1.    16 Sep 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 no longer creating automatic restore points.


    Hello everyone.

    A few months ago I posted about how I have to do a system restore every few days, to which there is no pattern, to regain internet connection, even though it says I'm connected. I'm still having to do that; it occurs mainly after a driver or Windows 10 update, but not immediately after. Sometimes it's a few days and after several reboots which is weird. I don't think Windows 10 is compatible with much. Anywho, now I've discovered that Windows 10 has stopped creating automatic restore points, which it's supposed to do once a week. I have not changed any settings. Why would it have stopped on its own, and how can I check those settings?
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  2.    17 Sep 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,002
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, your experience is the unfortunate exception, and it would be wrong to draw a general conclusion
    don't think Windows 10 is compatible with much
    It should not be the case that you need to do a system restore like that. However I have recently seen a thread where someone finds a very particular driver keeps 'disappearing' so I suspect that you may need to protect your driver from being replaced by Windows (there is a tutorial here about that). Perhaps you have older or specific hardware- maybe Broadcom? Windows had problems with that, apparently.

    As for system restore:
    If you wish to create a restore point on a schedule, please see
    Automatically Create System Restore Point on Schedule in Windows 10 Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials

    There is a long thread where Brink worked through with some people who had difficulty with older ways of doing this to achieve a reliable robust way of scheduling it (I still use an old script as a scheduled task quite successfully).

    Bear in mind
    a. System Restore is not that reliable when you try restoring. It can get upset when you least want that.
    b. It's turned off by MS on each major build upgrade or an in-place upgrade repair install

    Disk imaging is much more complete and robust- and strongly recommended here- but a quite different thing of course. Should be used routinely e.g. Macrium Reflect (free).

    A quick search also offers this (not tried, and it's from 2015)
    Restore Point Creator For Windows 10
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  3.    18 Sep 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    Good. I hated that feature. I only need my own restore points, so I didn't want the trouble of dealing with the unneeded ones.
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