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Vista - missing restore points?

Asked by AzWiz (6points) October 6th, 2008

All of a sudden, I am missing all of my past restore points in Vista Premium. I have not turned off/on system restore or used any tweak utility that would have removed them.

Any way to get ‘em back ? other than restore an old backup?

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If they are missing then you probably won’t be able to get them back.

To work system restore needs quite alot of free space sometimes upto 15% of the drive so if your hard disk is full that might explain where the restore points have gone. Bear in mind that Windows doesn’t keep all your restore points anyway.

AzWiz's avatar

The disk is far from being full, so that’s not it, and I have never seen windows delete ALL of the restore points on it’s own, so it has to be some external action like a microsoft auto update or something software related. I regularly make restore points before testing new software or hardware just for that reason and up until yesterday had everything back to and including the SP1 install. In the past I have been able to go into the System Information Volume and do a manual restore for not booting systems.
Good info though for someone else. Thanks

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