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Losing Restore Point in System Protection

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    Losing Restore Point in System Protection


    I am using a Dell desktop with Win 7. I partitioned the drive and installed Win 8 upgraded to 8.1 as well. Everything on the Win 7 part works fine but on Win 8 part it allows me to create a restore point but if I change to Win 7 then back to Win 8 the restore point has gone and the max setting is back to zero. I tried all the things suggested in a previous thread by Brink but to no avail

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    This workled in another thread recently.

    Boot Win 7.
    Open Disk Management and remove the letter assigned to the Win 8 disk.
    Boot Win 8 and do the same for Win 7.

    That way neither OS should be able to affect the other.
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    Thanks for the swift reply which I tried but it did not solve the problem. The restore point will stay if I just boot Win 8 but as soon as I boot Win 7 it gets deleted
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    Thanks again, although it was well beyond my comprehension I tried it but alas it didn't work. The reason I want to keep my Win 7 (which works okay) are old programs which won't work on Win 8 so I thought when Win 10 comes out shortly I would replace Win 8, that is why I wanted to get working correctly in case the fault carried on to Win 10.
    Thanks
    Alan
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    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version
    Do these images look right to you Notably the drive letters. These are the letters that were assigned when I portioned my drive
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    From Windows 8.1, post a screen capture of a full screen Disk Management window with all fields expanded so all the text can be read.

    To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen. Expand the fields as necessary so everything can be seen.

    Boot to Windows 7 and repeat please.

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    When booted from Win 7, the Win 8 drive has Z: assigned to it. Remove Z: so there is no drive letter assigned.
    When booted from Win 8, the Win 8 drive has D: assigned to it. Remove D: so there is no drive letter assigned.

    From Win 8 you right click on Z:, select Change drive letter and path then select Remove.
    Ditto for D: from Win 8.

    What that does is remove the ability of one OS to do anything to the other OS drive/partition. That should fix the restore points being deleted.
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    Windows 7 and Windows 8.1


    I tried that after your first post but it didn't work, I had put the drive letters back as they were originally before I did the screenshots but to be sure I tried it again but it was still the same. I think I'll leave it for now and see what Win 10 brings so thanks again for all your help
    Alan
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