go to Dependencies Tab.
f) Note the dependency services.
g) Make sure they’re also running.
h) To start a service, right click on it and select start.

From many users facing the same issue, turning off system restore for the hard disk on which Windows is installed and turning it back on seems to have solved the issue.
You may try the same.

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Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?

Thank you

A:Creating restore points?

Hello Yeremyah,

You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.

System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.

System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.

System Restore Windows 10

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Hello, I have a problem with vista home and retek hd audio. I lost my audio after a update, and since I had system restored off, I was only able to get the sound working by reloading the os. But this time I started creating restore point before doing a update, the sound continued to work until
service pack 2 was installed. I was able to load a restore point and now have not install any additional updates.

My questions are
1. Is there a way to create and backup a restore point to safe location, where it wont get overwritten why I try to get the sound working
after loading service pack two.

2. Is there a fix for this problem with realtek audio, other then reloading the driver until it works, a solution suggested by others.

3. Any ideas why this is happening.

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Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?

Thank you

A:Creating restore points?

Hello Yeremyah,

You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.

System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.

System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10

You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.

System Restore Windows 10

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My system restore is no longer creating any restore points, I have to do it manually. About 3 weeks ago I had a virus that I believe I got rid of using HiJackThis. That virus shut off my system restore so that it could not be used and at that time I lost all my restore points. Now my computer seems fine except for the system is not creating any NEW restore points. Any advice? I'll include my Logfile...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 6:46:14 PM, on 2/22/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Weather Network\WeatherEye.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.secularbull.com/
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://secularbull.com"); (C:\Documents and Settings\Kelvin Kolman\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\rfaavem5.slt\prefs.js)
N3 - Netscape 7: user_pref... Read more

A:System Restore Not Creating Restore Points

Right click my computer>properties>system restore and make sure there is no check in " turn off system restore"

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I was wondering if my System restore is working properly.

I wanted to roll back a couple of days as i installed java to get a program to run but there seemed to b a problem a few days later so i went to use system restore but there was only one restore point created and was after the java had been installed so i couldn't take it back to before then.

I thought automatic restore points were created or is this not the case?

A:System restore not creating points?

I believe Windows creates a auto restore about every week.
Some Windows Updates will create restore points and sometimes deleting things will create restore points.
You can also create your own restore points when you think you need them.
These Tutorials by Brink should be helpful.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore

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Thanks for all the help on the last escapade !

I have finished Cleaning with AdAware and now have entered the tutorial for Installing SpyBot,

Previously I created a Restore point with AAW, Spybot suggest creating a Restore Point upon completion, would two Restore confuse the system ?

BTW, . I am doing this to 2 PC's one SP1, other SP2


PS To BC, I went to the donate and I would like BC address, I can only use a check or money order,

I am in jail and no credit cards are allowed !!

Not true but I can only use checks or MO.

A:Creating Restore Points With Ada And Spybot

I use SpywareGurad and Spybot to create Restore Points. I am never more than 12 from a Restore Point. In the last years (Latest clean install) I have not had an issue to date.

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Hi all,
I have Auto Updates set to check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I have NOT installed any updates since getting the PC as I am still trying to tweak it, will install the updates when I have it fully tweaked/customized.

I also have noticed that I think I get a restore point created each time the PC does a check for updates?
Attachment 242268

Is this actually what is happening when Auto Update is set to this setting?

This is causing the system to create too many of these RPs and drop off older ones I wanted to keep. I do not want to allocate any more disk space to the RPs.

If this is what is causing these RPs to be created, other than not checking for updates at all, is there any way to prevent these RPs from being created?

Never had this happen in Win XP!

Also, where on the HDD does windows store the windows updates removal files?
There were updates installed after the PC was originally loaded with the OS, but even with all files unhidden, I can not find the location of these updates uninstall files.

Tnx a bunch for your help!

