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Saving Restore Points In Windows Xp

Q: Saving Restore Points In Windows Xp

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?

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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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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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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?

Bill

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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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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I've neglected this problem for too long and I would like to get it resolved.
My sys restore is not saving ANY restore points, except for the very last one that is an auto one created by Win7. If I manually create one, it will appear in the list for the time being, but if I shut down or restart the computer, it will not be there the next time I check. I'm running Win 7 64 pro . I have restore set to ON for the drive and have the space set to 15 gb . Any help would be appreciated .

A:System Restore is Not Saving Restore Points

It sounds like something you have in auto startup might be deleting restore points.
The first thing i would do is manually create a restore point.
Don't run any cleanup utilities before restarting.

Then restart the PC in Safe Mode and see if the restore point is still there.
Safe Mode

I tap the F8 key when the PC is booting to select Safe Mode when i want it.

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Regarding system restore.

I have an 80gig hd with 23gig spare. In system properties>system protection>automatic restore points, I have ticked drive C. Yet there are no restore points listed unless I do a manual restore point.

Is there another setting somewhere that may be inhibiting automatic creation of restore points?

Thanks
 

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Can't believe that a program that was released over 4 years ago has still got so many things wrong with it. If I can make a manual restore point and windows updates create a restore point then why oh why is it so hard for an automatic restore point to be created. Never had this problem with XP but then again XP worked. If I have a restore point scheduled and the history says the task was started and completed then why is it not being saved? And yes, I have tried all the fixes (been working on this for two weeks) Don't want to hear that windows 7 only creates a point after 7 days if no other points have been created. If that's true then the idiot that came up with that one should be standing in the unemployment line.

A:System Restore not saving automatic points

I can't believe that after 206 views no one has an answer for this. What's a matter Microsoft is this one of those little glitches that you hope people will overlook and will fix itself over time or is it you just don't care you have a faulty program?

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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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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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My questions are on Windows 7 System Restore, Restore Points and Backups; specifically, potentially using a Backup as a Permanent Restore Point.

Here is the situation...

About a month ago, I did a complete Factory Restore on my HP desktop and returned it to it's factory condition. After removing the bloatware and performing all the necessary Windows Updates, the Factory Restore process went off without any issues.

Today, however, I needed to use System Restore due to an issue I was having with multiple monitors that I just couldn't figure out. So, I went into System Restore and found a "Date andTime" of a restore point that was right around the same time I did the Factory Restore. That Restore Point was also the oldest and since I knew it was a known & good restore point, I decided to use it. That restore point "Description" was labeled "System Image Restore Point" and the "Type" was labeled "Backup." (See Image)



I don't recall setting up or doing any backups although, between Windows Backup, Norton Backup and HP's Backup utilities some type of backup obviously happened. FYI, I hate having all those options, as I'd rather use native Windows tools. In any case, today, I used the System Restore using the System Image Restore Point labeled as Backup and, after performing a few minor Windows Updates, everything went off without a hitch and my monitor problem was solved.

However, seeing that Restore point b... Read more

A:Windows 7 - System Restore, Saving a Backup & Permanant Restore Point

ad 1) restore points are in the shadowstorage

ad 2) yes they are overwritten when the shadowstorage is full. You can set the size of the shadowstorage with vssadmin

ad 3) for permanent backups I suggest imaging. There you control the images yourself.

Imaging with free Macrium

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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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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,

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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Hi,

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?

Rob.

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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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!

Cheers
Vince
 

A:Windows does not start and no restore points!

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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 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?
 
Thanks.

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.
 
Regards.................

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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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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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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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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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Hello.

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 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.

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):

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...f-c1b749c23320

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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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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,
Shawn

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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.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/875377-solved-system-checkpoints.html

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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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" ?

update:

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

Thanks.

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?

Thanks.



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

System Restore Point : Create at System Startup

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Now I'm the first to admit I have little knowledge about such things but something on my multi-boot system is wiping my main OS Vista's restore points.

The only things that are new are Windows 8 Pro RTM as the 5th of 5 booting systems and the latest edition of Diskeeper Pro installed on Vista itself.

