Windows 10: Why is System Restore not automatically activated as default?

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       22 May 2018 #21

    meridius said: View Post
    I saw that post before and it didn't really help.

    I have just installed Aomei Backupper Standard and have done a system backup and will see how that turns out.

    At least I have a test pc to do this in and test different products as this is something I had been lacking for some time.
    Did you run the chkdsk c: /r ?
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  2.    23 May 2018 #22

    I image Macrum Backups every few days. I mess up my computer quite frequent and Macrum saved me every time unlike System Restore which decides to fail at the worst time.
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  3.    23 May 2018 #23

    Sorry I am not getting the notifications...

    I just reinstalled my test pc but this time with only Windows 10 and not dual boot.

    I will test Macrium again soon and get back to this post...
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    Windows 10 64bit Professional
       24 May 2018 #24

    dalchina said: View Post
    We continually recommend Macrium Reflect (free) for disk imaging.
    How does it compare with AOMEI Backupper?
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  5.    24 May 2018 #25

    It's more reliable, better supported, documentation is in better English as are error messages.

    It works in a couple of contexts AB doesn't when I tried it, then agreed by AB support.

    AB's GUI is much simpler.

    Macrium's commercial offering does something AB doesn't, I believe.

    MR manages images better with more options.

    Both have free and commercial versions.

    You can get good responses from AB support but Macrium's forum is only available to commercial users.
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  6.    24 May 2018 #26

    Yesterday I enabled system protection to enable restore points in Windows 10. I then created a principal restore point after the whole process of installing Windows 10 and new applications and after a full IS scan, defrag, chkdsk etc. So I know it is good. I also created a Backup, System Image and System Repair Disk. I put the Backup and System Image on the Data partition and on an external disk.

    Time will tell whether this will work in the event of an emergency... I think if you move the backup and system image folders from its original saved place on another drive Windows isn't too happy about it. I am not too sure how to find the path in the recovery module as it only gives me network options...

    I installed Macrium Reflect Free again on a spare pc with a wiped HDD and Windows 10 installed (single boot) today. It has worked well in tests this afternoon to create an image. I restored from their rescue media and it also worked well.

    I will do some more testing over the next few days to see what it is really like but perhaps the last test results with the old dual boot Windows 10 & 7 setup were marred by a corrupt MFT as I had to completely wipe the HDD externally as I could not even access the BIOS and had ended up with a black screen with a still underscore on the top left.
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    Windows 10 64bit Professional
       24 May 2018 #27

    dalchina said: View Post
    It's more reliable, better supported
    Do you mean Macrium Reflect is more reliable? Can you explain?
    And I don't care about better English as I can still understand as long as the backup is reliable.
    I don't care about the commercial version either and I agree the interface of Backupper is very simple.
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  8.    25 May 2018 #28

    17677 Insider build, System Restore is disable by default again. sometimes they disable it and sometimes enabled, who want it, better check after every build.
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    Windows 10 64bit Professional
       25 May 2018 #29

    CountMike said: View Post
    17677 Insider build, System Restore is disable by default again. sometimes they disable it and sometimes enabled, who want it, better check after every build.
    How many years have Microsoft been in the business?
    I'm not a computer engineer but I understand that soon after the first install a pop up windows should open with all most important settings so the user can choose what is best suitable.
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  10.    25 May 2018 #30

    looked said: View Post
    How many years have Microsoft been in the business?
    I'm not a computer engineer but I understand that soon after the first install a pop up windows should open with all most important settings so the user can choose what is best suitable.
    Clean install does show some options but insider build update doesn't. If they listed every option it would take hours to go thru and set everything manually. It would be slightly better to group the options into groups like Personilasation, Feedback and privacy, etc.
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