Windows 10: Update left me with no System Restore ability

Discus and support Update left me with no System Restore ability in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I cannot create a System Restore File/point. I have read instructions on setting the restore point but none are correct for 10. Screenshots [img]... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Georgz, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Georgz Win User

    Update left me with no System Restore ability


    I cannot create a System Restore File/point. I have read instructions on setting the restore point but none are correct for 10.
    Screenshots

    Update left me with no System Restore ability [​IMG]


    Thank you for any help you could send my way-

    :)
     
    Georgz, Mar 1, 2016
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  2. PetePorro Win User

    Windows 10 updates keep turning off system restore thus deleting previous restore points!

    Wait, did I read this right? We can't save system restore points any longer? I don't care if an old one drops off. Had a power failure, system moved all the front window icons into a pile on the left. I went and looked, "system restore set off".

    Turned on, set a restore point.

    Two days later, all the icons are piled on the left again. Look... no system restore points, it's turned off again. Repeated: turned on again, set manual restore point. This morning, no system restore points.

    Someone just tell me, in plain English, has Microsoft removed the ability for any system restore points? How do I save the configuration which gets lost when there's a system lock up or power failure? HOW?

    If the ability to do this function is disabled, why is that option still available in system settings?
     
    PetePorro, Mar 1, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 May 2016 update

    The update is KB3156421.

    I have not set system restore points. I read the instructions and they exceeded my technical abilities.
     
    CharlesBookman, Mar 1, 2016
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  4. Private Win User

    Update left me with no System Restore ability

    Private, Mar 1, 2016
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  5. Georgz Win User
    I select local Disc (C), Right click, go to properties. I do not see "configure." What am I missing?
     
    Georgz, Mar 1, 2016
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  6. b1rd Win User
    Hi Georgz,

    You had it in your first screen shot (See below)

    Also, I understand that with some updates System Restores can become disabled (with to me too) so it's a good idea to make periodic checks.




    Update left me with no System Restore ability [​IMG]
     
    b1rd, Mar 1, 2016
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  7. Georgz Win User
    The option is not available

    Update left me with no System Restore ability [​IMG]
     
    Georgz, Mar 1, 2016
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  8. b1rd Win User

    Update left me with no System Restore ability

    Not sure if this is why, but make sure that the Volume Shadow Copy service is running.

    Click Start, type services.msc and press Enter.
    In the services window, search for Volume Shadow Copy and right click on it.
    Select Properties and under this window make sure the service is started and under startup type it is set to Automatic. Click Apply and OK.
     
    b1rd, Mar 1, 2016
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  9. Georgz Win User
    Thank you for the precise directions. It was indeed set to manual.
     
    Georgz, Mar 1, 2016
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  10. b1rd Win User
    Just to confirm that System Restore is working now? I know I indicated to set it to "automatic" which is what's recommended, however I have mine set to "manual' and it still works fine. I mainly wanted to be sure that yours was not disabled.
     
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