A:System creating many more Restore Points than needed

Have you looked at Windows Update History to see if something did get updated when the "Windows Update" RPs were created?
Maybe MS Security Essentials definitions (if you use MSE)?

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I have a similar problem. My computer is not creating restore points automatically (as I set in the Task Scheduler) and is not keeping more than two or three restore points

System restore points are created when a program installation calls for it (but not every program installation). I can also manually create restore points. An automatic restore point is apparently created every week. However, older restore points are not retained (yes, I have plenty of space allocated to system restore and the two restore points kept use only a small fraction of the available space.

I tried using the task scheduler to create a daily restore point, just so I can see what is going one. Task Scheduler tells me that these tasks finished successfully but do not show up in the list of restore points in System Restore or CC Cleaner.

A:My computer is not creating restore points automatically

An example: if I have my Norton Utilities 16 run its defragger, it removes all my SRPs.
I'm wondering if a PC-slimmer, or PC-make-faster, something has default of deleting SRPs as part of its trimming routine. I'm a Windows 7 user, so I'm only guessing: something could be turning off SRP creation.

Addendum: I forgot to add that I no longer use NU16's defragger.

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Can System Restore be automated by the user to backup multiple times per day??

A:Creating Win7 Sytem Restore points

Yes it can
Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Task Scheduler

Navigate through folders top left to find system restore

Right click top line and select properties then click triggers tab

Click edit trigger

There is option to run task every X number of hours which is what i think you are looking for

Hope this helps


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My computer hasn't been creating system restore points like it should. I have it set to automaticially make a new point daily which is sometimes doesn't. Also it doesn't keep the points for only a day and then deletes them. I have GBs of free space so space shouldn't be a problem.
I did do a complete clean wipe of the computer and started it back to factory settings a long time ago. I don't know if I did something wrong that is causing this problem or not. Had to do it due to a virus that was untouchable without a clean start.
A couple months ago I realized the time it kept the restore points were shorter and shorter. I had a virus that I wanted to do a restore the next day to remove due to the spyware not picking it up. All the restore points from the day before were gone.
I have been making manual points usually twice a week. I just checked and there were no points saved and it had only been two days ago that I had made one besides the ones it did happen to make.
It use to keep the points saved for up to a week before deleting them. Now I'm lucky if it has one the day before.
Is there a way to fix this problem or at least check to see if some settings need to be changed? I have it set on daily automatic points around 7 or 9am since we don't use the computer much around then. I'd really appericate any help with this problem since we use it often due to my husband picking up virus'.

A:Computer not creating or keeping restore points.

Its a thing with Win7, if it hasn't been 7 days since the last restore point has been created then it won't run the scheduled restore point.

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I recently had to reinstall windows after my computer was blue screening on start up. I didn't have repair disks (my own fault!) but I had a version of windows 7 home premium, put in my product key and reinstalled my drivers. When setting up the computer I was trying to make a restore point and it said there wasn't enough space. I went to 'manage' on my computer to look at the partitions but I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. Can someone tell me if this looks right?! http://i.imgur.com/0EEcust.png

Should I make D bigger? Or should I not create my restore point there? Also should I delete the OEM partition as it is not been used at all?

Thanks for any help!!

A:Changing partitions & creating restore points

Try setting up this shortcut:
System Restore Point Shortcut

Then create the Restore Point using it. You have plenty of free space.

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My WIN7 Ultimate x64 system restore does appear to be creating system restore points manually or automatically weekly (when it should in Win7).
When I manually create a system restore point it says it was successfully created but when I check there are no system restore points shown (either manual or auto).

Win Updates also says it successfully creates a system restore point before installing updates.

The Task Scheduler service has the SystemRestore weekly auto restore point creation set to run.

sfc /scannow does not report any corruptions.

Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider service is running & set to automatic.
Volume Shadow Copy service is running & set to automatic.

Are there any other services I should check?

Has anyone come across this type of system restore points in Win7 not working problem?

