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    32 bit Windows 7 losses restore points after rebooting. My 64 bit however does not have this problem. I have searched the internet and haven't found anything to help me. Any suggestions? I work 24 hour shifts, so it will take me a day or so to respond to questions. Thank you.

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    Are these 2 versions on 1 PC using the same key or are they 2 seperate licensed copies? I ask this because perhaps if it's not 2 seperate keys, only one copy can be activated and if unactivated perhaps this is part of your problem. Just guessing here.
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    Two different machines. Just comparing.

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    Is it possible the allocated space for System Restore has been made much smaller in the PC loosing restore points. This would cause you to loose restore points.

    I guess I'll add my 2 cents also, System Restore is a somewhat basic restore to help put system files back if they become corrupted. It works sometimes. It does nothing for any files other than system files. For my money an up to date Image is far superior to System Restore. Many people who Image their systems regularly have System Restore shut off. I still have mine on, but have minimized the allowed disk space because more often than not it does not work. There are many great discussions in these forums on Imaging. There are several threads in Security and Backup, I believe some discussion in Windows 7 and elsewhere. The general concenses is that Images are easy to create, and take about an hour to restore when a major problem occurs. The time spent to create an Image will in all likelyhood save your bacon so to speak more effectively than trying to solve a System Restore problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Schlundt View Post
    Two different machines. Just comparing.
    Do you mean there are no restore points at all after a boot?

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    Try turning off System Restore and then re enabling it. Turning off System Restore will delete all Restore points. You can find a good set of System Restore FAQS at:
    http://www.5starsupport.com/faq/xp-system-restore.htm

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    Is this 32 bit machine dual booting with any other OS?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    No zonealarm. I'm not a fan of large foot prints in AV and firewalls

    I'm not dual booting, it's standalone. I should not have mentioned the 64 bit, it's just that i built the 32 bit to handle some apps that did not play well with the 64. ironic.

    I did the off and on and boot shuffle early on. I just got dizzy.

    Yep no restore points at all.

    I did adjust the size of restore to no avail.
    I like system restore as a first try before i use trueimage. just old habits, besides i like things to work as advertiised, even if i didn't use it.






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    when i first installed win7 i experienced the same problem. i had installed an upgrade version over windows xp. i followed the advice and instructions found in windows secrets. on my first go round i experienced the problem where every time i rebooted i lost my restore points. i went down a lot of different paths, before i finally did a win 7 install over the existing win 7 installation. i can't remember now if i did it using the upgrade disk itself or from the emergency repair disk i had made. regardless, when my new installation came up my restore points were retained after reboots. i have had several opportunities to take advantage of them subsequent thereto. good luck.

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