System restore not setting...

December 31, 2010 at 10:36:36
Specs: Windows 7, i 870 4 gigf
I have two pc's. Both running Win7 home premium. Both have a 64 gig ssd for the os. I have system restore off on the d drive and turned on on the c drive, which is the os drive. My problem is that sys restore isn't setting any restore points and when I create one, after a day it disappears. I have the max usage set to 1 percent, which on my main unit is 609 odd mb. Thank you for your help.

Bill


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#1
December 31, 2010 at 13:07:49
Maybe you have the percentage set too low. Do you already have some restore points stored?

Old restore points are deleted as space for new ones is required. Windows 7 automatically creates a restore point each time changes are made to the system and once a week on boot up.


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#2
December 31, 2010 at 13:32:50
Thank you for the reply. I have enough space allocated, because I just uninstalled and reinstalled a program and it set a restore point in both instances. How ever, it is not setting restore points regularly, as it should. Only if i do a reinstall or when I do the MS updates. Some thing is haywire.

Bill


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#3
December 31, 2010 at 16:54:07
Did you read my entire response? When do you think restore points should be made?

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#4
December 31, 2010 at 17:32:52
It is not setting points at boot up. Let me say this, and you can tell me if this is how it should work: when I click system restore in my start up, it gives me a box that is working, saying starting system restore and then tells me no restore points have been set. Perhaps that is how it should work, but it doesn't seem right. I am on my two pc's every day and it doesn't set a restore point unless I make a change in my software. Thank you for your reply.

Bill


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#5
January 1, 2011 at 08:59:58
It is working correctly, it will only set a restore point when a major change is made (install/uninstall/update, etc), plus once a week. I would recommend increasing from 1 percent to maybe 6 or 8 percent (default is 12%) if you want to have a reasonable choice of restore points in event of a problem. Look into how many restore points it now offers you and then decide.

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January 1, 2011 at 09:03:40
While you are at it, make a recovery DVD (most people probably do not) and set up a back up scheme for your files.

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