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  1. #11


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    I was trialling a few programs (NOT 'apps', that sounds so childish) the other night, and banged through six or eight system restores in a couple of hours.
    They all worked.
    One suggestion I can make, though, is that System Restore doesn't always play nicely with 3rd-party AV programs. If running one, it pays to disable (in some cases uninstallation is necessary) your AV before trying System Restore.
    It did this in Win 7 as well.
    Wenda.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    That would mean getting rid of MSE.

    But the problem is, even if I do a manual system restore point, it disappears next time I open Windows 8.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    I was trialling a few programs (NOT 'apps', that sounds so childish) the other night, and banged through six or eight system restores in a couple of hours.
    They all worked.
    One suggestion I can make, though, is that System Restore doesn't always play nicely with 3rd-party AV programs. If running one, it pays to disable (in some cases uninstallation is necessary) your AV before trying System Restore.
    It did this in Win 7 as well.
    Wenda.
    Thank you, Wenda. I think this is the OP's problem, for he or she still has the restore points. They're not being erased. I think it to be the AV not allowing the restore to execute correctly. Disabling the AV is suggested in the link in my edit above. Hopefully this will work for the OP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    That would mean getting rid of MSE.

    But the problem is, even if I do a manual system restore point, it disappears next time I open Windows 8.
    Ok. There's a problem with dual booting with 7 that some are having. Murphy's law as I see it. "If anything can go wrong, it will". I don't have this problem as I can see. Could be a particular scenario. I can see that MS is aware of the problem. I'm quite sure they'll put a team on it to solve it with an update.

    If true what the MS tech stated, I don't agree that they don't support dual boot as the member reported in the other thread you linked. After all, they write the software to do so. I just don't get that whatsoever.

    "Getting rid of MSE". Do you think that MSE in 7 is deleting the restore points in 8?

    I will post some questions in the other thread.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    "Getting rid of MSE". Do you think that MSE in 7 is deleting the restore points in 8?

    I will post some questions in the other thread.
    I use MSE only with Windows 7 and have no issues. I don't think it has anything to do with the AV. Setting a manual restore point works, it's there when I check it and then on startup, it's gone.
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