Why are Restore Points so Useless?

CleetZ 0 Reputation points

Why are Restore Points so utterly Useless? You save a restore point and it gets over-written with automatic restore points that Windows creates. Great...now my restore point which was for a safe and secure location where I just renewed windows did all the settings up etc is written over by a restore point which was made yesterday....and ALL of them are made yesterday! the entire list of automatically generated restore points is like 20 points from today to yesterday. My computer got whatever malware is messing it up between today and yesterday...if I could roll back even a week that would be something. I think it should stop automatically saving restore points, at least to the extent that it doesnt over-write any that we manually created. It could be such a good feature for windows but as it sits its useless. Even if I extend the data useable in restore points to the maximum, it still doesnt last, the restore will get over-written for no reason. We dont need 20 restore points from yesterday and today. It should save one point every week or so and never over-write ones we manually created.

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  1. S.Sengupta 14,801 Reputation points MVP

    Windows automatically creates restore points to help you recover your system in case of issues or errors. If you want to disable automatic restore point creation, here's how you can do it:

    1. Using System Protection:

    a. Type "Create a restore point" in the Windows search bar and open the corresponding result.

    b. In the "System Properties" window, go to the "System Protection" tab.

    c. Select the drive for which you want to disable restore points and click the "Configure" button.

    d. In the "Restore Settings" section, select the option "Turn off system protection." This will disable automatic restore point creation for that drive.

    e. Click "Apply" and then "OK" to save the changes.

    Using Group Policy:

    a. Press Win + R to open the Run dialog box, then type "gpedit.msc" and press Enter to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    b. Navigate to "Computer Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "System" > "System Restore."

    c. On the right side, double-click on "Turn off Configuration" to open its properties.

    d. Select the "Enabled" option to turn off automatic restore point creation.

    e. Click "Apply" and then "OK" to save the changes.

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