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System Restore Points not being created (no dual boot)

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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    System Restore Points not being created (no dual boot)


    I am not being lazy, I have sifted through pages and pages of posts about this problem and have yet to find anything that does not either involve dual boot or some complex solution.

    I am running a cleanly installed standalone Windows 8 Pro X64 system which is not creating system restore points for updates, installations, and Revo Uninstaller uninstalls (despite the requisite setting being on in Revo).
    I have being doing quite a bit of installation and updating over the past week or so but apart from one manually created restore point the only other was for an installation of Power DVD yesterday.

    It seems MS is sitting on its hands on this one.

    Is there a simple answer to this problem?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    restore on ?


    Have you checked the configuration of System Restore ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Have you checked the configuration of System Restore ?
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    Indeed I have.
    Have set it on for the drives I wish it to handle and allocated 15%.
    Since I can create restore points manually and since one has been created automatically I would doubt that the configuration is the problem.
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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Have you checked that the manually created restore point is still there? This is an interesting issue, as it seems that Windows 8 has been designed not to do system restore, but rely on refresh, which is an entirely different thing. If system restore on a single boot system doesn't work, then I'm definitely not going to go fully to Windows 8. System restore has saved my hide so many times that it's one of the most useful features of Windows 7.
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    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Yes the one I created is still there as is the only automatic one.
    I suspect there is something wrong with the triggering. Looks like it's set at one per week.

    Luckily I have Acronis True Image so my hide is probably safe for now.
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