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Restore point

  1. #1


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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Restore point


    Can you pin "create restore point" on the task bar to do manually. Numerous cases are being reported that it is not being done automatically in Windows 8 Pro.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Nuccii,

    It works in Windows 8, but the steps have to be followed completely and exactly for it to be able to work.

    Sometimes it takes a few moments for the restore point to show up in System Restore after the shortcut has been used.

    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums


    Here's a screenshot of my System Restore after using the Instant Restore Point shortcut from above.

    Click image for larger version
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  3. #3


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Hi Brink, thanks for replying.

    Installed create restore point with description shortcut per the instructions and unblocked. Testing, I double click the shortcut, yes to UAC, then enter description and click OK. After that nothing. Waited 10 minutes and checked the system restore points and nothing shows even when show more restore points ticked, I made 3 attempts.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    So far, only the "Instant Restore Point" shortcut is working for Windows 8.
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  5. #5


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Sorry Brink, no dice.

    I removed what I did originally and installed instant restore point. Tried it and it did nothing in system restore.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, it's not working for me anymore either.

    I'm not sure why the instant one worked as the screenshot above shows, but not anymore now.

    Back to the drawing board.
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  7. #7


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Thank you for your efforts Brink, I'll do manual through Start screen until their is a fix. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Nuccii,

    I got it all sorted out, and will have a new tutorial for Windows 8 posted late tonight sometime.

    I'll post back with links to it when it's posted.
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  9. #9


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Hello Brink

    Thanks for the help you have given to me and others, well appreciated. If I had a cigar I'd give it to you!!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    It's all finished and updated.

    Please let me know how it works for you.

    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums
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