A:WIN7 not creating system restore points manually or automatically

More diagnostic data attached & below.

1. Space Current Usage is 0 bytes with Max Usage set to Gb's
2. Volume Shadow Copy, Task Scheduler and Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Service are Running and set on Automatic
3. Status of System Restore Service - not seen on my services list?? - what is the file name for the System Restore Service?
FYI my other Toshiba laptop (Win7 Ultimate x64 with SP1) has no problems with system restore/creating restore points but that laptop also does not list/show a System Restore Service on Services.msc
4. I have attached settings for Task Scheduler- System Restore - Triggers, Actions & History tabs

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I close all tabs of IE9 daily and restore them the next day from a blank tab. However, often IE stops working and restarts certain tabs, and when this happens it acts as if no tabs were stored from last session, (the link is dimmed). I found that I can open the Properties of IE folder (AppData\Local\Microsoft) and use Restore Previous Session to restore previous file versions I can possibly recover my last used tabs, depending on the last restore point available there. Apparently, these restore points are not generated daily or controlled by IE. They are generated by Windows Backup and Windows Restore function. Can you suggest an efficient way to creating daily Restore Previous Session points with current version of IE folder?

A:How Do I Force Creating "Restore Previous Session" Points forIE Folder

Hi aashomlo, welcome to 7F!

Its been awhile since I used IE9, but check in Internet Options on the General tab, do you see a setting under Startup like this one by the red arrow?

Here's the tutorial: Internet Explorer Startup - Last Session or Home Page

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I have seen numerous people are having this problem but I have not been able to find a solution that works for me. I figured I would post my own problem and maybe somebody could recommend a solution.

I have been trying to use Windows System Restore on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created several restore points on my own but when I restart and run the program, it says I have no restore points available. I have 40 gb allocated for restore points and have used less than 10 percent of my hard drive space.

does anybody know of any good process to follow that will fix this issue and make System Restore usable.

Thanks a lot.

A:Windows 7 System restore problem no restore points

Have you tried ticking show more restore points?

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it's turned on, i've created several restore points but i went in to do a resotre because of my office word 2003 appearance because it changed from the rest of the suite. my restore points are not there. none of them, if i stuff something up on here i will have to re-install windows. i don't want that. help me please.

A:Windows XP System Restore not saving restore points

See if this Information helps.

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While trying to resolve an issue relating to Windows 7 SP1 I considered restoring the system to a time before the problem arose.

Unfortunately when I went to the Restore feature, I only had 1 restore point. When I checked the settings, restore was turned off so I turned it on and allocated 6% of the HDD for Restore points.

However, I still find that when I look there again there is still only a single restore point visible and that is the very latest one.

Any suggestions, please?


A:Windows 7 Restore Points

It appears that 6% disk space was sufficient for only one restore point. Increasing the allowable space will make more room for more restore points. But doing this cannot recreate the restore points that no longer exist.

You will need to find some other method of solving the problem.
If you describe the issues you are having we may be able to resolve them.

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My Dad goofed on his PC. Going back to mutiple restore points in XP SP2, the system kept on adding to the space on his HDD. Fearing that he would run out of space on the last restore point he cold booted the PC before windows finished. Now it is not as bad as it seems. When I went into safe mode with C: prompt, and went to the c:\windows\system32 file I noticed that there were multiple file numberes ie: browseui(2).dll. I am savy with DOS but haven't used it in quite some time. And here is my question, is there a way to change the file name using DOS speak? Like as with the file above "rename c:\windows\system32\browseui(2).dll c:\windows\system32\browseui.dll". I know it is not "rename" but can't remember how to rename the files back to the original. That way my Dad can be happy with his slow computer again.

Well not as slow as the 90 Mhz AT&T Server that I have to fix. But that is a story for another time.

