Windows 10: Restore points

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    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
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       27 Apr 2016 #11

    whs said: View Post
    That is true if the restore point works. Half of the time they don't.
    Interesting. I've done only 4 or 5 restores, but I've never had a problem. When happens when they fail? Do they just not restore anything, or do they mess something up?
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  2.    27 Apr 2016 #12

    It is not that they fail. They just disappear. There are a variety of circumstances under whish that can happen. I don't have a complete list though.
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  3. Posts : 480
    Win10 x64 Pro -2 desktops, 1 laptop
    Thread Starter
       27 Apr 2016 #13

    Hmm. Now that you mention it, 2 of my restore points have disappeared since I started this thread (and a manually initiated one has been added). It does seem to have anything to do with size - I'm nowhere near the configured space. Is there a maximum count of restore points specified somewhere?
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  4.    28 Apr 2016 #14

    Sometimes attempting to use a restore point fails. This may happen because of some conflicting program or perhaps a permissions issue preventing the replacement of some file.

    Sometimes (instance reported recently) using a restore point can render a system unbootable. (I would guess there's some underlying corruption leading to that sort of failure)
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  5.    28 Apr 2016 #15

    Third party AVs can stop System restore to finish restoration and even it's creation as Avast did to me few month back when I was using it.
    AS for restore points disappearing, some updates can delete them as usually happens with insider version which turns it of completely. Anyway, I don't rely on them too much as they are of limited use, Full system backup does much more.
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  6.    28 Apr 2016 #16

    The number of restore points you can keep is determined by the size of the shadowstorage. Figure each restore point needs appr. 1GB.
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