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No System Restore points

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    No System Restore points


    I've been running Windows 8 since 10/27 and just noticed there were no System Restore points. Doesn't Windows 8 automatically create them when a significant event occurs, like Windows Update?

    I created one manually but would like to see Win 8 create them.

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Windows 8 like, 7 create restore point , every time you make an important update.
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    It's not doing it for me. I had to manually create one, even though I've done several Windows Updates which required a reboot. Ialso installed MS Office and a lot of other software.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Dual Boot? I'm dual booting with Windows 7 and that seems to kill system restore on both OS. It's turned on and only set to the Windows 8 partition/drive but it still won't create restore points. same deal for Windows 7. I ended up just turning it off completly.
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    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Dual Boot? I'm dual booting with Windows 7 and that seems to kill system restore on both OS. It's turned on and only set to the Windows 8 partition/drive but it still won't create restore points. same deal for Windows 7. I ended up just turning it off completly.
    There was a registry hack between XP and Vista/Win 7 to save restore points. I have yet to find one for Windows 8. Microsoft continues to be anti consumer with this tactic. I will never understand it.


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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't think they did it on purpose, its just something they didn't anticipate happening. It's likely just a side effect of running two Windows operating systems on the same PC. I don't usually dual boot so I don't loos any sleep over it. It won't be long and I'll go back the one OS anyway.
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    NY
    Posts : 78
    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I don't think they did it on purpose, its just something they didn't anticipate happening. It's likely just a side effect of running two Windows operating systems on the same PC. I don't usually dual boot so I don't loos any sleep over it. It won't be long and I'll go back the one OS anyway.
    This has been an issue since XP-Vista, XP-Win 7. By now, they should have the system perfected so System Restore just works, regardless.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    It isn't giving me the option. That is from win7.

    They don't let you restore your previous version from Windows.old either. Or at least, I wasn't able to do it.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Ok, if you say so.
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    Yes, I dual boot Win 8 and Win 7. Not a big deal as I can force one as needed.

    Hmm, wonder if I can schedule one?
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