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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 System Restore

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      • #2365313
        Botswana12
        AskWoody Plus

        Is there any longer any reason to set restore points in Windows 10?  I have a note in my diary to make a restore point every Monday.  When I do this and check afterwards, it is the only such point there.  There is no longer any option to check the box for other restore points.  Every update resets System Restore anway so I have to make a new restore point then as well.

        Please don’t tell me about how to set restore points as Microsoft guys do frustratingly on the internet.  I have checked everyting and rung all the changes; my PC has none of the obvious failings.

        This has, I know, come up innumerable times all over the internet but without any resolution.  Should I just give up and let Windows 10 updates just turn System Restore off?

      • #2365364
        MrChaz
        AskWoody Lounger

        Good question, in my experience, SR was/is of no use when creating images pre/post monthly patching or any major changes to the system. Killed it off (in win7) gp/tsched and services, no longer a concern and not missing it. Those who do not image, I would advise to start and learn about how to do so using dedicated free or paid software. Macrium free serves it’s purpose and has matured well over the years.

        illegitimi Non Carborundum
      • #2365387
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        I still re-enable SR after each major update. SR does NOT take the place of a backup of your choice. It does give you a quick way to recover from a bad update or app installation. I just looked and I have 5 restore points. An automatic one and then 4 from software updates..

        Remember, some time ago Microsoft changed the automatic creation frequency to weekly and then only if another restore point was not created during the intervening week. If you only see one I’d check the space allocated. As far as I know, a manually created restore point should not affect any other existing points other than space limits.

         

        --Joe

      • #2365446
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        When I do this and check afterwards, it is the only such point there.

        It maybe because you have set a limited space for restore points.
        I create a restore point every week.
        Microsoft update ceased to create restore point long ago.

      • #2365896
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Microsoft update ceased to create restore point long ago.

        Probably because the scope of updates precludes the use of a restore point to recover. [/speculation off]

        The answer is, of course, backup before you update.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2365899
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Microsoft update ceased to create restore point long ago.

        Probably because the scope of updates precludes the use of a restore point to recover. [/speculation off]

        The answer is, of course, backup before you update.

        cheers, Paul

        Well, I got a surprise. Installing 21H1 over 20H2 using WUmgr created a restore point.

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