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Restore Point Automatic Creation - Disable in Windows


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Restore Point Automatic Creation - Disable in Windows
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable System Restore from automatically creating restore points without turning off System Protection in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.
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How to Enable or Disable Automatic System Restore Point Creation in Windows
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This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable System Restore from automatically creating restore points without turning off System Protection in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.
How to Enable or Disable Automatic System Restore Point Creation in Windows


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Restore points are created to allow users a choice of previous system states. Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points are created before key changes are made to the system.

While you can manually create and name a restore point at any time for a drive that you have System Protection turned on for, the following describes the triggers that cause System Restore to automatically create a restore point for the Windows drive.

Event-triggered restore points

System Restore automatically creates a restore point before the following events:

  • Desktop app installation (provided the application utilizes an installer that is System Restore compliant). If the application install causes system problems, the user can restore the system to a state before the installation of the application.
  • System Restore creates a restore point before the installation of critical Windows updates begin.
  • System restore. For example, if you accidentally choose the wrong restore point, your can undo the system restore operation by choosing a restore point before the system restore took place. The user can then choose the correct restore point.

Scheduled restore points

System Restore creates restore points at regular intervals using the SR task in Task Scheduler.

  • System Restore in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days.
  • System Restore Windows Vista creates a checkpoint every 24 hours if no other restore points were created that day.
  • System Restore in Windows XP creates a checkpoint every 24 hours of absolute time.


System Restore will automatically delete the oldest restore points to make room for new ones when your set maximum disk space usage runs out, while still enabling the user to recover from any recent destructive changes.

  • By default in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on computers with hard drives over 64 GB, System Restore can take up to 5 percent of the disk or a maximum of 10 GB of the disk space, whichever is less. On computers with hard drives of 64 GB or less, System Restore can take at most 3 percent of the disk space.
  • By default in Windows Vista, System Restore can take up to 15 percent of the size of the volume or a maximum of 30 percent of the free disk space, whichever is less.
  • By default in Windows XP, System Restore takes a maximum of 12 percent of the disk space in systems with hard drives over 4 gigabytes (GB), and a maximum of 400 megabytes (MB) for hard drives under 4 GB.

Source: Restore Points (Windows)


Disabling automatic restore points can be helpful if you are limited by how much maximum disk space usage you are able to set for restore points. You will still be able to manually create a restore point anytime you like.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable System Restore from automatically creating restore points without turning off System Protection in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps below.

Note   Note
System Restore is not available for Windows RT 8.1.




Here's How:

1. Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog, type taskschd.msc, and click/tap on OK.

2. In the left pane of Task Scheduler, click/tap on to expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows, and SystemRestore. (see screenshots below)

3. In the middle pane of SystemRestore, either right click on or select the SR task, and do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshots below)

4. To Enable Automatic System Restore Point Creation
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) If you have not already, you will need to turn on System Protection for your Windows C: drive.​
B) Click/tap on Enable, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)​
SystemRestore_Task-2.jpg

5. To Disable Automatic System Restore Point Creation
A) Click/tap on Disable, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)​
SystemRestore_Task-1.jpg

6. When finished, you can close Task Scheduler if you like.



That's it,
Shawn


 
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For some reason my system has not made a restore point i checked it is on and working but no restore points have been made, i looked at volume shadow copy service and it set to manual should t hat be set to automatic?. could that be why my stuff has not done a restore point, this is a fresh install of windows, i did it last month i don't understand why it has not made one yet?. i just made one manual myself that worked.
 

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Hello Tony,

The setting for the service is fine, but it wouldn't hurt to change it to Automatic just to rule it out.

By default, System Restore in Windows 8 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days. Does this apply in your case?

You might also check to see how much space you have set for restore points. If it's set to low, it may cause issues.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...nge-maximum-disk-space-usage-windows-8-a.html
 
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HI brink yes there was none in there i had to make one, when i went into configure for system restore it only shows 1% used as there is only one restore point in there, should i move that slider up? if so how much is the default allocation size for it?
 

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it says in your link 10% for windows 7 but this is windows 8.1 is it the same here is a picture of my settings .

System restor.png
 

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Thats the size it went to when i created a restore point it was at 0% but when i manually created one it went to that i wonder if it was initially set at zero is why it did not make any.
 

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The key is what the "max usage" was set to. If it was zero, then that would be why. "Current usage" is just that, how much of the max usage is currently being used.
 

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The key is what the "max usage" was set to. If it was zero, then that would be why. "Current usage" is just that, how much of the max usage is currently being used.
so should i just move the slider up a little ?
 

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9.31 GB should be plenty unless you need to keep a lot of restore points on hand.
 

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ok i will leave it as is :)
 

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