Windows 10: Anniversary Update switches off System Protection


  1. Posts : 184
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       14 Aug 2016 #1

    Anniversary Update switches off System Protection


    This post is just to let people know something I found after doing the AU. If there is a better place to post it, please feel free to move it.

    When checking I noticed that my Restore Points have all been deleted and System Restore has been reset to OFF. If you want to use it, you need to reset it.

    Not to mention all those useless apps I had uninstalled have been reinstalled, and the nice little tricks I installed courtesy of Shawn's many tutorials have disappeared. Oh, and whoever thought they had improved Sticky Notes is seriously mistaken IMHO.

    Thanks a bunch Microsoft.
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  2.    14 Aug 2016 #2

    Thanks SAGGY - would have never realized such a LOUSY thing.....went and found the truth of what u report.....now trying to figure out how to undo this w "screwing da Moose"!
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  3. Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       14 Aug 2016 #3

    The default in Windows 10 has always been System Restore off. I don't know why but that is the way it is.
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  4. Posts : 3,503
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       14 Aug 2016 #4

    Yeah, I turned it on and use it.
    system restore windows 10 - Bing
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  5.    14 Aug 2016 #5

    Every new build has always turned off System Restore. This is nothing new with the Anniversary Update. However, if you haven't been in the insider program, you probably would have only installed one or two versions, and might not have noticed.

    My guess is that this is reset because they have to delete all your old restore points (they aren't valid for a new OS version).
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  6. Posts : 15,706
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       15 Aug 2016 #6

    Mystere said: View Post
    Every new build has always turned off System Restore. This is nothing new with the Anniversary Update. However, if you haven't been in the insider program, you probably would have only installed one or two versions, and might not have noticed.

    My guess is that this is reset because they have to delete all your old restore points (they aren't valid for a new OS version).

    I've been thinking for the version upgrades(as opposed to the build updates) only save the user portion of the registry hive(data, and software, and UI customizations), and totally write the system hives over.

    (***very simply put, there is quite a bit more to it***)
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