A:Windows XP and restore points

The DOS command you seek is "ren" as in ; ren c:\windows\system32\browseui(2).dll c:\windows\system32\browseui.dll

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Since re installing W7 I have made sure that the Restore feature has been enabled and that there is adequate disc space allocated to this task. The result of this was that I had a daily restore point stored for each day since the 17th of March and about 290GB of disc space was being used for restore points.

I checked again this morning and find that there is now only a single restore point and it is dated today. All the settings are still there but the restore points are not. It looks like when the allocated disc space was filled up, instead of deleting the oldest restore point and adding a new one for today, Windows 7 has deleted them all.

It seems from a Google search that there are quite a few folks having this problem but no real solutions.

Any suggestions, please?

A:Windows 7 Restore Points

Did you happen to miss the "Show more restore points" check box under the list of available restore points? I have no idea why Microsoft did this, but Win 7 will hide many of them. The check box will bring them back.

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I have a really bad problem.  I got the CryptoWall virus/Ransomware.  I will not pay the ransom, but I did download and install R-Studio.  I learned of this application while researching about CryptoWall.  I have recovered a-lot of restore points and want to copy them to the Proper directory "System Volume Information" and sub directories.  However, I can't seem to recognize them after putting them there.  Please help as I am not to knowledgeable and in over my head here. 
thanks in advance for any advice.

A:Windows 7 Restore Points

You should open a topic in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum.
Before posting your topic there you will need to read and follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help.
This forum is always busy, for this reason it may take a couple of days before a member of the Malware Removal Team will be able to get to your topic.  Do not add anything once you have posted your log.  The Malware Removal Team members look for topics which have not been addressed, if you post any additional information it will make it appear that the topic is being addressed.
After you have posted your new topic a Moderator will close this topic.  

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Hi guys,

Interesting questions to explore about Windows Restore Points:

- how to check size of each folder in System Volume Information folder, where Restore Points are saved?
- what program allows or how to change snapshots taking frequency (SR Task doesn't show any default triggers) and life time of restore points in Win8.1 ?
- if a Restore Point was deleted, where to look for it with advanced Undelete Software? If I find it and copy back to System Volume Information folder, can I then restore a system to it? What program or how to re-register such "recovered" restore points?

A:Accessing Windows Restore Points

Hello Zamar,

The vssadmin list shadowstorage command will show you the size of each shadow storage for each drive you have system protection turned on.

Restore points are automatically created by default just before significant system events, such as the installation of some programs, device driver, Windows Update, and by using a scheduled task once every seven days if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days. If you like, you can disable automatic restore point creation. You can also manually create restore points at any time.

If you delete a restore point, it's gone for good. There is no recovery for a deleted restore point.

Hope this helps,

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Recently I lost all my restore points when Antivirus XP 2008 got into my computer. I there any way to save just the restore points and if so, how would I install them if I lost the restore points?

A:Saving Restore Points In Windows Xp

Hello chzuck,

The restore points for system restore are like files in the recycle bin, once they have been emptied they are gone. If you have system restore enabled the computer will begin making new restore points.

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In its information for 'Scheduled Restore Points' Microsoft says : "Windows 7 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days".
I am not clear whether the above applies if creation of Restore Points is scheduled in Task Scheduler - since Task Scheduler allows the setting of specific times etc. Does the above quoted procedure 'overrule' or ignore what is set in Task Scheduler ? - and if so what is the point of Task Scheduler offering these options. I have set Task Scheduler to create Restore Point at Startup and at 13.00 on selected days - but it has not done so.
I am confused!

A:Windows 7 Scheduled Restore Points

I never could get the scheduler to create restore points either.

That is an old thread..but I guess the problem still exists.

I haven't messed with it for a long time..but it does appear as if you discovered the same bug that I did.

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hey there. i installed some dud fonts that stopped programs working,but went to system restore and there were no system restore points.

now i have to reinstall windows. please help
why did the restore points vanish?

A:no system restore points on windows 7

Dud fonts?

Not a question for Customization methinks. Try Crashes or Performance & Maintenance.

