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  1. Posts : 29,957
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       07 Dec 2015 #20

    Correct, but:

    @ step 5, select Windows 10 for "Configure for" instead.

    And of course the computer will have to be running at the scheduled time.
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  2.    07 Dec 2015 #21

    Yep, did that at Step 5. And the machine is always on, it's not set to sleep.

    Microsoft must know about this problem - I can't understand why they haven't fixed it.

    I mean, it's a facility that is quite essential for maintaining the integrity of the OS.

    It's almost as if they actually want users to operate without the backstop of System Restore Points.

    OK, Brink, I understand your point about the security issue with a Startup SRP, but this is Microsoft's own system, after all. Their engineers designed and built it. I can't believe that they couldn't configure an automatic Restore Point system if they wanted to. Obviously, it';s not on the agenda.
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       07 Dec 2015 #22

    Well, Windows does automatically create restore points just before significant system events, such as the installation of desktop apps and new Windows Updates, if the last restore point is older than seven days if no other restore points were created in the previous seven days.

    Just not automatically on a schedule. That would be a nice feature add to the UI.
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       07 Dec 2015 #23

    I have one interesting problem besides having the manual shortcut on the go with the description option which does come in handy when you have a certain or certain groups of programs being tried out and you make a point or two before beginning. While it's scheduled it couldn't be set for create anyways even without user logged in.

    Since no password was ever assigned only having a single admin account a permission issue prevented the second option at the bottom in 7 while this hasn't been tried on 10 so far. The automatic system restore point at startup is listed but simply won't budge since no user name and password appears as you might see with multiple accounts or an ISP requirement.

    But there's at present a slight bug with the "MMC will not run with a version of IE earlier then 5.5" popping up from trying to clean IE off of the 7 side there and then putting it back fresh where that stalls. Not a concern however since 7 is gradually becoming the secondary spare OS while planning to still keep it going for the time being.

    As for automatic restore points that accumulate one new will have to remove one old or that will soon become a hard drive full type situation if the allocated space reserved was suddenly exceeded. For any system that only sees light and occasion usage the automatic method would need to be toned down to once a week or even once a month while that isn't an option. When swapping programs and putting on updates more frequently that would be when you would want those extra points created.
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  5.    07 Dec 2015 #24

    Nighthawk, I have no idea what you're trying to tell\ask us.

    Can you condense your statement\question into a form that might be easier for us to understand?
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       08 Dec 2015 #25

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    The image there should be self explanatory with the options circled and being pointed to as being greyed out preventing one of them from being set according to the SF guide Layback Bear had posted. No security prompt appear for user name and password since the 7 install is booted into automatically. You would see that when having a password assigned with or without multiple user accounts.

    The other problem interferring is from the more recent attempt to completely remove IE 11 and put that back on totally fresh having manually gone into the registy as well as deletion of folders for a fresh download. But 7 was due to a fresh install and that will server to refresh IE again back to 9 however until updated again to 11.

    The option for description is the prompt I see now however when starting up as soon as you arrive at the desktop showing the task scheduled is working while the option for confirmation rather then needing to click to close the prompt seen each time is the better option for you! I simply have to make a new task for the other vbs file already onhand to see the message confirming a new point was created rather then the need to close out the prompt each time as that would be something you wouldn't want to be leaving your family member the task of taking care of. The desktop shortcut option would even be the better choice!
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  7.    18 Jan 2016 #26

    Thank you very much. This is exactly what I was looking for.
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  8. Posts : 29,957
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       18 Jan 2016 #27

    You're most welcome phantom1969, and welcome to Ten Forums. I'm glad it could help. :)
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  •    18 Jan 2016 #28

    Nice,thank you
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       18 Jan 2016 #29

    I'm glad it could help kire. :)
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