How to save created Restore Point forever

April 19, 2011 at 06:35:37
Specs: Windows 7
Is there any way to permanently save created restore point on Windows 7? Thanks a lot

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#1
April 19, 2011 at 07:42:52
You can do a full image backup of the install. Win7 has its own backup utility that will do this, and it keeps mulitple iterations for a long time, depending on disk space. Or you can use a third party program and have full control.

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#2
April 19, 2011 at 08:15:13
Yes I know for backUp and I use Acronis but I cant use Acronis for every little thing, thats why I need to save System restore.
I use Windows 7 if that info need at all!

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#3
April 19, 2011 at 08:44:26
No, you can't.
System Restore was designed to revert back to a recent time. If you did succeed in doing what you wish (I can't imagine how), using such a restore point would likely leave your system in a far from satisfactory state.

To do what you wish you need an image backup.


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#4
April 19, 2011 at 15:19:25
You can create a new "manual" system restore point any time you like.
This means that you can go back to it whenever you wish.

Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#5
April 19, 2011 at 15:46:08
Yes I know that but can I save that forever?

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#6
April 19, 2011 at 16:13:31
No, you need to re-save a maual restore from time to time but it only takes a few moments. Windows Updates also makes its own automatic restore points quite frequently, so you have a choice about what you restore, if necessary.

If you do an image then you can save that forever but it obviously won't get updated unless you go all through the image process again every now and then. This is a useful safeguard against the possibility of system restore point getting lost or corrupted.

Unfortunately you can't really have it both ways. The only compromise I can suggest is fairly regular manual restore saves, with the full back up carried out at longer intervals.

Please come back and let us know the outcome.


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#7
April 20, 2011 at 00:19:51
I'm guessing you want to save the restore point as a 'base line' so you can revert to it if necessary. The restore points are kept in a hidden folder called 'System Volume Information' and will only work from that folder. You can certainly keep a copy of the particular file you want - create a restore point and look for the newly created file. Unfortunately that isn't how System Restore works - if you've ever had to use it then you may know that it will often fail because there have been too many changes to the system between the time of the restore point and the time at which you use it. So even if you did have a copy of the restore point saved System Restore would just fail if it's too old.

As has been mentioned, an image is the only sure way of achieving what you want to do.

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#8
April 20, 2011 at 00:44:37
Now its much clearer to mw, thank you all!

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