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How to make Win8 make restore points automatically

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Yes you could be right; it's probably an oversimplification when I said it was the recommended way, as it wouldn't apply in all cases. For my old XP machine, the software was all kept in C:, but the D: drive contained non-software, and was very often nearly full, so I switched off System Restore for D: to ensure it worked for C:

    Edit: I'm thinking of XP though - not sure how much of this applies to Win 8.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Yes you could be right; it's probably an oversimplification when I said it was the recommended way, as it wouldn't apply in all cases. For my old XP machine, the software was all kept in C:, but the D: drive contained non-software, and was very often nearly full, so I switched off System Restore for D: to ensure it worked for C:

    Edit: I'm thinking of XP though - not sure how much of this applies to Win 8.
    Thanks for the explanation. This is indeed the best way I can think of for how system restore works. I can't come up with a solution to not mess up with the system in the scenario I described.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8 Enterprise


    Some of my posts above might be away from the original question. But I do have one related situation: I have turned off the protection on my D drive. I have made sure my C drive has enough space for restore points. Then I installed a SW on C drive. However, I still have don't see the system restore points created automatically. It's really bad since I can easily ruin my system in this case. Is there some other stuff preventing the restore point to be created?
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  4. #14


    When I set up my LAN I had one new computer with Win 8 OEM, one with Windows 7 and one with Vista Home Home premium. I had read that a LAN works better if all computers are Win 8. So I bought Windows 8 Pro *( It's not the same as Win 8 OEM, it has enhanced Bitblocker encryption and a couple of other features, remote desk top ) and contemplated a dual boot Win 7 AND Win8. A poster said: DON'T DO IT, it's trouble. Win 8 reaches back into Win 7 even in a dual boot. So I forgot about conserving Windows 7 and did a new Windows 8 install with the disc.

    For myself I do not have any need for Windows 7. It's becoming history.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by tetelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    My 8 makes automatic restore points for third-party software installed; it looks like it does it all the time. Third-party updates not included as far as I know.
    But that's not the case on my computer (enterprise version). Did you do some additional configuration to control it? And since I have two disks, one set the protection to "off" (although I normally install SW on the one which has the OS and the protection), does it affect it?
    No additional configuration here. If you don't get any sort of notification, then OS protection probably is not affecting restore-point automatic creation.
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  6. #16


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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by tetelee View Post
    Some of my posts above might be away from the original question. But I do have one related situation: I have turned off the protection on my D drive. I have made sure my C drive has enough space for restore points. Then I installed a SW on C drive. However, I still have don't see the system restore points created automatically. It's really bad since I can easily ruin my system in this case. Is there some other stuff preventing the restore point to be created?
    I am not aware of anything that would interfere with the creation. I have always been vigilant with System restore--making sure that needed restore points are created before, and sometimes soon after, SW installation.
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