Never any System Restore Points

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    Never any System Restore Points

    Whenever I check there are NEVER any system restore points. I seem to have had this for years and years over many variants of windows. From what I read Windows should regularly save some. Of course when I desperately need one when I have a problem there is rarely one there. How can I ensure there are 1/2 mad per week?
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    If you are using a cleaning software like CCleaner, it might be removing system restore points.

    To enable System Restore, run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
    reg delete "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore" /v "DisableSR" /f
    reg delete "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore" /v "DisableConfig" /f
    reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP\Clients" /v " {09F7EDC5-294E-4180-AF6A-FB0E6A0E9513}" /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "1" /f
    schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\SystemRestore\SR" /Enable
    vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=5GB
    sc config wbengine start= demand
    sc config swprv start= demand
    sc config vds start= demand
    sc config VSS start= demand
    Try to install some software and then check, if any SRP was created.
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    Yes it makes one then .
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    And you can always make a restore point yourself.
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    System restore points are flakey at best. I have given up and now use Macrium Reflect Home System Image incremental backups to basically do the same function (reliably). With its rapid delta restore, it blitzes on conventional restore points.

    You can do the same with Macrium Reflect Free using differential backups, but restoring does a slower full rather than a fast delta restore.
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    Hi, first you need to remember to turn System Restore on and configure it after each and every upgrade (yes, I know...).

    You can set up a schedule to create restore points. E.g.
    Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials

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    I have a scheduled task configured like this:
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    Here's the bat file content:

    cmd.exe /k "wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "My Shortcut Restore Point", 100, 7"

    As mentioned above, if it works, a restore point can be convenient. But you might find
    a. you haven't got one
    b. when you need it, restoring it fails.

    Therefore please also use disk imaging routinely, e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + external storage for image sets. A much more complete and reliable but different approach. You can image the set of partitions for Windows, and any other disk or partition.
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    Running through that I find why I have never done this in the past - it requires a password. I hope I haven't now created half a task and a problem!
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    Password? er- where- when?
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  9.    #9

    Well you get to a certain point where it says you can't do this unless you use a password to log in.
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  10.    #10

    Can you set up a scheduled task?
    Can you configure system restore?
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