The reason I'm asking this is that people who have been around for a while will recall how those of us multi-booting XP with Vista and 7 had to do fiddles to stop XP from deleting their restore points, so am wondering if anyone else has noticed this?

I have 100gb devoted to the VSS on C: so there's no reason why restore points should vanish.

I'm not hugely worried about it but nevertheless curious.

A:Is Windows 8 Deleting Vista Restore Points?

Ignore: It was the new Diskeeper 12's automatic defragmenter that was not only preventing creation of new restore points but was demolishing any existing ones. As soon as I turned it off voila, everything turned back to normal. Strangely a manual defragmentation doesn't have the same deleterious effect nor does automatic defragmentation on the other volumes, only the one on which the software itself is installed, quite bizarre.
I've opened a ticket with Condusiv Technologies about it.

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I want to save a restore point by taking its backup becoz system deletes old restore points nd new ones are created . I wanna take its backup so that old restore point can also be used. So can anyone tell me where does system save its restore point.

A:Location(Directory) of Windows 7 restore points !!!

They are stored in the System Volume Information folder, but I think it is normally inaccessible.

There is an application called "System Restore Explorer", but I don't know how well it works. Google it if you insist.

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Hello Forum,

I need to restore my system to a prievious restore point. There have been several 'Windows Critical Updates' to my system after the restore point I'm going back to. I'm assuming that these updates will be removed due to the restore process.

My question(s) is, does Windows recognize that these updates are no longer installed on my system? Will Windows reinstall them after the system restore?

Thanks in advance!

A:System Restore Points / Windows Updates

Yes, windows will try and re-install. If not automatically, just click 'check for updates'

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I noticed that all of a sudden I have like 2-3 gigabytes of extra space relative to before, and it is really confusing me how I got that space space back.

I looked at my list of system restore points, and how much space they take, and it appears I have significantly less space dedicated to system restore points that before. My restore point from last month from updating to the latest Java is gone.

I still have some restore points from recent stuff, but nothing too old

A:Do Windows System Restore Points expire

restore points only have x amount of space assigned to it. as it fills, you will lose older restore points.

as far as getting extra space back, did you do any type of cleanup recently or just recover from some nasty or run any type of registry cleaner.

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Hi,

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]
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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}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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\spoolsv.exe
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:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Magical Defrag 3\defragservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Device... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Restore Points Disappearing

Bump, please.

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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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I've had this issue in Windows 7 as well. No matter how many restore points I create manually, they completely disappear within a few days. It seems Windows 8/8.1 only saves 2 restore points, or even only one automatic one. Why does it not save the other restore points? I've done some googling and haven't found a solid answer. I'm also interested if anyone else has this problem.

A:Why doesn't Windows save restore points?

It depends on how much space is reserved for the restore points. The OS should be set to automatically make the restore points. Really the only time that Windows will create one, is if you are installing drivers, windows updates, software, or removing the same.

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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.

Thanks.............Ralph

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've been tinkering with Windows 7 and somehow all my restore points got blown away. About this time I started having problems, especially when iTunes was running. Apps would hang, screen flickers, general sluggishness. Then on reboot, sometimes Windows wouldn't load. Error report said it was probably a problem with system configuration. At this point, I'd like to reinstall Windows without formatting and starting over. Is that possible? I don't really mind starting over from scratch, except for having to copy over all my music and data.

I've run chkdsk and sfc with no problems identified.

Still don't know what happened to my restore points. I run ccleaner but its never removed restore points before. I have more than 15 GB hard disk space, so its not a drive space problem.

A:Reinstall Windows 7? Missing restore points

Are you dual booting with XP? cos I've read somewhere that XP deletes restore points from Vista and Win 7 in a dual boot environment. I reckon the only way to safely test Win seven is in a virtual machine or if you physically swap the hard drives around when you want to boot into either OS's.