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OK guys, (and Gals) I have never ran into this before.
My system will no longer save any restore points after a restart. I can install updates, install/uninstall programs or even set a manual restore point but when the system is restarted there are no restore points left to roll back to. System restore is set to keep 41% of my drive (which is about 120GB). Anyone got any idea what's going on here?


A:Windows 7 not saving any restore points

Some things that come to mind.
First from the CMD Prompt run this to verify their are no Restore Points.

This should show you how much space is for Restore points and where they are located.

vssadmin list shadowstorage

The one below will show you your Restore Points.

vssadmin list shadows

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I found my disk getting a bit heavy with files which turned out to be the large number of restore points. I found I could remove all but the last using 'windows cleanup' but I wonder if going forward there's a way to selectively remove some and keep others.

A:removing restore points in windows 7

System Restore has saved my butt many times and also made me look like supertech to clients. For that reason, I let Windows manage my System Restore points.

But, you can go to System Properties/System Protection Tab and manage how much space it uses by clicking on Configure.

The panel below will come up and where you set what you want.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit system, over 250gig free on Hard drive and 8 gig RAM.

For whatever reason, This Windows 7 does not go back on earlier RESTORE points that I know I had set months ago....
Is this a general problem with windows 7, or is there something that is not configured correctly, for Windows 7 to retain prior months RESTORE points.

What can I do to ensure RESTORE points are created and kept for an extended period of time, given that I have plenty of Hard Disk space?

A:Windows 7 does not retain RESTORE points

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Recently, my lapotop has been very troubling, I cannot work on it anymore.

It seems that there are many problems at once.

First, I noticed that the restore points are gone and it is no longer functioning the automatic Windows Update, or any updates for that matter.

For Windows Update: I recieve this error:
An error occured while checking for new updates for your computer
Error(s) Found: Code 8024001F

Upon starting, I recieve this message:
Error Loading C:\Users\DAAAA-1\AppData\Local\Temp\sshnas21.dll
The specified module could not be found.

And halfway through, I recieve this message:
Hot Process For Windows Service has stopped working and was closed.
A problem caused the application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution is available.

I have also recieved some Exception Processing Messages with a bunch of codes eg: 0x000007b Parameters
0x756891B0 ... Error loading.. etc

Does anyone know what the problem is?
Any help would be highly appreciated!

Thank you

A:Restore points gone.. No Windows Update

First thing, if possible
Run anti virus scan
Download and scan with malwarebytes.

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I am running Windows 7 and something has happened that makes me unable to use System Restore. When the need for a System Restore comes up I have found that I have either only one restore point, or none at all. This is true for both system generated or manual generated restore points. It looks like either restore points are not being set or at the very least they are being deleted.
Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 System Restore Points

Hi digger9,
You have a limited (fixed) amount of disk space for System Restore backups.Every time you use System Restore you are using up some of that space.
So some of the older ones have to be removed.
Try turning off System Restore and run disk cleanup and disk defragmenter then turn System Restore back on.

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Hi, a new user of windows 7. I've used system restore before and know that windows will delete older restore points once the space allocated for restore points fill up... however, Windows seems to be deleting 2-3 restore points every 10 days or so without me having added newer points (so there was space for the restore points, windows 7 deletes one, two, three or sometimes all and leaves me one that it created itself named "automatic restore point")...

I read that the default period of time for restore points to 'die' is 90 days, so that's not it either. What's happening?

A:Windows 7 keeps deleting restore points

This is interesting. there should be a task in task scheduler to create a new restore point once a week.

Is this task set up correctly?
How much disk space do you have allocated for restores?
you have only one restore point currently? (named "Automatic restore point")

There is a good tutorial you can use for navigation here: System Restore

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Windows 8.1 is deleting almost all of my Restore Points. I have configured 32GB in System Protection. Yesterday there were four restore points, all less than 30 days old using about 8GB of space. Today, there is only one left. I did not delete the missing three. Is there any way of preventing Windows from doing this?

