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Auto System Restore points not created

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    Auto System Restore points not created


    I have used System Restore in Windows 7 to automatically create restore points, but not so in Windows 8 or 8.1. I configured TASKSCHD.MSC for a restore point to be created at 11 pm weekly, but not dice. I just changed the time to create a SR point daily at 7:15 AM to see if a SR point would be created. In Control Panel, there is not record of the SR point, but Task Scheduler says the 7:15 point was completed successfully. However, I can't find it in Control Panel.
    Any advice on what to do from here?
    Thank you very much.
    Doug57

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  2. #2


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    When creating a restore point, windows checks the last one. If there has been no system change since the last point it doesn't create a new one to save disk space (since the new one would be an exact copy of the last one)

    Check the event viewer (control panel > administrative tools ) to see what it says exactly happened when doing the automatic restore point. If there's an entry with "Skipping creation of restore point as there is a restore point avaliable which is recent enough for System Restore." then what I said above might be the problem.

    That said adding triggers to the automatic system restore might help you. Go to Task Scheduler (run as administrator) > Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > System Restore > SR > Right Click > Properties > Triggers Tab > New > begin the task : on a schedule Daily.. at (whatever time you want).
    Then another New > begin the task : at startup
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    Thank you


    The restore points are created now. The solution was to log in as administrator.
    Thanks for the prompt AND ACCURATE reply...
    Doug
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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