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Not sure when this issue started, so not sure if this has anything to do with XP Pro SP3. System Restore appears to function normally until attempt to restore. Select restore point > confirmation screen, click next > result = stays on confirmation screen. No cpu activity. Disabled SR and tried to re-register dll's. Was only able to re-register srclient.dll. Other dll's report loaded but "DllServerRegister point not found. . ." Suggestions please.

A:System Restore runs, creates restore points, but can't restore

Hello & welcome to TSF,

RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, restart the computer. If the error still occurs, search the hard drive for the presence of the Wininit.ini file, and then rename it. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Restart your computer in Safe or DOS Mode.
2. Click Start, point to Search, and then click For Files or Folders.
3. In the Named box, type wininit.ini.
4. In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click Find Now.
5. Right-click the Wininit.ini file, click Rename, type wininit.xxx, and then click OK.
6. Close the Find Files window, and then run System Restore again.
7. If the previous steps do not resolve the problem, run the following command to repair the damaged portions of your registry:
scanreg /fix

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Some earlier automatic Windows 10 updates removed all my earlier restore points and set the protection settings of the C: disk off.
The recent Windows 10 update (Jan 29) again removed all my earlier restore points. This time the protection setting of my C: disk was still on, but the settings of the disk space usage was set so low by the update that there was space only for one restore point (the critical update).
What the hell is Windows Pro 10 doing?

A:Windows update removes earlier restore points

Hi, good to keep an eye on these. However, I still have restore points prior to last installed update (28.1) and restore space is fine.

Build 10586 (November) - virtually a reinstallation- left system restore off. By its very nature, earlier system restore points were irrelevant. Ive not noticed an issue with subsequent updates, other than MS policy seems to now be not to set a restore point prior to an update.

Do use disk imaging periodically as well.. it's not enough to rely on system restore alone.

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I have a related question that is related to the OP question.

How far back in time does Win7 make restore points by default or at least what should the original factory setting be?

A:How far back in time does Windows 7 make restore points

  
Quote: Originally Posted by legacy7955


I have a related question that is related to the OP question.

How far back in time does Win7 make restore points by default or at least what should the original factory setting be?


It's difficult to give a definitive answer on that one although I think the default setting is around 10% of your hard drive space, so the bigger your hard drive, the more restore points will be available.

Restore points are saved until the disk space System Restore reserves is filled up. As new restore points are created, old ones are deleted.

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I am having trouble with system restore points disappearing on my Windows 7 OS. Both automated and manually created restore point vanish. I have more than enough space allocated for the restore points and yet they still disappear. I know that this has been a Windows 7 issue for some time, and I have tried a few 'fixes' (eg. making sure VSS & Windows Backup are started in 'Services'), however, nothing I have tried to date has corrected this problem.
I read on some forum that certain 'clean up' applications may delete restore points. I currently have CClean (free ver.) and iolo System Mechanic running on my machine. Could either of these system maintenance programs possibly be deleting restore points?
Any suggestions / solutions will be very much welcomed! ...Thanks in advance!

A:Restore Points Disappearing in Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS

Hello DJ,

CCleaner will only delete your restore points if you manually delete them in it like below.
I don't know about System Mechanic. You might uninstall it for a while to see if your restore points are still disappearing or not. Some disk defrag programs will also wipe restore points, so if this program has this feature, then it could be wiping them.

Do you dual boot with another OS? Dual booting with XP has been known to do this everytime you start either OS.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I got message in Word that there was insufficienmt memory to perform an operation so I rebooted. My PC wouldn't reboot and there was no last known good configuration so I ended up having to reinstall windows (had only installed it a month ago) Why should there have been no restore pointsa? Doesn't it automatically set them?

A:No system restore points after Windows wouldn't start

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything.

It's my understanding that System Restore and Last Known Good Configuration (LKGC) are not the same thing. LKGC concentrates only on the system configuration and drivers whereas System Restore monitors all system folders including the desktop and is a snapshot of the last time that the computer booted successfully. In other words, System Restore saves more data than LKGC and they are independent of each other (although they do save some of the same data.) By rebooting it's possible that a working LKGC was overwritten. This is an older article but it gives a bit more info about the differences between System Restore and LKGC.

