Seeking A Means To Create Automatically Windows System Restore Points.

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  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Seeking A Means To Create Automatically Windows System Restore Points.


    Hello. <-Before answering based on my thread title, please read this post here first.->

    Hope everyone is staying healthy and wish a speedy recovery for those who are not during these unusual times.

    Anyways, I need your instruction this time on a method. I have an idea that I strongly believe has been already answered out there. A matter of fact it has, but I add an element I need that I cannot find online.

    MY CONCERN (1): I would like a way for my Windows 10 64-Bit Pro on my laptop to AUTOMATICALLY create system restore points DAILY (A SPECIFIED TIME PRE-DETERMINED AND CAN BE ADJUSTED BY ME, THE USER)… …HOWEVER, with one caveat I have yet to find on Google; to AUTOMATICALLY STILL create that system restore point IF I HAVE PASSED OR MISSED THE PRE-DETERMINED SPECIFIED TIME when the next time I restart and reboot my Windows system? Meaning: If I had the system restore point set for 7 PM every day, and I started (with no Windows sleep or hibernation active) my laptop at 9 PM that next day, that when I started my laptop it would automatically create that system restore point at 9 PM (since it is now 2 hours later than the set 7 PM automatic daily restore point for that day) since it was missed. If there is a manual programing method or process using some of Windows components to set up or even a third-party software program (free or paid) that performs this very complete functionality in part or whole of the core of the software program, I would appreciate your response.

    My CONCERN (2): What are the steps or method to have ALL these automatically created system restore points along with Windows 10 System Restore files saved not on the very system drive or partition (where it is traditionally by default stored), but another SEPARATE hard drive or partition on the same hard drive? This question may be easier to answer.

    Please reply.

    Thank you!
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,091
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, from the extensive tutorial list- here's a searchable list to bookmark:
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index

    see:
    Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10
    (I have this set up on this laptop- differently done on another)

    Options in creating a scheduled task address this:
    to AUTOMATICALLY STILL create that system restore point IF I HAVE PASSED OR MISSED THE PRE-DETERMINED SPECIFIED TIME
    FYI:
    Automatically Create System Restore Point at Startup in Windows 10
    Add Create Restore Point Context Menu in Windows 10
    Create System Restore Point shortcut in Windows 10

    (2) - no idea, sorry.

    Please note: restoring is unpredictable. Some here have given up on SR: I found it useful recently when it worked.
    One user said restoring reported it had failed to complete successfully, but in practice had fixed the problem.
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  3. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 85
    Win 10 Home x64 - 10.0.18363.900 (19H2 [1909] )
       #3

    montecarlo1987 said:
    Hello. <-Before answering based on my thread title, please read this post here first.->

    Hope everyone is staying healthy and wish a speedy recovery for those who are not during these unusual times.

    Anyways, I need your instruction this time on a method. I have an idea that I strongly believe has been already answered out there. A matter of fact it has, but I add an element I need that I cannot find online.

    MY CONCERN (1): I would like a way for my Windows 10 64-Bit Pro on my laptop to AUTOMATICALLY create system restore points DAILY (A SPECIFIED TIME PRE-DETERMINED AND CAN BE ADJUSTED BY ME, THE USER)… …HOWEVER, with one caveat I have yet to find on Google; to AUTOMATICALLY STILL create that system restore point IF I HAVE PASSED OR MISSED THE PRE-DETERMINED SPECIFIED TIME when the next time I restart and reboot my Windows system? Meaning: If I had the system restore point set for 7 PM every day, and I started (with no Windows sleep or hibernation active) my laptop at 9 PM that next day, that when I started my laptop it would automatically create that system restore point at 9 PM (since it is now 2 hours later than the set 7 PM automatic daily restore point for that day) since it was missed. If there is a manual programing method or process using some of Windows components to set up or even a third-party software program (free or paid) that performs this very complete functionality in part or whole of the core of the software program, I would appreciate your response.

    My CONCERN (2): What are the steps or method to have ALL these automatically created system restore points along with Windows 10 System Restore files saved not on the very system drive or partition (where it is traditionally by default stored), but another SEPARATE hard drive or partition on the same hard drive? This question may be easier to answer.

    Please reply.

    Thank you!




    I think what you should opt for is backup software. It can be scheduled to do what you want.
    Also... System Restore is not always successful, backup software is.
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  4. Posts : 32,891
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #4

    There are multiple threads about the unexpected deletion of restore points.

    Save yourself a lot of unnecessary stress > while experimenting with restore points (whether they are available and whether they work) > make free backup images

    Acronis
    Aoemi
    EaseUS
    Macrium
    Paragon
    etc.

    Macrium Software | Your Image is Everything
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,091
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #5

    System Restore- when it succeeds in restoring- is great- backup (whether particular files and folders or imaging) is of an entirely different nature and significance. It is essential to clearly understand the distinction to avoid major problems.

    Point is, you should not rely solely on system restore for a variety of reasons, not merely its unreliability.

    The nearest to System Restore I know of is Rollback RX (free version abandonware, licensed version available).
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  6. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 584
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 18363.752
       #6

    Yup, agree with the above - Windows restore points - flaky, unreliable, et al.

    Macrium Reflect image. Don't forget to store the image somewhere other than on the image subject drive.

    And to make it even faster, move your personal data files out of the user system folders (Documents, Desktop, etc - although leave the folders there), and just backup the system separately. Of course, backup your data separately too.

    You can set these backup to run auto using Task Scheduler entries.
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 2,994
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #7

    +1 Macrium Reflect
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 25,091
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    Disk imaging shouldn't be recommened as a replacement, equivalent, or substitute for System Restore as it means all personal data on the partitions restored will be replaced with the data as it was when the image was created.

    Any new files created since that image will be lost by when restoring an image.

    A restore point does not do that.

    (And yes, I'm aware of all the issues an limitations of restore points.. fortunately I don't lose my daily ones).
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  9. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 2,994
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #9

    You also have to consider the size of the drive on your laptop.

    But if you haven`t made any changes, then the restore point size is insignificant, in my opinion.
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  10. Posts : 32,891
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #10

    Some less known rules for restore points are included in this Microsoft link:

    Known issue: You cannot restore the system to a restore point after you install a Windows 10 update

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...restore-points
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