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  1. #31


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


    Jim,

    I have Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same PCI-E SSD (Disk 0) on two different paritions. Windows 8 was installed first.

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  2. #32


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


    I installed Windows 7 first so maybe that makes a difference.

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    Jim
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  3. #33


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

    My problem is solved, this works. Don't do the download, do it by editing the Registry manually and it must be done in Windows 7. The only thing I don't get is a restore point when Windows Defender updates, unlike in W7 when I always got one.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


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  5. #35


    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro 64x


    OK Thanks Guys, I'm having this problem in windows 8 also ( No auto restore points).
    I have 5 HDD's, one with Win 8 installed & two with Win 7. The other two are storage & backup drives.
    I have also noticed on my system that even if I create four restore points manually, Win 8 will only keep the first one after I reboot into Win 8.
    So, in the above explanation (the fix outlined in the link posted above by "Slopechz") that I should just replace the references to the XP installation as being Win 7, is that correct.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello BongoKongo,

    If that is what your issue is, then yes using the tutorial in that post above substituting XP for W7 instead to hide W8 and W7 from each other.
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  7. #37


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    The only issue with Windows 8 is that it does not create restore points automatically. Of course Microsoft has no answers.
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  8. #38


    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro 64x


    I have had problems with the win 8 task scheduler not working for anything at all since day one.
    Everything looked OK, no files where corrupt & no system file where missing, the schedules where correctly setup & there where never any errors saying that a task had-not or could not be run.
    I just couldn't work out what was going on because everything seemed to be setup & running correctly, but in reality the dam thing just would not run any task on a schedule,,ever.

    So after Googling & asking for help on many forums I decided to ask M/Soft for help only to find out that they didn't really know why it was happening either. Their only real answer was that it may be happening because I had multiple HDD's installed. From what I can make out I'm not the only one with this problem either.
    So, I was just about ready to Give up & reinstall the dam OS for the third time, but at the last minute I decided not to because it didn't fix the problem before (twice).

    Anyway I did some searching in the Task scheduler looking for,, well,, something, anything that was causing it not to run.
    Then I clicked on "The Task Scheduler Library" Folder in the Top Left column. It brings up two entries in the right column named: Optimize Start Menue Cache files. So I clicked on properties & checked under all the Task tabs & everything looked fine. But in the "Conditions" I noticed that the "Start the Task only if the Computer is Idle" check box was ticked but the "Wait for Idle" setting was wrongly set. It was set to run from "0 to 1 hour", but the problem is that it has to be set at a number greater than "0" or it wont run. Even if you just change the "0" to "1" it will work & once you have done that the task scheduler will work properly again. It Fixed the problem with system Restore refusing to do Auto backups as well.
    You can even un-check the box: "Start the Task only if the Computer is Idle" after you change the above setting if you like.

    Anyway,, for some reason it doesn't matter how many times I install windows 8 this setting in "Optimize Start menu Cache Files" is always configured wrongly from the outset. If it has a "0" as the start time like mine did, the Task scheduler won't ever run Scheduled tasks no matter what you do.

    Hope this helps anyone having this issue.
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  9. #39


    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by BongoKongo View Post
    Anyway I did some searching in the Task scheduler looking for,, well,, something, anything that was causing it not to run.
    Then I clicked on "The Task Scheduler Library" Folder in the Top Left column. It brings up two entries in the right column named: Optimize Start Menue Cache files. So I clicked on properties & checked under all the Task tabs & everything looked fine. But in the "Conditions" I noticed that the "Start the Task only if the Computer is Idle" check box was ticked but the "Wait for Idle" setting was wrongly set. It was set to run from "0 to 1 hour", but the problem is that it has to be set at a number greater than "0" or it wont run. Even if you just change the "0" to "1" it will work & once you have done that the task scheduler will work properly again. It Fixed the problem with system Restore refusing to do Auto backups as well.
    You can even un-check the box: "Start the Task only if the Computer is Idle" after you change the above setting if you like.
    I'm confused. Does this fix the automatic System Restore issue?
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  10. #40


    Posts : 15
    windows 8 pro 64x


    Quote Originally Posted by slopechz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BongoKongo View Post
    Anyway I did some searching in the Task scheduler looking for,, well,, something, anything that was causing it not to run.
    Then I clicked on "The Task Scheduler Library" Folder in the Top Left column. It brings up two entries in the right column named: Optimize Start Menue Cache files. So I clicked on properties & checked under all the Task tabs & everything looked fine. But in the "Conditions" I noticed that the "Start the Task only if the Computer is Idle" check box was ticked but the "Wait for Idle" setting was wrongly set. It was set to run from "0 to 1 hour", but the problem is that it has to be set at a number greater than "0" or it wont run. Even if you just change the "0" to "1" it will work & once you have done that the task scheduler will work properly again. It Fixed the problem with system Restore refusing to do Auto backups as well.
    You can even un-check the box: "Start the Task only if the Computer is Idle" after you change the above setting if you like.
    I'm confused. Does this fix the automatic System Restore issue?
    Hi,
    Well, it has worked for me ,,So far, but you never know what is going to happen next with this OS.
    SR has been working fine for just over 1 week & I have been able to set it up to do an Auto backup when I uninstall programs & also when the system boots up.
    But if you have win 7 installed too you will have to do the "Slopchez" tweak as well otherwise you will loose all of your system restore points every time you boot into Win 7.
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