Windows 10: System Restore

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  1.    04 May 2016 #1

    System Restore


    Since the last update last week, there have been changes to my computer. Most of them I or you kind people have set straight. But now I notice that my system restore has been turned off . Nothing happens when I try to turn it back on. Is it because the new update reboots my computer in a different way ? The tutorial I watched is not relevant anymore. I rely on system restore when I want to remove unwanted changes to my system. Any help?
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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       04 May 2016 #2

    The first thing to do is start making image backups to an external hard drive on a regular basis using a program like Macrium Reflect free or Pro. Don't rely on System Restore as your only safety net.

    See if either of the suggestions in this thread help: Solved Can't enable System Restore - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    04 May 2016 #3

    Nothing happens when I try to turn it back on
    You may need to reconfigure the drive %. Have you clicked on a drive to select it and then clicked on configure?
    I'm not sure what update you got last week but any major updates as in versions will sometimes shut off System Restore or it may just need to be reconfigured.
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  4. davidhk's Avatar
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       04 May 2016 #4

    Jersey Devil said: View Post
    Since the last update last week, there have been changes to my computer. Most of them I or you kind people have set straight. But now I notice that my system restore has been turned off . Nothing happens when I try to turn it back on. Is it because the new update reboots my computer in a different way ? The tutorial I watched is not relevant anymore. I rely on system restore when I want to remove unwanted changes to my system. Any help?
    ........... Nothing happens when I try to turn it back on..................

    What method you used trying to System Restore back on ?

    Did you click the Configure button > then dot the Turn on system protection > adjust disk space % for system restore > OK when done ?

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  5.    05 May 2016 #5

    davidhk said: View Post
    ........... Nothing happens when I try to turn it back on..................

    What method you used trying to System Restore back on ?

    Did you click the Configure button > then dot the Turn on system protection > adjust disk space % for system restore > OK when done ?

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    Yes but nothing happens when I click "Turn on system protection"
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       05 May 2016 #6

    Do a Repair Install.
    It allows you to keep your files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation is automatic.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  7.    05 May 2016 #7

    If you want to revert the machine and erase changes you might want to try Rollback Rx. There's a free version (think they call it Home Edition) and it's probably best for restoring the machine. Works a lot better than Windows System Restore at least. Disk imaging would also work, but there's the costs involved of the storage media and the overall speed.
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  8. davidhk's Avatar
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       05 May 2016 #8

    I would also suggest that you do system image backup regularly.
    It helps me restoring the system many times when I had problems I could not solve.

    Whether you use the built-in system image backup or a 3rd party program is entirely up to you. But it is a very useful "backup/restore'" practice.

    P.S. It is important to get the built-in system protection back in action. Concentrate on that first.
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  9.    05 May 2016 #9

    aw come on I don't know how to do all that; Sign on as administrator, disable 3rd party security, USB drives.... I didn't even ask for this upgrade. I woke up one day and found out it was done while my computer was in sleep mode. I just wanna go back to my old version. Shoulda never upgraded to 10. Too many issues for a novice like me. And don't give me that crap "aw come on, you can do it" bullcrap I'm pissed At the end of my rope. Issue after issue after issue after........
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  10. davidhk's Avatar
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       05 May 2016 #10

    Jersey Devil said: View Post
    aw come on I don't know how to do all that; Sign on as administrator, disable 3rd party security, USB drives.... I didn't even ask for this upgrade. I woke up one day and found out it was done while my computer was in sleep mode. I just wanna go back to my old version. Shoulda never upgraded to 10. Too many issues for a novice like me. And don't give me that crap "aw come on, you can do it" bullcrap I'm pissed At the end of my rope. Issue after issue after issue after........

    Here is a simplified instructions on doing Repair Install:

    Use this Tech Bench link to download your version of Windows 10.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...brrWLRbagYCa0w

    scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 > click Confirm.
    click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now running > click Confirm
    select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
    at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
    The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
    When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
    Installation will begin.
    It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
    Last edited by davidhk; 05 May 2016 at 08:23.
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