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    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10

    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10

    How to Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    05 Mar 2021
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    How to Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10


    System protection (if turned on) is a feature that allows you to perform a system restore that takes your PC back to an earlier point in time, called a system restore point. This can be handy if your PC isn't working well and you recently installed an app, driver, or update.

    Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points are automatically generated when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and generated when you create a restore point manually. Restoring won’t affect your personal files in your %UserProfile% folder, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was created.

    If an app, command, or schedule calls to create a restore point in Windows 10, system restore will only create the restore point if no other restore point has already been created within the past 24 hours (1440 minutes) by default. Users can always manually create a restore point at any time from within the System Restore user interface though.
    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10-systemrestorepointcreationfrequency.png

    You change the system restore point creation frequency to how many minutes you want instead for system restore to skip creating a new restore point if any restore points were created within the previous minutes you set. Setting 0 minutes will have system restore never skip creating the new restore point.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to increase or decrease the system restore point creation frequency to what you want in Windows 10.

    You must be sign in as an administrator to change the system restore point creation frequency.



    Contents

    • Option One: Set or Unset System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10 to Never Skip Creating a Restore Point using Command
    • Option Two: Set or Unset System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10 to Never Skip Creating a Restore Point using a REG file
    • Option Three: Specify System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10 in Registry Editor






    OPTION ONE

    Set or Unset System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10 to Never Skip Creating a Restore Point using Command


    1 Open an elevated command prompt or elevated PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into the elevated command prompt or PowerShell, and press Enter.

    (Set system restore to never skip creating a restore point)
    REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore" /V "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

    OR

    (Default - Undo set system restore to never skip creating a restore point)
    REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore" /V "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" /F


    3 Close the elevated command prompt or elevated PowerShell.

    4 Restart the computer to apply.






    OPTION TWO

    Set or Unset System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10 to Never Skip Creating a Restore Point using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore

    SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD

    (delete) = Default
    0 = Set System Restore to never skip creating a restore point


    1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Set System Restore to never skip creating a restore point

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Set_SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency_to_0_to_never_skip_creating_a_restore_point.reg

    Download


    3 To Undo Set System Restore to never skip creating a restore point

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Default_SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Restart the computer to apply.

    8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    Specify System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10 in Registry Editor


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore

    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10-systemrestorepointcreationfrequency_regedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of the SystemRestore key, double click/tap on the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    The SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD is not available by default.

    If you do not have the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD, then right click on an empty space in the right pane of the SystemRestore key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency for the name, and press Enter.


    4 Type in a number for how many minutes you want for the system restore point creation frequency, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    The default is 1440 minutes (24 hours), or delete the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD.

    Entering 0 will have system restore never skip creating a restore point.

    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10-systemrestorepointcreationfrequency_regedit-2.png

    5 Close Registry Editor.

    6 Restart the computer to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
       #1

    Did this and ran once and it reverted back to 24 hours. Checked registry and it had been replaced by "RPSessionInterval". I tried this once before and got this result.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,333
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello rdwray, :)

    Did this happen after an update? Since the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD is not there by default, a Windows Update may have removed it by resetting this back to default.

    Here's some more info on the other values just for a reference here.

    SystemRestoreConfig class (Windows)
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  3. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello rdwray, :)

    Did this happen after an update? Since the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD is not there by default, a Windows Update may have removed it by resetting this back to default.

    Here's some more info on the other values just for a reference here.

    SystemRestoreConfig class (Windows)
    "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" is not in the config list, but "RPSessionInterval" is. No updates were being done, it just happened after I did a restore point with:
    Code:
    PowerShell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "& {Start-Process PowerShell -ArgumentList '-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoExit -Command "Checkpoint-Computer -Description "MyRestorePoint" -RestorePointType "MODIFY_SETTINGS"; " ' " -Verb RunAs}"
    Another one in the registry and not in the list is "SRInitDone".
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,333
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #4

    This is what I get after running that command in an elevated command prompt.

    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10-systemrestorepointcreationfrequency.png
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  5. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
       #5

    I don't get that on the initial "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency", but if I try to run it a second time, I do get it and the registry entry is gone as I posted at first - check yours.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,333
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #6

    I'm not sure what may be removing the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD for you.

    I've added it and set it to 0, and was able to run the command 3 times in a row without it being removed. Each time a restore point was created.

    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10-cmd.jpg

    Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 10-regedit.jpg
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  7. Posts : 637
    Windows 10 20H2
       #7

    It's holding now; maybe because I didn't delete "RPSessionInterval" - don't know? Thanks Brink.

    Edit: A restore point is being created every time I run the script. Do you have any idea how to close PowerShell when the script ends????
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,333
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Great news.
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  9. hexaae's Avatar
    Posts : 153
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #9

    Restore points are automatically generated when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and generated when you create a restore point manually.
    Just to be clear...
    So it's not like Win 7 where every 2-3 days Win automatically created a restore point and if I want it to behave as it was before I have to restore this feature manually now, as explained above, for Win 10 FCU 1709?
    Or 'SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency' is just to change interval check, but will still work as in quoted text?
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