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    Automatic creation of System Restore points

    I was under the impression that a new restore point should be created every time the computer is turned on. Mine (Windows 8) does not do that. The points are few and far between. The only setting I can find simply turns System Restore on or off.

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    Sully,

    There is a task in the Task Scheduler that fires off the the Daily Restore Point process.
    It is located under (in the Left Pane) Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> System Restore.

    Note: If you have an SSD as your boot drive it is most likely disabled or should be.

    It is much better IMHO to rely on a good Image Backup program and regime than on System Restore Points as they provide more complete protection. HTH
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    The system restore point, could be forced with a Registry Script, in XP, but I've not found a script that works for any OS above XP.
    I installed it in the Startup folder for all my XP customers.


    NO, it has never been a daily routine. It only happens when there is an EVENT, like getting updates or installing or UN-Installing programs.

    I've not tried the method previously mentioned, but I may now.

    It seems like I've had a lot of problems with the Task Scheduler.
    I'm still looking for that Reg Script to force a new Restore point.

    If someone wants it for XP, I'll be glad to share it with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    NO, it has never been a daily routine. It only happens when there is an EVENT, like getting updates or installing or UN-Installing programs.
    ... or every 24 hours:

    Restore points are created:
    When software is installed using the Windows Installer, Package Installer or other installers which are aware of System Restore.[7]
    When Windows Update installs new updates to Windows.
    When the user installs a driver that is not digitally signed by Windows Hardware Quality Labs.
    On Windows XP or Windows Vista, every 24 hours of computer use or when the operating system starts after being off for more than 24 hours[7] (10 hours in Windows Me), or every 24 hours of calendar time, whichever happens first.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_...Restore_points

    In Windows 7/8 it's weekly, not daily.


    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    I'm still looking for that Reg Script to force a new Restore point.
    How to Automatically Create System Restore Points in Windows 7 and Windows 8


    Bruce
    Last edited by BruceR; 2013-08-20 at 14:48.

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    I create a SRP manually by searching Settings for "System Restore Point" and clicking on the app that comes up. That brings up the System Properties pop up window and you can click on the relevant tab to manually create a SRP. There are also other opitions offered. I do this whenever I want to.
    Bob

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    I had to go to a customer's house recently, to do a fix, that should have taken only a few minutes, if I had a recent restore point to restore. There was NONE. In half a month, there was NO restore point.

    So say what you want, about how often Windows makes a new restore point and then talk to me about it.
    Out here in the real world, it just don't happen!!!

    I tracked down the script to make an Instant restore Point, referred to earlier in this thread.
    I downloaded it, installed it on Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and it worked GREAT on all of those OS's.
    I don't have Windows Vista to try it on, but I'm pretty certain it will work there just fine. I did install it on Windows 7 Home Premium that I keep on a spare drive, for testing purposes only, and the script worked there too.

    I use the program by installing it in the "Startup" folder, so it will run every time the PC is booted up.
    Then I put a shortcut to it on the Desktop, so I can run it from there, anytime I want to create a new Restore Point. Like, right before I install some new program.

    If anyone has trouble finding the file, it can be found here:
    https://app.box.com/s/v0s7fhxx7yah6wgynik2

    It's in its natural state, not compressed or otherwise encoded.
    Just download it, put it where you want it and run it.
    It don't get no simpler than that.

    Cheers mates!
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    Last edited by DrWho; 2013-09-01 at 12:30. Reason: added info
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