I've copied the System Volume Information folder on the Root drive to a USB drive, but I'm not sure this will work -- i.e., will I be able to copy and replace it back on the Root drive when Windows has finally succeeded in deleting ALL of my restore points?

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When I wanted to fix my Windows 8.1 because it wouldn't start, I saw ALL my restore points had disappeared.
This has happened to me with all Windows operating systems I've had: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and perhaps XP. When I need them most, they're gone, ALL OF THEM (not only those replaced for newer ones).
Last time this happened, Windows 8.1 eventually fixed my system by applying "attempting repairs" (however this fix is called, it's an option when 8.1 cannot boot).
But why do the restore points disappear in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1?
CAN I SAVE AT LEAST ONE TO A DISK OR SOMETHING? instead of creating a system image, which is heavy and slow?.

A:My restore points disappear in Windows 8.1/8/7

I learned recently that restore points are volume shadows created by the volume copy shadow service (VSS). If you do anything that deletes existing shadow copies this will delete your restore points.

I found this out while troubleshooting why I was getting VSS failures when I tried to create a drive image. I found a page that advised running the vssadmin command to delete existing shadow copies and reboot to reset the VSS service. This worked to get the backup program working, but I noticed later that my restore points were gone. I experimented and found the two were one in the same.

Most imaging and backup programs use VSS, so if you had any trouble with one recently then that might explain it.

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In Windows 10 Home, the System Restore Points system has moved to a new level; I cannot find visual notice of the Restore Points, but I can see the, something like, "move system to a previous state" thing there, at the Settings.

Help me here?

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My computer with Windows 7 wants to keep deleting all of it's restore points after a few days. I have read many posts about people saying they lose the restore points after a reboot but with me that is not the case. They are still there upon reboot. I have two computers with Windows 7 and the 2nd has restore points going back two months. The settings are the same on both, but the 1st computer keeps deleting all of them, system made or manual.

I have tried the fix of removing and reinstalling the paging file as well as disabling and re enabling system restore, but nothing works. Everything with Windows works great but this. Please Help.....

A:Windows 7 deletes all restore points Help!

Quote: Originally Posted by marktedrow

My computer with Windows 7 wants to keep deleting all of it's restore points after a few days. I have read many posts about people saying they lose the restore points after a reboot but with me that is not the case. They are still there upon reboot. I have two computers with Windows 7 and the 2nd has restore points going back two months. The settings are the same on both, but the 1st computer keeps deleting all of them, system made or manual.

I have tried the fix of removing and reinstalling the paging file as well as disabling and re enabling system restore, but nothing works. Everything with Windows works great but this. Please Help.....

Can't help you with the "why" it happens, but I make backups daily to be sure I can restore the system to a prior time. In my opinion, a much better choice.

I know, I know, it doesn't answer the question; that's why I started with "Can't help..."

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Hi guys! I am using a Lenovo Y450 Ideapad. When I turned on my laptop one morning, windows 7 refused to start up. After starting off with the initial Lenovo start up screen, a second screen of 'Loading Files' appears. It then goes into Startup Repair. After attempting to repair, a message appears stating that Startup cannot repair this computer automatically. It cannot repair and the only solution is to restart the system and the same cycle repeats. I have read some comments about using F8 and F2 but there are also no restore points (which is surprising) or any image points. I have important data and I usually back it up but havent done so in the last couple of weeks due to work. I am hoping that I can at least get the data out. Also, I do have a Windows 7 CD. I have to urgently sort this out. Thank you!


A:Windows does not start and no restore points!

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just did a system restore, there was only 1 restore point (08/09/2013) : how can i set-up automatic system restore points, so i have more, older  restore points ?  (like xp);  do i have to use one of my security softwares (eg, zone-alarm or microsoft security essentials, etc. )  thankshow can i set-up more automatic restore points, and stop system from deleting old restore points ?  thanksMod Edit:  Merged topics, asking same question, same issues.  Pllease do not ask the same question or raise the same issues more than once...if someone has an answer, they will respond and posting the same thing twice is not going to elicit a response any sooner - Hamluis.

