No System Restore Points

Toshiba / Satellite c655
August 10, 2011 at 09:57:49
Specs: Windows 7, 2.194 GHz / 1915 MB
A couple of months ago I had my computer completely reformatted when the booter completely died. Because of this I have no points in time to do a system restore. Is there a way to manually create a point for system restore? I accidentally defragmented my computer using a different program besides Windows 7(which is a BIG no-no), and I want to reverse it in one way or another. My computer runs off of Windows 7 Pro. If my computer were to become infected with something, as of now I wouldn't be able to do a system restore...

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#1
August 10, 2011 at 10:51:04
You can manually create a restore point at any time by opening Control Panel, then 'System' and then click on 'system protection' - there's a button saying 'create' near the bottom - that's what you need.

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#2
August 10, 2011 at 10:55:22
Two different problems. So the advice given in the link below won't work?

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

You can manually create a restore point but that won't help you go back to before you ran the registry cleaner. Are you sure there are no restore points?


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#3
August 10, 2011 at 14:16:48
I tried to run a system restore, but it required me to choose a restoration point (in which the list was empty), so I am assuming there is none. From what I read Windows 7 is supposed to automatically generate a restoration point every 7 days, but I don't know if this is true or not. If that's the case, then Windows 7 is failing to do so or I need to change some settings to enable it. I browsed for any restoration points, but there was not one to be found. I know next to nothing about computers, but previously before re-formatting, my restoration points were on the same dates as my windows updates. Now I don't receive the updates (and also don't know how to enable them). I will manually create a restoration point and be extra careful about defragmenting from now on. I used Windows 7 to do a complete scan for any possible Hard Drive errors and to fix them. I don't know if this would have helped in any way, but it appears I am able to save again and the computer is running optimally once again.

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#4
August 10, 2011 at 14:31:09
Follow the path that John posted. Choose which partition/s you want to monitor. You can create a restore point at any time or when a major change is made to your windows installation.

There are multiple methods of getting and installing Windows Updates. Unless you made selections the default is to automatically download and install updates as they are available. I don't care for that method myself. I have my system set to notify when updates are available. I then decide if I want to apply them or not. It is Wednesday and I have not yet downloaded and installed this weeks updates. They are generally released on Tuesdays.

To check and set your update settings go to Control Panel> Updates> change settings.


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#5
August 10, 2011 at 18:11:50
Also if you do a manual update you will be asked if you want to turn on automatic updates.
Also while you are looking at the system protection tab you should click the configure to fix the automatic settings that create the restore points weekly and whenever you install an update or program.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
August 14, 2011 at 12:24:38
Thanks to all of you guys for your advice. It turns out my windows updates were turned off, so I set it to inform me when updates are available but to allow me to choose which ones to install/download. Will restoration points be automatically created following some of the major updates? I know I can manually create a restoration point at any time, but I am just curious...

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#7
August 14, 2011 at 12:36:08
Look at the link below for complete info on Windows 7 restore points.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...


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