Windows 10: I cannot access automatic restore points (I think they're created)

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    08 Aug 2016 #11

    Even simply backing up your data means you need external storage. Question is- how much time are you prepared to waste next time your PC is unbootable/your hard disk fails/ you have some technical problem you can't solve?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    08 Aug 2016 #12

    dalchina said: View Post
    Even simply backing up your data means you need external storage. Question is- how much time are you prepared to waste next time your PC is unbootable/your hard disk fails/ you have some technical problem you can't solve?
    It's as simple as whether I have the money available. I guess the program can save an image to a DVD. I can buy a blank DVD. That's about all I can do.

    I went for years with my computer way too slow because I couldn't afford the new one I now have. It's a matter of having the cash or not.

    I don't want to be without external backup. While I believe hard disk failures could be much less common if people would avoid turning off their computer and sending the shock through the hard disk each time it starts, I also realize the risk always is there no matter what.

    Right now, I can through System Restore (and the program you recommended will be making its own system-area backups) recover from a software error within the system, but I'm in very deep crap if my hard drive dies. I don't want it to be that way, and when it's financially possible I'll look for a way to solve it, but outside of getting a blank DVD as an external image device there's nothing more I can afford to protect myself. I'm not saying that's a good thing; it's just the reality.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 10 Pro 1703 15063.296
       08 Aug 2016 #13

    NotATenFan said: View Post
    It's as simple as whether I have the money available. I guess the program can save an image to a DVD. I can buy a blank DVD. That's about all I can do.

    I went for years with my computer way too slow because I couldn't afford the new one I now have. It's a matter of having the cash or not.

    I don't want to be without external backup. While I believe hard disk failures could be much less common if people would avoid turning off their computer and sending the shock through the hard disk each time it starts, I also realize the risk always is there no matter what. NOT TRUE - There is no historic results or proof that turning off a PC will effect its life Spam !

    Right now, I can through System Restore (and the program you recommended will be making its own system-area backups) recover from a software error within the system, but I'm in very deep crap if my hard drive dies. I don't want it to be that way, and when it's financially possible I'll look for a way to solve it, but outside of getting a blank DVD as an external image device there's nothing more I can afford to protect myself. I'm not saying that's a good thing; it's just the reality.
    Without a solid recovery plan, you have no recovery.
    System Restore gets you out of the small problems of restarting you PC before the event that caused it to malfunction. Only a clearly defined backup/recovery plan that is executed will allow you to recover your PC from any DISASTER !
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    09 Aug 2016 #14

    storageman said: View Post
    System Restore gets you out of the small problems of restarting you PC before the event that caused it to malfunction. Only a clearly defined backup/recovery plan that is executed will allow you to recover your PC from any DISASTER !
    Blank DVD's can't hold 10s of Gbs of data which is what you need for appropriate images.
    £40 or so can get you a 2Tb hard disk.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Related Threads
I have a clean install of Win 10. Despite receiving several cumulative updates from Microsoft over the past several days, no automatic restore points have been created. System Restore is set to "On" for drive C: so that is not the issue. I can...
Restore points in Backup and Restore
A bit over a month ago I activated creation of system restore points on Windows 10. However, I just looked at the list restore point and am confused. There was one created when I (unsuccessfully) tried to take an image backup, 4 for when I was...
When I look at existing restore points in my system, there are always lots of points labelled "Intel(R) Technology Access" Many have been created at very short time intervals, sometimes just a few seconds apart. Does anybody know why they are...
Solved automatic restore points before update install? in Windows Updates and Activation
I am wondering if Windows 10 will automatically create restore points before installing forced updates. If not, will we be notified about these updates before hand so we can make restore points manually? In previous editions of Windows, we were...
Restore points in W10 in Backup and Restore
I like to have some kind of safety net - a reinstall is always possible but dull. Restore points are one option but I like to have several options since we know that restore points are very volatile. For the purpose I tried AOMEI OneKey which...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56.
Find Us