Where Have All Restore Points Gone...Long Time Passing

  1. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro version 20H2 (OS Build: 19042-985)

    Where Have All Restore Points Gone...Long Time Passing

    Win 10 Version: 1909 (OS Build 18363.657) with all currently available updates.

    One of the many nagging problems with my venture/upgrade? to Windows 10 includes the following...

    Restore Pioints disappear within a day of their creation. I have duplicated this problem on numersous occasions. This was NEVER a problem on Win 7!

    From my perspective, this is a problem within the Win 10 OS, and not any of my 3rd-party softwares (as some have suggested). I stongly suspect that this is tied to the (broken Win 10)) patch that limits (to ninety days) how long RPs are kept.

    I wonder how many of you out there have experienced the same problem? Ad if so, have you found a work-around or solution? I certainly would be most thankful for anyone's getting back to me with a solution. I am very reluctant to do a full image backup to achieve this function.

    This was a reliable function on Win 7...Gave the user the ability to recover from either a user-brought, or Windows-brought 'blivit' back to a more stable Windows environment.

    Where have all Restore Points gone?... Gone to graveyards everywhere... Oh when will they ever learn?

    Randy Reist
    40-year Programmer/Analyst (Proprietary OS)
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    There are many threads discussing the loss of restore points. Please feel free to search and read, then post back with any specific question.

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    Please note that restoring a SR point in Win 10 is found to be unreliable- it may not complete. Many have come to not rely on it. Your experience may differ.

    Further, SR is normally turned off after each major upgrade. At that point, as they should be, all SR points are deleted.
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    windows 10

    Ms has to delete restore points on major updates as they are out of date and could brick the pc if used
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  4. Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Pro version 20H2 (OS Build: 19042-985)
    Thread Starter


    As a member, I have been through the littany of earlier posts on the topic...and found none to be helpful. All simply report the same problem.

    This is a Windows 10 BUG, and needs to be corrected!

    Maybe the proper solution is to (permanently) return to Win 7- Better the devil you (I) know!

    If Microsoft is putting their collective head in the sand viz. this problem, then they can POUND SAND.

    This was a CRITICAL function that many relied upon to get them out of trouble.

    I WILL NOT accept the use of full image backups as a solution/work-around!

    As a veteran software analyst, I am convinced that this problem should be trapped easily (in the lab) with a bit of diagnostic logic. Why/how are RPs being incorrectly deleted prematurely?

    'nuff said for now...

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    I can live with their removal for major updates. I, however, cannot live with RPs disappearing in LESS THAN A DAY1 !! I contend that there is something significantly afoul in Denmark!

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  5. Posts : 42,977
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Great to know you've tried reading thru that.. sorry, I wan't suggesting there was a nugget there, just that it's common experience.

    Feel free to generate feeback to MS via the Feedback Hub app.

    You can set up system restore points to be created on a schedule.

    The nearest equivalent I know of is Rollback RX (free version is good enough) but it operates differently, and I'm unsure if it is compatible with upgrading Win 10. (I tried it briefly a long time back). And no, it's not imaging... but disk imaging is an extremely good way of protecting your system- just different, as you know.

    Related: just FYI Regback- backup copies of the registry- were automatically created until the end of build 1709 when I found that no longer happened. MS disabled it. It can be re-enabled.
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