A:restore points : set-up automatic restore points ?

Usually when doing a system restore you are offered a default restore point, the latest, but there is a button to select different ones. Clicking on this will reveal  a list of all available restore points.
While you can manually create a restore point at any time, Win 7 creates them automatically in the event of critical updates and significant software installs. I will admit I do not know what the limit is in terms of the number of restore points Win 7 will save automaticcally, but if you find your way to 'system Environment Variables' through control panel, or 'God-mode' if you have that set up, you can increase the amount of space allocated to restore points and this should increase the number of points saved.
Chris Cosgrove

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hi !

2 days ago on 100830 (Aug 30) i restored my system to a System Restore Point created a few days earlier, on 100826 (Aug 26).

as i understand it, everything that has been installed AFTER the System Restore Point are then lost, including security-patches from Windows Update etc.

but when i yesterday realized that my system restore had removed the patch for KB2264107, (Windows6.1-KB2264107-x86.msu)
which i installed (manually) 100828 (Aug 28), i decided to install it again.

but to my BIG surprise the installer told me that it was: "already installed" !?
i started Windows Update, it reports all those updates installed AFTER the System Restore Point are STILL installed !?

i double-checked KB2264107, there is NO entry in the registry for that patch !
and of course there should not be any since i restored my system...

so the BIG question now is: why does Windows Update say that updates installed AFTER creation of the System Restore Point still are installed ?
fx. several updates from 100828 (Aug 28).

this must be a BUG ?

and System Restore still shows all System Restore Points created AFTER 100926 (Aug 26), should they not have been removed "automatically" ?


i removed the "installed" (?) KB2264107, i then rebooted, ran the installer again & then checked the registy, there is still NO entry !?

i don?t know what updates i REALLY have installed now, it looks like i?ll have to restore my System Ba... Read more

A:Windows Update & System Restore Points BUG !?

I have found the same thing to be true. At that time, I felt that the update installer is not effected by the SR and it remembers that the update was installed. Unless it is a critical update, I would forget about it. In the near future SP1 will be here with all the updates and more.

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Is there a way of seeing what System Restore Points have been taken? I know how to delete all but the most current but I would like to see what is available to restore to and also to verify that restore points are being created at least on a weekly basis. I did a search and couldn't find my answer although I did find out about deleting restore points.


A:Viewing Windows System Restore Points

Welcome Ralph

Read the tutorial entitled how to do a system restore It will show you what is available System Restore

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I am posting here at the suggestion of mcorton on the Windows 7 Forum..

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Rob or Gill at 16:15:22.10 on Thu 07/04/2011
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.61.1033.18.4087.2925 [GMT 10:00]
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security *Enabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security *Enabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmWrk\uiWatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3\defragservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Restore Points Disappearing

Bump, please.

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How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically every day?


A:How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically

Quote: Originally Posted by sharon122

How do I do that Windows will make restore points automatically every day?


How about something like this? Two different methods to create one at startup.

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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Been having a problem with my browser and I feel there's some sort of adware in my system, but I've fully scanned my entire system completely using Norton 360 several times and I haven't had any luck. I also looked through installed programs in the control panel and went deleting all programs that I didn't need, didn't know, and didn't like the sound of, but that still wasn't the solution. So now i've decided that the next best thing to do was use system restore, only to find that for some reason I haven't got any system restore points at all, which I find weird since restore points should be saved daily. I've checked that system restore is turned on and so is time management so I don't see why system restore points aren't being created.

So there it is, 2 problems:
1) Adware that I can't remove
2) System restore points not being created (automatically)

Any Suggestions?

A:Windows Vista System Restore Points

Are you by chance dual booting with another OS?

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