System Restore: do restore points persist after a restore?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Qu0ll, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Qu0ll

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    I used System Restore to undo an application install only to find that all
    restore points prior to the one I undid have disappeared. All that remains
    is an "Undo: Restore Operation" and nothing before that.

    Is this the normal or expected behaviour? I would have thought that restore
    points prior to the one undone would remain.

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    Qu0ll, Apr 12, 2008
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  2. I agree, it does sound strange. My guess would be you need some part of that
    previous registry to use the older points. The relationship there is
    additive, and I suppose it possible that your current setup actually is the
    source of the original problem (and that app install only triggered it)
    Personally, I would be better safe than sorry, backup in prep of a fail, and
    turn off restore to blank it, and kind of go from there. If something is
    fragile, you don't want to depend on system restore. You need data backup.
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    Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 12, 2008
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  3. Qu0ll

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    Actually, the problem appears a little more complex. Now I can only see
    restore points created today and the Undo restore point has vanished. There
    is plenty of disk space available so I would not have expected such
    relatively recent points to be deleted.

    Are there any factors other than available disk space that control the
    maintenance of restore points? Why is it only keeping "young" points?

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    -Q
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    Qu0ll, Apr 12, 2008
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  4. Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 12, 2008
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