Vista won't keep restore points

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Carl G, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    Hi Guys
    I have Vista Home Premium. I have noticed a while ago that vista will not
    keep any restore points.
    I can look now and it has only one point from system check.
    If I install anything it will make a restore point. If I uninstall it will
    make the restore point.
    When I look a couple days later they are all gone.
    This has been going on for months now. What would the problem apear to be ?
    Thanks
     
    Carl G, Dec 11, 2007
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  2. Carl G

    Axel Göller Guest

    Carl G typed:
    Do you run Windows XP also on the very same PC?
    Axel
     
    Axel Göller, Dec 11, 2007
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  3. Carl G

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Are you enabling the option to view additional points?
    Are you dual booting with XP?
    Have you adjusted the storage size?
    Is there sufficient free space on the drive?
     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 11, 2007
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  4. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    Thanks for the response guys.
    I have 50 gig free on the drive , I have not made any changes to the store
    size , I don't dual boot , but I have XP Home on a separate drive ,
    which I boot to on startup using the Bios boot menue.
    I do not get an option to show all points. The only buttons that show are ,
    back next cancel.
    I have had Vista since it came out and only once have noticed the show all
    restore points button.
    This morning I only have one restore point listed , which was created last
    night just before shut down.
    Do you think it could be deleteing them at shutdown or startup ?
    Thanks
     
    Carl G, Dec 15, 2007
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  5. Carl G

    Julsie Guest

    What is the significance of running XP on same computer?
    I do and also have option to boot into "old version" or Vista when I reboot.
    What must one do to avoid the backups being deleted. I also have a lot of
    free space. Running vista business and only occassionally boot into XP
     
    Julsie, Dec 15, 2007
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  6. Carl G

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    It's a known issue with booting XP and Vista on the same system. If the
    Vista system volume is visible to XP when XP is booted, then XP will erase
    any restore points on that Vista volume. You can read about it here:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/dualboot.html



     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 15, 2007
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  7. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    Does that mean that if I have both operating systems on separate
    independent hard drives with the boot files each on that spacefic drive it
    is stil figured as dual booting ?
    I totally disconected one hard drive when I installed the OP system on the
    other.
    One shouldn't know the other is present that way would it ?
    Thanks
     
    Carl G, Dec 16, 2007
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  8. Carl G

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Yes, it's still a dual boot. If the volume is visible under XP when XP is
    booted, it will be affected regardless of whether or not it was connected
    during installation or if it is monitored by XP's version of System Restore.
    The only way that volume would not be affected is if it is hidden from XP
    through the use of a third party boot manager.



     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 16, 2007
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  9. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    OK thanks Rick.

    --
    Carl G

     
    Carl G, Dec 16, 2007
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  10. Carl G

    Kusanagi_san Guest

    or you could just use bitlocker to encrypt the partition or hard driv
    where vista is installed, that way xp wont be able to delete the restor
    points of vista, however you'll have to use a usb drive (flash driv
    like u3 etc...) to boot into vista
     
    Kusanagi_san, Dec 16, 2007
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  11. Carl G

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi

    Not an option, the OP is using Home Premium which does not have bitlocker.
     
    Rick Rogers, Dec 16, 2007
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  12. Carl G

    Kusanagi_san Guest

    oh... >_> my bad, didn't read that part
     
    Kusanagi_san, Dec 16, 2007
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  13. Carl G

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> Julsie
    In short, stop booting into XP. XP is what is damaging Vista's restore
    points.

    The options are either to use bitlocker (Ultimate and Enterprise only,
    not available in business) or to use separate physical drives and swap
    cables to revert to XP.
     
    DevilsPGD, Dec 16, 2007
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  14. Carl G

    Carl G Guest

    Thanks guys for all the come backs.
    I will just turn off system restore and stop worrying about it.
    I have Acronis true image 10 running an image of my hard drive every 2
    weeks .
    I know there is always a first time for everything , but I haven't had to
    use either YET.
     
    Carl G, Dec 17, 2007
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