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How to stop auto restore points

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    How to stop auto restore points


    Hi, I am primarily a "slightly competent" linux user, I dislike UEFI, Win 8 and M$ (in that order, most of the time).

    Ok, that's me .

    New laptop, Windows 8 64bit pre-installed.

    Is there any way to stop Win 8 automatically creating restore points, but still allow manual creation of points?
    Or at least "protect" important restore points.

    I recently decided to restore a manual point to find Win 8 has deleted all of my points and replaced with "others". I realize I could increase the storage area, but I don't want that, as I'm always short of disc space.

    Thanks
    Last edited by drudge; 22 Oct 2013 at 06:34.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Drudge, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    To disable automatic creation of restore points:

    How to Enable or Disable Automatic System Restore Point Creation in Windows


    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Oct 2013 at 23:49. Reason: added tutorial link instead
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    Windows 8


    Amazing, thanks very much Shawn
    Drudge.

    Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Oct 2013 at 23:49. Reason: removed old quote
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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    windows 8


    I use a freeware pgm called restore point creator and Im very happy with it cuz I can set just as I want,I was use an older version and just updated to the new ver and still work great.Maybe you can take a look an so to see if you may like.

    Miklo
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  6. #6


    I see the op has solved his problem, with Brink's help. I have always used the control panel - System - Advanced System settings - System protection, option. Still seems to work in Windows 8.1
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by MIKLO View Post
    I use a freeware pgm called restore point creator and Im very happy with it cuz I can set just as I want,I was use an older version and just updated to the new ver and still work great.Maybe you can take a look an so to see if you may like.

    Miklo
    Hey Miklo,

    I see no need to install a 3rd party program to do the same thing that the included System Restore feature in Windows 8/8.1 already does.

    If one likes, they could use these shortcuts to make creating restore points at will using the System Restore feature in Windows.

    Restore Point - Add "Create Restore Point" to Context Menu in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums

    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    windows 8

    Restore Points


    Yes I have used a shortcut script to make a restore point except then I forget to use it I use the third party restore point creator cuz the system restore point in my win 8 X64 sux, really bad and doesn't do what I want it to do. Maybe I like to tweak my computer different than most ppl but I have been able to find many third party add on that allow my machine to work as I want and Im sure mine is set up very different than most others, but it works 4me and that's what I go by. I really like this site and have found fixes for a lot of things that just annoy me. For example I eventually found a way to change the generic recycle bins to my choice, but it wasn't easy, i suppose I enjoy tinkering with stuff and I been trying to change things to "MY WAY" since DOS days.....
    MIKLO
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    No problem. It's always best to tweak it the way you like.
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