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Old 02-25-2020, 01:41 PM   #1
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I'm of the understanding that the monthly updates create restore points. In addition, some of my software such as Revo Uninstaller creates a restore point before removing software and I'll occasionally create one manually. When looking in the advanced options in restore mode I was told that there aren't any restore points. This is recent. In the past I've had as many as six. The available space is set for 36 GB.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:14 PM   #2
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Feature Updates will wipe existing restore points.

Also, when you attempt system restore, if you don't check the "Show more restore points" (or similar phrasing) checkbox you will only be shown the most recent ones, usually three.

By the way, System Restore is a very, very unreliable tool. I always have it on, as when it does work and I have a simple rollback I need to do to wipe out a recently installed piece of software, it's great. But very often restore points fail and you will have to keep working backward until you get one that works or you've exhausted those available.

It is far better to take a full system image backup using the third-party tool of your choosing to an external backup drive before making major changes that might require a recovery. Those tools are a lot more reliable.
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The default is off. Turn System Restore on.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:17 AM   #4
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The default is off. Turn System Restore on.
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Where? The same place it's been for as long as I can remember.

The search function in Windows 10 is a marvelous thing. Hit the search key and start typing "System Protection" and the first item returned, which mentions creating restore points, is it.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:02 AM   #6
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Win Key-X shows a pop-up menu on the left side. "System" is one choice. Type in"create restore point" and you get the "System Properties" window
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Here's the relevant tab.
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