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  1. #21


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    VSS should be set to manual. The service will be automatically invoked whenever it's needed.

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  2. #22


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Thank you so much for that. I have one half =manual.

    Regarding restore points and Macrium, besides manual, should it be 'stopped' and it will kick in when needed or 'start'?
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Thank you so much for that. I have one half =manual.

    Regarding restore points and Macrium, besides manual, should it be 'stopped' and it will kick in when needed or 'start'?


    VSS should be set to manual. The service will be automatically invoked whenever it's needed.
    If you stop Volume Shadow Copy while it's doing work you will most likely corrupt the backup copies.
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  4. #24


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    Windows 8.0 x64


    The upshot is, you may set it to automatic, automatic delayed start, or manual. I doesn't matter as long as you don't stop it while busy.
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  5. #25


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    No I meant should it be set to stop now and when restore points run and Macrium runs, it will start?
    Or are you saying to click start now?

    The best way to put it is to ask, "What is the default setting for Win 8.1 for the VSS, 'stop' and 'manual' or 'start' and 'automatic' or ?
    Last edited by Peter2; 04 Feb 2014 at 18:26.
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  6. #26


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


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    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.
    Oops!

    You are correct. I was thinking Refresh Images. Restore Points are relatively small in size.
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  7. #27


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    So what is the default in Win 8.1 for VSS under services.msc, 'stopped' and 'manual' or automatic and start....?
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  8. #28


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Peter,

    Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) is enabled and set to manual by default. It's not set to running though.
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  9. #29


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    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.
    This is the default in Services.

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  10. #30


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64
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