CyberNotes: System Restore vs. Last Known Good Configuration

To make sure that your computer creates restore points, these articles may help:

Restore Points (Windows)

System Restore - Enable or Disable

windows 7 is not saving restore points, can you save them manually to - Microsoft Community

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I fix computers for friends and family for free as a hobby.A friends pc is trashed from a serious virus infection.Ad-Aware found WORM/Robobot and W32/Stanit in several system files.She has no recovery cd's,I can't find the recovery partition,and restore will not even open.Several system files are missing.It has a windows XP Home product sticker that says B3pc certified but the B3.com helpdesk certificate phone number doesn't work.Is it possible to repair winXP installation without the XP cd-rom.I use win 98se on all of my computers (I have 4 cd's for that).She says she can't afford an xp cd.
Even if the answer is no way thanks for your time.
Thanks,muttbob
PS:I had more details but I accidently hit refresh and lost it all and don't have time right now to rewrite it all.

A:Is it possible to repair Windows XP with no cd,recovery partition,or restore points?

Hi Muttbob,

Quote:





Originally Posted by muttbob


I fix computers for friends and family for free as a hobby.A friends pc is trashed from a serious virus infection.Ad-Aware found WORM/Robobot and W32/Stanit in several system files.She has no recovery cd's,I can't find the recovery partition,and restore will not even open.Several system files are missing.It has a windows XP Home product sticker that says B3pc certified but the B3.com helpdesk certificate phone number doesn't work.Is it possible to repair winXP installation without the XP cd-rom.I use win 98se on all of my computers (I have 4 cd's for that).She says she can't afford an xp cd.
Even if the answer is no way thanks for your time.
Thanks,muttbob
PS:I had more details but I accidently hit refresh and lost it all and don't have time right now to rewrite it all.




I'm afraid that if you haven't got the installation disc you can't do a recovery.

Pilot.

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Hello,

I am new hear but was told I would be given good advice. The problem im having is that I was getting random freezes on my pc and it got to the point where i could not get past log in. I am running windows vista on the most recent update, with a computer i built myself. I took apart computer, cleaned it, did some internal work to make sure everything is running fine. I then put it back together ran it in safe mode and put files on a usb drive just encase i need a system restore. I did not have virus protection before this problem so I got vipre (pirated) and scanned and found a few Trojans. I decided i would go to a restore point that was before the problem, ran that and it froze in the process. Rebooting the computer and coming back to notice all restore points are gone. I dont have a disc for vista so I am looking to clean up pc from what it is now if possible.

What was encountered and steps taken in order

1.freezing
2.install vipre, and scan
3.try system restore but froze
4.clean pc, run in safe mode, back up files
5.run 1 more scan, no network connection (on purpose) and haven't froze yet

Thanks in advance

A:windows vista random freeze and restore points deleted

Welcome aboard I did not have virus protection before this problem so I got vipre (pirated)Start with uninstalling it.Install ONE of these:- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html- free Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows/products/security-essentials- free Comodo Antivirus: http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus.phpUpdate, run full scan, report on any findings.Then....Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdatePress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory si... Read more

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Long post alert. This started with one issue and has snowballed into several. The performance of my system (Dell Latitude E6410, Windows 7 Professional) has gotten bad in the last few weeks. I'll be using a browser and maybe one other application, or have a folder open, and everything locks up. I can't move the mouse or open Task Manager and Ctrl+Alt+Delete does nothing. I have waited up to 5-10 minutes and eventually just do a hard reset.

After doing a second hard reset today, I received this message:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue.
Windows will now check the disk.

I let it run the check and it restarted normally, so I don't think it found any issues. It did recover a few orphaned files. After that finished, I had the same issue again, so I did another hard reset and started googling. One of the troubleshooting suggestions was to start with the disk defragmenter. When I try to open that, it says "Disk Defragmenter was scheduled using another program. Disk Defragmenter is currently using customized settings created by another program. Before you can modify the schedule, you must remove the customized settings." When I click Remove settings, that box closes, but nothing else happens. I try to run it again, same message.

So I google that problem. Another troubleshooting guide starts ... Read more

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