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My computer is not creating restore points automatically


kahunals

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#1
I have a similar problem. My computer is not creating restore points automatically (as I set in the Task Scheduler) and is not keeping more than two or three restore points

System restore points are created when a program installation calls for it (but not every program installation). I can also manually create restore points. An automatic restore point is apparently created every week. However, older restore points are not retained (yes, I have plenty of space allocated to system restore and the two restore points kept use only a small fraction of the available space.

I tried using the task scheduler to create a daily restore point, just so I can see what is going one. Task Scheduler tells me that these tasks finished successfully but do not show up in the list of restore points in System Restore or CC Cleaner.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
#2
An example: if I have my Norton Utilities 16 run its defragger, it removes all my SRPs.
I'm wondering if a PC-slimmer, or PC-make-faster, something has default of deleting SRPs as part of its trimming routine. I'm a Windows 7 user, so I'm only guessing: something could be turning off SRP creation.

Addendum: I forgot to add that I no longer use NU16's defragger.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine

gator2013

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St. Augustine

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#3
Personally I would not use anything but the built-in Windows Defrag Tool. I figure the built-in tool would be best to know how to handle the Restore Point data, after all, it's part of the same OS. But that's just my opinion. From my experience, auto creation is kind of hit or miss. On my systems it seems a restore point is created automatically when an update marked as Critical is installed and if I do not create one manually after about a week it seems one will be created automatically. I am fairly aggressive with restore points and generally create one manually at least every other day and even daily depending on if I have been installing or uninstalling anything. I always create a restore point before windows updates. I also find that on both my PC's restore points older than 2 weeks will automatically be deleted. The whole thing is controlled by VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) and the creation and/or deletion of older shadow copies. Beyond me.

In general, restore points are not really the best method of backup even though I have always had good success with the restore operation. My primary backup method is full system imaging to an external HDD using Macrium Reflect. I also make a Custom Refresh Image about once a month
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP 500-075 Desktop + HP 15-f018dx Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 3470 Ivy Bridge 3.2 GHz Quad Core/ LT - i3-4030U 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Foxcon Joshua-H61-uATX
    Memory
    8 GB/ LT - 6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (DX10.1)
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD73E
    Hard Drives
    1T HDD, 16G Sandisk Cache Drive, 2T Seagate 3.0 External
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    CyberPower UPS, Macrium Backup, Revo Pro, Malwarebytes Premium

kahunals

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Don't use a third party defragger

Thanks for your responses. I don't use any third-party defragger, I use CCleaner to remove junk files and occasionally use Slim Cleaner for the same purpose. I'll hold off using them for a while to see if that makes a difference.

I use Acronis Backup on a regular basis--backing up to my network drive--but have always relied on System Restore to get me out of trouble after I do something that messes up my system.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1