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  1.    05 Feb 2015 #1
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    W10 Pro/W7 Pro 64-bit

    Disappearing restore points


    I created a restore point and at some time later, it disappears. After today's update for a security update for flash player, it's gone to be replaced by one for the update which is normal. I've been noticing this for a while.

    Later that restore point disappeared also. I think that happened after I created an ISO from the ESD file using the well known converter.
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  2.    05 Feb 2015 #2
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    Microsoft Windows 7/10

    Have you set enough space to retain previous restore points? Once you go over the amount set things will erase themselves

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  3.    05 Feb 2015 #3
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    My W7 and W10 are the same size drives with both set the same. W7 retains numerous restore points.
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  4.    05 Feb 2015 #4
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    Hmm, not sure I've read about any bugs on this, but I haven't played with 10 for the past week, so I haven't created many restore points in that time. Do you run any other programs that have restore point capability? Perhaps the service is not active? Also if you dual boot I believe restore points can be deleted
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  5.    05 Feb 2015 #5
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    At first I found it disabled which I found odd. Yeah, I dual but I know for a fact that it doesn't delete restore points on the W7 because I just used it less than a week ago.
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  6.    05 Feb 2015 #6
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    Are Volume Shadow Copy & Task Scheduler & Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider Services all enabled?

    Did you run System file checker or Disk Check? Anything in the eventlogs in eventvwr.msc?

    I thought I read before about resetting the repository when dealing with restore point issues, but I can't say I've even done that myself, so I won't suggest it, other than looking for information about it.
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  7.    06 Feb 2015 #7
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    All three services are enabled. Anything in events?? Events in W10 are a jumbled mess of repetitious events unlike W7.

    The restore point created yesterday is gone today but there was a system generated CHKDSK of my W10 when I booted into W7. This was caused by me trying to pull the ESD image file from a backup image on my Paragon HDM15S.

    I wasn't paying attention to this before but getting back to the disk space set for restore points. It's set at 10%/750GB which is roughly 68GB. Like I mention, no restore points found today yet it shows 66GB as being used so something is wrong.
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  8.    06 Feb 2015 #8
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    My bad 66GB must be the usable part of the 68.8GB because when I created a restore point that value dropped by almost 1.5GB.
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  9.    11 Feb 2015 #9
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    Before Windows installs an update, it creates a restore point although W10 doesn't show that it's doing so in W7, it does. This restore point should still be there from yesterday which it "did" create, yet it's not. I'm on a duel boot with W7 on separate physical drives which may have something to do with it. A certain sequence of events is causing this.

    Much good a restore point is if it isn't there when you need it!
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  10.    15 Mar 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by wptski View Post
    Before Windows installs an update, it creates a restore point although W10 doesn't show that it's doing so in W7, it does. This restore point should still be there from yesterday which it "did" create, yet it's not. I'm on a duel boot with W7 on separate physical drives which may have something to do with it. A certain sequence of events is causing this.

    Much good a restore point is if it isn't there when you need it!
    The whole thing is that the wizards at Microsoft who gave us Windows 10 are very quiet about the whole sorry episode.
    Perhaps they can only cause this problem but cannot put things right!
    Perhaps they don't make programmers like they used to!
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