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Can't remove System Restore Points

  1. #31


    I'd not heard of that command before, so was curious: Wbadmin delete catalog

    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Got it! Sometimes the easiest solutions are the toughest to find!

    Open an elevated command prompt and insert the following message: "wbadmin delete catalog" (without quotes) and all your restore points will be gone. Recreate a new one as necessary.

    my2cents

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #32


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Here's a higher level:

    Open Run.


    1) Type secpol.msc in and click ok

    Attachment 29051
    .

    2) Double click on Local Policies then double click on Security Options.

    3) Scroll to the bottom to this entry -

    User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin approval mode.

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    4) Set it to disabled then press OK.

    5) Reboot.

    NOTE--

    Disabling UAC using this method will break all Metro Store apps until enabled again, and the computer restarted.
    According to Brink.
    He's usually right.
    Yep.They become unusable:

    Attachment 29054

    I don't use them anyway, so it doesn't bother me.




    Thank you David bailey. This is very interesting but I don't think I will try it out just now...I have just got my machine perfect and I don't want to risk messing it up. My original problem is solved anyway thanks to yourself and others.

    Once again, Many thanks for all your help.

    Regards

    Jan
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #33


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


    [QUOTE=jan18;288021]
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post

    Thank you David bailey. This is very interesting but I don't think I will try it out just now...I have just got my machine perfect and I don't want to risk messing it up. My original problem is solved anyway thanks to yourself and others.

    Once again, Many thanks for all your help.

    Regards

    Jan
    On further testing I found it messes up the command prompt.

    I changed things back to normal.

    Glad you got your problem fixed.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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