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  1.    28 Nov 2015 #1
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    Task Scheduler fails to schedule Restore Point Creation


    I have set up the following in Task Scheduler:-
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    However it does not work!

    Any ideas anyone?

    PS: How can I enable history?
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  2.    29 Nov 2015 #2
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    Hi, presumably you have ensured that system restore is enabled (it's disabled by default in Win 10). Forgive the obvious question..

    From Shawn's tutorial on this in eightforums I noted:


    • 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.



    Maybe that applies in '10.

    I remember there's a task that looks as if it should do this, and I went through exactly what you've done, then found it doesn't. whether this is it, I can't recall.

    The definitive solution which I've used for a long time is to install a small utility by Shawn and set up my own task.
    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I've noted that MS seems to now not create restore points before updates.. and seen that comment elsewhere..
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  3.    29 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, presumably you have ensured that system restore is enabled (it's disabled by default in Win 10). Forgive the obvious question..

    From Shawn's tutorial on this in eightforums I noted:


    • 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.



    Maybe that applies in '10.

    I remember there's a task that looks as if it should do this, and I went through exactly what you've done, then found it doesn't. whether this is it, I can't recall.

    The definitive solution which I've used for a long time is to install a small utility by Shawn and set up my own task.
    System Restore Point Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I've noted that MS seems to now not create restore points before updates.. and seen that comment elsewhere..
    Thanks Dalchina.

    I've tried Shawn's utility. It doesn't seem to work on Windows 10.
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  4.    29 Nov 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    Thanks Dalchina.

    I've tried Shawn's utility. It doesn't seem to work on Windows 10.
    Strange- it works for me.. can you confirm you have system restore enabled?
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  5.    29 Nov 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Strange- it works for me.. can you confirm you have system restore enabled?
    Yes it is enabled.
    I have just checked the content of one of the script files and it looks like it does not contain support for Windows 10:-
    If instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows 8") Then
    GetOS = "Windows 8"
    elseIf instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows 7") Then
    GetOS = "Windows 7"
    elseIf instr(objOS.Caption, "Vista") Then
    GetOS = "Windows Vista"
    elseIf instr(objOS.Caption, "Windows XP") Then
    GetOS = "Windows XP"
    End If

    Did you modify the files from the Windows 7 forum, or is there a newer version?
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  6.    29 Nov 2015 #6
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    PS:

    I've found the Windows 10 version.
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  7.    29 Nov 2015 #7
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    Task Scheduler fails to schedule Restore Point Creation


    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    PS:

    I've found the Windows 10 version.
    Care to share link? THNX!!!

    Cheers
    Last edited by M4v3r1ck; 29 Nov 2015 at 15:32. Reason: typo
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  8.    29 Nov 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    PS:

    I've found the Windows 10 version.
    Excellent.. I was struggling to find it again...
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  9.    29 Nov 2015 #9
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  10.    29 Nov 2015 #10
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    Great find! Thanks a lot for sharing your link.

    Cheers
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