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  • Why Are The Creation of Restore Points Disabled By Default?

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Why Are The Creation of Restore Points Disabled By Default?

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      • #2372102
        WarningU2
        AskWoody Plus

        I recently purchased a new PC with Windows 10.   At the latest release, all maintenance applied and no issues whatsoever … well with the exception of a PXE boot that was enabled which doesn’t work correctly but easily disabled in bios.  🙂   I digress …

        During the course of installing things I discovered that Windows disabled restore point creation and you have to enable windows protection on your drive(s).

        Has this always been this way?   If not why would MS disable such a useful feature?

      • #2372137
        b
        AskWoody MVP

        It’s always been that way on Windows 10, including on clean installation or after any feature update to a new version:

        This issue occurs because system restore points don’t persist after a Windows upgrade. This behavior is by design.

        System Restore points are disabled after you upgrade to Windows 10

        I think it’s understandable that restore points from a previous version get deleted, but I don’t think Microsoft has ever explained why they turn off System Protection each time.

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1149 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

        • #2372295
          EP
          AskWoody_MVP

          what about doing an in-place repair install/upgrade, b?

          • #2372312
            b
            AskWoody MVP

            I couldn’t remember from the couple of those that I’ve done, but this says it’s the same:

            What to expect when doing a repair install of Windows 10:

            System Protection will be reset to the default of being turned off. It is recommended to turn on system protection after the repair install has finished to have restore points.

            How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade [TenForums.com Tutorial]

            Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1149 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

      • #2372142
        WarningU2
        AskWoody Plus

        Ah.  That makes sense.  I think it should warn you though to enable protection like my mom did when I was going out.  Lol

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      • #2372147
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Microsoft has ever explained why they turn off System Protection each time

        Microsoft used to create a restore point with every update. Not anymore.
        I think that as a rule it is better to opt-in into features than opt-out.

        Windows 10 creates a restore point every 7-10 days.

        WUmgr creates a restore point before every update.

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