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Win7 seems to be deleting Win8 restore points

  1. #1


    France
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    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Win7 seems to be deleting Win8 restore points


    Running Win8 x64 Enterprise RTM, dual boot with Win7 Ultimate.

    Win7 seems to be deleting Win8 restore points. Restore points created in Win8 are deleted after a boot into Win7 and then back into Win8.

    Win7 System Restore has both drives (C=Win7, H=Win8) set for restore.

    All restore points in Win7 are not affected.

    Any help gratefully appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I'd turn if OFF in Windows 7 for the H=Win8 drive.
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  3. #3


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'd turn if OFF in Windows 7 for the H=Win8 drive.
    That doesn't seem to help. I have tried it both ways and I see the same problem. I noticed this in RP and its the same in RTM.

    Jim
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Might be worth seeing if the old XP thing will work here: System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete - Vista Forums

    Not sure what changes they have made in win8 vss
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  5. #5


    It has been a problem through successive OS releases, for some years. I believe I remember, there was a fix for XP through Vista, but it meant editing the reg, which probably would not be similar in Windows 8.
    You can read a little about it here, but the article is not too helpful regarding a fix.
    No restore points are available when you use Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008-based operating systems in a dual-boot configuration together with an earlier Windows operating system
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  6. #6


    France
    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'd turn if OFF in Windows 7 for the H=Win8 drive.
    As Jim says, that does not work, unfortunately.

    As regards editing the registry, I think I will wait until someone else has tried that!!!!!!

    I remember the problem from XP to Vista/Win7, and used the solution then.
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  7. #7


    France
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Any updates on this please!
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