1.    03 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    win 10 pro

    restore point disappears


    this problem is continuing from win xp pro, I was hoping after the upgrade to win 10 it would be fixed
    After creating a restore point, I get a success message, and the newly created restore point
    shows up for something like 5-10 minutes, then its gone
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  2.    03 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by bbxrider View Post
    this problem is continuing from win xp pro, I was hoping after the upgrade to win 10 it would be fixed
    After creating a restore point, I get a success message, and the newly created restore point
    shows up for something like 5-10 minutes, then its gone
    Is Win10 a clean install? If the problem existed on WinXP it may be a hardware issue. Your System Specs don't mention the size of the HDD so a question could be asked about how much free space is available on it. Any setting in WinXP about how much space was allocated to System Restore would have been lost in a clean install of Win10.
    Windows 10 Specifications - Microsoft
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  3.    03 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 17
    win 10 pro
    Thread Starter

    t here's 2.5gb reserved for system restore, the current usage is 6.84 mb,
    being a programmer I'm not understanding how a hardware issue could cause a seeming valid
    restore point to disappear. if there is some disk or memory problem, etc I would think it would prevent the point
    from even being created in the first place.
    I'm thinking to perhaps do a system 'repair' if thats possible with win 10. Its the option that would come up
    for win xp when initiating an install and there is an existing installation. that was a decent option if some system
    files were corrupt and not having to do a new install and lose all the apps, etc that had been installed.
    not sure how to go about a repair for win 10 since I don't any install disk.
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  4.    05 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,129
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, could be helpful if you provide a screenshot like this (GUI)
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    Please feel free to find relevant threads by searching for 'restore points lost' 'restore points disappear'e.g. in the search box above.
    E.g.
    Solved Recovery points are killed - Windows 10 Forums
    Dual boot with Windows 7 deletes Windows 10 restore points - Windows 10 Forums
    Eternal Mystery - Windows 10 Forums
    Disappearing restore points - Windows 10 Forums

    There are several repair options for Win 10, and install media are freely downloadable.
    Please feel free to see the Tutorials (link above).

    Each upgrade build (like November last year, and coming Redmond upgrades) you need to update the install medium to match your installed major build for an in-place upgrade repair install (very useful).

    Reset Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)

    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Recommendation:
    Before you perform this major repair procedure, do create a disk image.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper (free) + their boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
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