Windows 10: My first really big annoyance with Win 10

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  1.    22 Nov 2015 #11

    daniel2229 said: View Post
    Another thought... why did I find the system restore turned off? Before upgrading to win 10, I had used a restore point for a problem my Outlook was happening, so I know I didn't turn it off. Is that some sort of default with 10?

    Daniel
    to me that is another indicator that you got a virus. with restore points tuned of, it deletes all old restore points and there is no way of getting your system back that way. check your system for malware and virus infection.

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  2.    22 Nov 2015 #12

    daniel2229 said: View Post
    Another thought... why did I find the system restore turned off? Before upgrading to win 10, I had used a restore point for a problem my Outlook was happening, so I know I didn't turn it off. Is that some sort of default with 10? Daniel
    I have used System Restore several times when I've forgotten to use Acronis Try & Decide to sandbox, far easier than the Reset where you have to re-install programs. I don't recall ever having to enable it either when I went from 8.1 to 10 or after the big Nov upgrade. However, it seems from this article that the default setting is Off though others report otherwise -
    Check if System Restore is enabled on Windows 10 - gHacks Tech News

    As I said in my prev post, when I helped a friend with the password not valid problem with a new Win 10 upgrade (used prev 8.1 sign-in acct but not connected to internet) we could only get in after getting to Advanced Troubleshooting and we found System Restore was available and fixed the sign-in problem by validating identity accessing email on a 2nd device. I sued Brink's tutorial here -
    System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    to easily create a restore point whenever I want and it would be a good way to check that System Restore is On, too.
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    10 pro 64 clean install
       22 Nov 2015 #13

    daniel2229 said: View Post
    Another thought... why did I find the system restore turned off? Before upgrading to win 10, I had used a restore point for a problem my Outlook was happening, so I know I didn't turn it off. Is that some sort of default with 10?

    Daniel
    Is your hard drive 128gb or smaller or under the C drive under 128gb ?
    Last edited by sn00ker; 22 Nov 2015 at 14:38.
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  4.    22 Nov 2015 #14

    Restore points are automatic with Win10. IF you installed anything claiming to be from Microsoft, you likely got had. The best way to remove malware is to reinstall the OS: Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    You will lose everything. If you don't want to lose anything, you can continue with this thread through the responses of others to try and get you back control.
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       22 Nov 2015 #15

    daniel2229 said: View Post
    Thanks, guys. I am going to try a couple of these solutions today and will let you know the outcome.

    This is the first time I was unable to use a restore point. Always my friend before.

    Daniel
    Sorry to read of your dilemma, Daniel. I know itís not cool to get duped and to see that System Restore is turned off by default upon installation of 10. Thatís the first thing I turn on. I have that on a checklist so to remember. The only reason I can find why itís off by default is it may be a feature no one was using, it may be they're porting it over to the Settings app, or for those that dual boot. Who knows? Thatís a million dollar question thatís neither here nor there for now.

    Do as you will, but as others have suggested, I think it best to fresh install as long as it is activated and you have digital rights or legit keys to do so. To check: Open Settings app (WinKey/I or in All apps) > Update & Security > Activation.

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  6.    22 Nov 2015 #16

    All my computers automatically turn it on.....
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