Anniversary Update switches off System Protection

  1. SaggyMaggyPoo's Avatar
    Posts : 237
    Win 10 64bit
       #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. Posts : 8
    W10
       #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 : 520
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #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. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,549
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #4

    Yeah, I turned it on and use it.
    system restore windows 10 - Bing
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  5. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 25,561
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #6

    Mystere said:
    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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