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Solved Auto System Restore points not created


Doug57

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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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  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell

oneeyed

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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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System One

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    Windows 8.1 (x64)
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Doug57

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Thank you

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

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System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell