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  1. #21


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    My restore points don't get deleted when switching back and forth between startup in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    This is how I have mine set.

    In Windows 7, system protection turned on for Windows 7 drive, but off for Windows 8 drive.

    In Windows 8, system protection turned on for Windows 8 drive, but off for Windows 7 drive.
    I have no option in Windows 7 for the Windows 8 OS. In fact, in W7 Explorer does not show the W8 OS at all. However, Explorer in W8 shows the W7 OS.
    How did you setup and do your dual boot with them?

    Did you have both drives connected when installing the last OS?
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Nov 2012 at 16:51. Reason: added quote

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  2. #22


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Hiya Shawn,

    I think that may be it.

    Don't try and make shadow copies of the other os partition.

    Seems to be working - I haven't rebooted yet - so can't be sure they will stick.

    I can't think why it would have that effect. Odd.
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  3. #23


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    How did you setup and do your dual boot with them?

    Did you have both drives connected when installing the last OS?
    Windows 7 was installed by me. I created free space next to W7 then installed W8 next to W7.
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  4. #24


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hiya Shawn,

    I think that may be it.

    Don't try and make shadow copies of the other os partition.

    Seems to be working - I haven't rebooted yet - so can't be sure they will stick.

    I can't think why it would have that effect. Odd.

    My only guess is the new "Metro" UI in Windows 8 is causing an issue if you have system protection turned on in Windows 7 for Windows 8 or vice versa instead of only in their own. Time will tell.
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  5. #25


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    How did you setup and do your dual boot with them?

    Did you have both drives connected when installing the last OS?
    Windows 7 was installed by me. I created free space next to W7 then installed W8 next to W7.
    Did you do anything that would hide Windows 8 from Windows 7 inside Windows 7?
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  6. #26


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    I think I resolved this, but won't know for sure until tomorrow. Here is what I did using the XP to Vista model (the key, as far as I can tell is to do this in W7 and to identify the partition W8 is located. I have been flipping back and forth between W7 & W8 and have yet to have my restore points deleted in W8. I will shut down my desktop tonight and see if this really is a fix or just smoke and mirrors!

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  7. #27


    That didn't work. When I booted Win 7, the Win 8 restore points were deleted. I created a new SR point in Win 7 and now that I'm back in Win 8, it shows 100MB+ being used on the Win 7 drive (I for SR so maybe it will work.

    I did just notice that the space allocated on my C: drive was set to 0, no idea how or why but I moved it up to 2% so will try Win 7 again nwo and see what happens. I may have something still setup wrong there too.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rich,

    You might also try having system protection set like I do to see if it works for you as well.

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  9. #29


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Mines set the same as yours Shawn, but after it 'broke' once, I reset and configured again.

    Now it only saves a RP if I create one.

    It seems to go awry after going into 7 (which works normally) and then back into 8.




    I also echo the frustrated sentiments at MS 'one OS only' policy. Even when you have two bloody versions of Windows, they still fight each other about permissions etc. PITA.
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  10. #30


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Shawn, do you have Win 7 and Win 8 on separate drives. My dual boot is on the same same drive just different partitions and have it set the same as yours but still loose the win8 restore points.

    Jim
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