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  1. lx07's Avatar
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       #21

    Cerawy said:
    Is there another way to disable the automatic creation of system restore points?
    Turn off system protection.

    Your question seems like a exam question - it has no value in real life. If you can explain why you want to do it then perhaps someone will help you.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #22

    Cerawy said:
    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?
    @Cerawy

    Do you happen to have CCleaner installed? As a workaround, it can be disabled there:

    Windows randomly deletes restore points-2017-10-11_20h15_06.png
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  3. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #23

    f14tomcat said:
    @Cerawy

    Do you happen to have CCleaner installed? As a workaround, it can be disabled there:

    Windows randomly deletes restore points-2017-10-11_20h15_06.png
    Yes, that seems to be it. I have also been using CCleaner to delete the individual system restore points created by windows, so the only system resore points I got left are the ones that i created myself and that I know have been created while windows were working properly. I have also been using this guide to try and fix some of the problems with system restore points failing to restore the system. Will give it some time and come back with the results.
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       #24

    Cerawy said:
    Yes, that seems to be it. I have also been using CCleaner to delete the individual system restore points created by windows, so the only system resore points I got left are the ones that i created myself and that I know have been created while windows were working properly. I have also been using this guide to try and fix some of the problems with system restore points failing to restore the system. Will give it some time and come back with the results.
    Not sure why your MMC is a bit messed up with the snap-ins, but you have a temp workaround.
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  5. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #25

    Ok, so it works. Windows is no longer creating automatic restore points and deleting the ones i create manually. But, windows still creates a restore point whenever I remove or uninstall a program. I dont want windows to create any restore points, I want to use my own.
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  6. Word Man's Avatar
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       #26

    Cerawy said:
    ..I have also been using this guide to try and fix some of the problems with system restore points failing to restore the system. Will give it some time and come back with the results.
    And the endpoint of that guide suggests ultimately that you go the route of backup as opposed to system restore.

    I hope you realize that "System Restore" is a misleading label and will not take your entire system back to precisely where it was when the RP was created - this point was made earlier in the thread.

    Mine is another vote for relying more on a free (or paid) imaging program, a good example of which is Macrium Reflect.

    You will want to use external storage to send system images to and it costs if you don't have it yet but there never has been such a thing as a free lunch.
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  7. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #27

    Windows is still creating new restore points every time I install/uninstall a program, thus deleting my own restore points in the process. If anyone knows how to turn this off please let me know.

    Word Man said:
    I hope you realize that "System Restore" is a misleading label and will not take your entire system back to precisely where it was when the RP was created - this point was made earlier in the thread.
    See post #19.
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  8. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #28

    I just tried installing this registry tweak, will see if it disables windows from creating system restore points without my permission.
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       #29

    Cerawy said:
    I just tried installing this registry tweak, will see if it disables windows from creating system restore points without my permission.
    Good Morning, @Cerawy. You've been at this project for some time now. One question for you this morning. If you are trying to get Windows to stop creating Restore Points on it's own, why are you implementing a registry hack to create one at every startup? I'm only on 1st cup of coffee, so maybe I don't see the reason yet.

    The title of the HTG article you quote where you are getting this tweak reads:
    How to Make Windows Automatically Create a System Restore Point at Startup
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  10. Cerawy's Avatar
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       #30

    Just found out today that windows has created nothing less than 9 system restore points with the same date, completely wiping out all the manual restore points that I made myself. So I now have 9 system restore points that are basically the same, and all the system restore points that I made are just gone like that. Absolutely ridicilious. I wanted to restore my computer to one of the system restore points that I made about a week ago but they are wiped out by windows.

    f14tomcat said:
    Good Morning, @Cerawy. You've been at this project for some time now. One question for you this morning. If you are trying to get Windows to stop creating Restore Points on it's own, why are you implementing a registry hack to create one at every startup? I'm only on 1st cup of coffee, so maybe I don't see the reason yet.
    You are right, discard this as a solution.
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