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  1. #11


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I have mine set to Manual. I don't have any problem using Macrium or making Restore Points.

    Edit: There may be a slight delay while the service starts. But I haven't noticed it. Nothing wrong with Automatic though.

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  2. #12


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I found that Macrium does not keep restore points as it is set up but that one can alter it to do so. I plan to keep it as it is so I can count on the image. I am not skilled enough to modify an essential program like this.
    I do know the VSS is involved with both Macrium and system restore. I have my VSS set to "running" and automatic" and hope that is correct.

    Here it is:

    How to use MRRestorePoints to include restore points in images (VSS)
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  3. #13


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I think mine was set to manual also but I changed it after reading an article. I am a bit confused which to select as my imaging program depends upon it.

    So to be sure yours is 'start' and 'manual', correct not 'automatic' and 'running'?
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64



    So to be sure yours is 'start' and 'manual', correct not 'automatic' and 'running'?
    That's right.
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  5. #15


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Seeing there is nothing wrong with automatic I have that selected along with start.
    You are using Win 8.1 correct?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Seeing there is nothing wrong with automatic I have that selected along with start.
    You are using Win 8.1 correct?
    No. As shown in my System Specs it's plain old Windows 8. If you are going to put it Automatic you may as well start it. After next boot it will be Running anyway.
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  7. #17


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    You could also create some CustomRefreshImages using the recimg utility and keep them on an external HDD. Move any one back to your primary HDD and set which one you want with recimg /setcurrent.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image

    If you have a lot of restore points it could easily double the size of your image when you backup with macrium and include all restore points, You are probably already aware of this but you can also limit the total size of your restore point storage with config restore point.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Feb 2014 at 15:04. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    If you have a lot of restore points it could easily double the size of your image
    Not really. An image is between 500MB and 1GB. Even if you have, let's say 10 images e.g. 7GBs, that is only a third or a quater of a typical system installation (assuming the user data is not on the C partition).

    If the user data is on the C partition, it may only be a small fraction.

    The custom recovery image is a fancy restore point too.
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  9. #19


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I have a friend across he pond who is a mod and his 8.1 is set for manual and stopped. He said Macrium would kick in when you run it. I wonder though about the restore points if stopped.
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  10. #20


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Should VSS for win 8.1 be set at manual and stopped?
    That is what a mod told me but I worry about the restore points not being created. As for Macrium, he said the VSS would start once Macrium runs.
    I am unsure.
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