Windows 10: Windows randomly deletes restore points Solved

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  1.    05 Oct 2017 #11

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    If you tried to create the image on C:, that's why the error message. Windows won't allow you to backup an image of itself onto itself (Same drive/partition). Wouldn't make any sense even if they did. You couldn't recover from an image you can't get to. Direct the output to an external drive, or another Internal drive other than the one you boot from.
    I tried creating it on one of my usb flash drives, but windows refuses to make the image on a usb flash drive. Is there a way to stop windows from creating system restore points automatically? I would prefer the ones i create manually.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 11 Oct 2017 at 14:59.
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  2.    06 Oct 2017 #12

    I tried searching for a way to disable windows from automatically creating system restore points but i couldnt find anything besides some guides made for windows 7/8 plus an answer from microsoft that tells me to disable system protection and then create a manual restore point afterwards which doesnt make any sense since you cant do that when system protection is disabled.

    I want to create my own restore points manually so it wont take up all the space and so the old ones wont get deleted.
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  3.    06 Oct 2017 #13

    so the old ones wont get deleted.
    I think we've stated it can't be done. And there's good reason- Windows is a moving target.

    You can create your own manually from the GUI; the Tutorial also advises how to do this on a schedule you set up.

    Never depend solely on System Restore. Consider- disk failure will render system restore useless.

    If you want to back up the registry - part of what System Restore protects- you can. Various programs support that for your convenience. But that's not such a great way to secure your system.
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  4.    10 Oct 2017 #14

    dalchina said: View Post
    I think we've stated it can't be done. And there's good reason- Windows is a moving target.

    You can create your own manually from the GUI; the Tutorial also advises how to do this on a schedule you set up.

    Never depend solely on System Restore. Consider- disk failure will render system restore useless.

    If you want to back up the registry - part of what System Restore protects- you can. Various programs support that for your convenience. But that's not such a great way to secure your system.
    I said I wanted to avoid windows from making new restore points automatically. I only want my own manual restore points. I thought I explained that well in my previous post.
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       10 Oct 2017 #15

    @Cerawy

    Is this the Job Schedule entry you are trying to find to disable auto creation of Restore Points? I keep mine disabled.

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  6.    10 Oct 2017 #16

    There is NO choice, its ALL or NOTHING.

    What about other programs that automatically create restore points, at the moment, there are loads of them.
    and on the other hand, cleaner/tuneup utility programs that remove them after X days.

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       10 Oct 2017 #17

    hawkman said: View Post
    There is NO choice, its ALL or NOTHING.

    What about other programs that automatically create restore points, at the moment, there are loads of them.
    and on the other hand, cleaner/tuneup utility programs that remove them after X days.

    Roy
    OP said "wanted to avoid windows from making new restore points automatically". I pointed him to a possible way to do that.
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  8.    10 Oct 2017 #18

    I do not use system restore at all, it never has been fully reliable so I just make an Image using Macrium Image at least once a day. It takes less that 3 minutes and it is very reliable.
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  9.    10 Oct 2017 #19

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    @Cerawy

    Is this the Job Schedule entry you are trying to find to disable auto creation of Restore Points? I keep mine disabled.
    Yes that seems to be it. I get an error message that says mmc could not create the snap-in, im trying to find a solution for it right now.

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    I do not use system restore at all, it never has been fully reliable so I just make an Image using Macrium Image at least once a day. It takes less that 3 minutes and it is very reliable.
    Yes I agree, windows system restore is very unreliable, but Im taking one step at a time. Will try to fix this first.
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  10.    11 Oct 2017 #20

    Ok, so I cannot seem to get the task schedular to work. I have tried enabling microsoft net framework, tried a sfc /scannow and a chkdsk that came up with no problems.

    Is there another way to disable the automatic creation of system restore points?
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