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    jacky kwok Guest

    Default Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual restorepoint?

    Hi All:

    Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual restore
    point?

    When I try to disable the "Automatic restore point", Vista always prompt
    to completely stop the "System restore".

    However, actually I just want to stop the "Automatic restore point"
    creation and I want to keep the ability creating restore point manually
    when necessary.


    Thank you.

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    Jacky Kwok
    jacky@alumni_DOT_cuhk_DOT_edu_DOT_hk



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    You may have to change the frequency of formation of these automatic restore points. See WinVistaClub : Customize Windows Vista's System Restore Options. on how you can increase the gaps between their formations.

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    PaulB Guest

    Default RE: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual re

    The automatic restore points are handled by the Task Scheduler. They can be
    disabled there.
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    Paul


    "jacky kwok" wrote:

    > Hi All:
    >
    > Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual restore
    > point?
    >
    > When I try to disable the "Automatic restore point", Vista always prompt
    > to completely stop the "System restore".
    >
    > However, actually I just want to stop the "Automatic restore point"
    > creation and I want to keep the ability creating restore point manually
    > when necessary.
    >
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Jacky Kwok
    > jacky@alumni_DOT_cuhk_DOT_edu_DOT_hk
    >


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    PaulB Guest

    Default RE: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual re

    Click on the start Orb and type Task scheduler, then select it at the top.
    Select Task Scheduler Library (by clicking on the small arrow next to the
    words), then Microsoft, Windows. Then scroll down to System Restore and click
    on it. In the right hand column under Actions, click on disable. You can
    always reenable it there if you want.
    --
    Paul


    "jacky kwok" wrote:

    > Hi All:
    >
    > Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual restore
    > point?
    >
    > When I try to disable the "Automatic restore point", Vista always prompt
    > to completely stop the "System restore".
    >
    > However, actually I just want to stop the "Automatic restore point"
    > creation and I want to keep the ability creating restore point manually
    > when necessary.
    >
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Jacky Kwok
    > jacky@alumni_DOT_cuhk_DOT_edu_DOT_hk
    >


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    Paul Montgomery Guest

    Default Re: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manualre

    On Jul 30, 11:20 pm, PaulB <Pa...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > Click on the start Orb and type Task scheduler,


    "scheduler" is enough... I just tried it.

    Thanks for posting this. I just looked through the entire list of
    scheduled items. The configurability is amazing. Another reason
    Vista is better than XP.

    > then select it at the top.
    > Select Task Scheduler Library (by clicking on the small arrow next to the
    > words), then Microsoft, Windows. Then scroll down to System Restore and click
    > on it. In the right hand column under Actions, click on disable. You can
    > always reenable it there if you want.
    > --
    > Paul


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    Paul Montgomery Guest

    Default Re: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manualre

    On Jul 30, 11:20 pm, PaulB <Pa...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > Click on the start Orb and type Task scheduler,


    "scheduler" is enough... I just tried it.

    Thanks for posting this. I just looked through the entire list of
    scheduled items. The configurability is amazing. Another reason
    Vista is better than XP.

    > then select it at the top.
    > Select Task Scheduler Library (by clicking on the small arrow next to the
    > words), then Microsoft, Windows. Then scroll down to System Restore and click
    > on it. In the right hand column under Actions, click on disable. You can
    > always reenable it there if you want.
    > --
    > Paul


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    on2valhalla Guest

    Default Re: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual restorepoint?

    Sorry to bump this up, but I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to
    disable applications and windows update from creating restore points. I
    previously disabled the scheduled tasks for system restore, but I have
    found that automatic restore points are made by certain programs and
    windows updates. I am positive that A-squared spyware removal tool set a
    point on install, but i am not sure about the update. Regardless, I had
    a set restore point I wished to save, but now it is gone when i need it
    the most (due to windows keeping only the newest). I would like to have
    the ability to choose which restore points to save if i cannot disable
    the applications from creating new restore points. Is another option to
    find the actual restore file and keep that backed up on an external? Any
    help would be greatly appreciated.


    --
    on2valhalla

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    Paul Montgomery Guest

    Default Re: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual restorepoint?

    On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 14:35:10 +0100, on2valhalla
    <on2valhalla.3ehyo5@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote:

    >I would like to have
    >the ability to choose which restore points to save if i cannot disable
    >the applications from creating new restore points. Is another option to
    >find the actual restore file and keep that backed up on an external? Any
    >help would be greatly appreciated.


    Can't stop restore points being automatically set by certain programs
    and by Windows updates.

    Can't choose which one to keep.

    Can't save them elsewhere.

    The only option - and it's a good one - is to use a backup/imaging
    program like Acronis True Image to save a copy of your system when you
    have it the way you want it.

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    Bill Sharpe Guest

    Default Re: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manualrestorepoint?

    on2valhalla wrote:
    > Sorry to bump this up, but I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to
    > disable applications and windows update from creating restore points. I
    > previously disabled the scheduled tasks for system restore, but I have
    > found that automatic restore points are made by certain programs and
    > windows updates. I am positive that A-squared spyware removal tool set a
    > point on install, but i am not sure about the update. Regardless, I had
    > a set restore point I wished to save, but now it is gone when i need it
    > the most (due to windows keeping only the newest). I would like to have
    > the ability to choose which restore points to save if i cannot disable
    > the applications from creating new restore points. Is another option to
    > find the actual restore file and keep that backed up on an external? Any
    > help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >

    Restore points are cumulative. Therefore, you can't pick and choose
    among them for deletion, although you can create manual retore points
    and name them.

    Bill

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    on2valhalla Guest

    Default Re: Can Vista disable the "Automatic restore point" but keep manual restorepoint?


    > Can't stop restore points being automatically set by certain programs
    > and by Windows updates.
    >
    > Can't choose which one to keep.
    >
    > Can't save them elsewhere.
    >
    > The only option - and it's a good one - is to use a backup/imaging
    > program like Acronis True Image to save a copy of your system when you
    > have it the way you want it.



    Thanks for the recommend, seems to be a nice tool. Just for my
    inquisitive nature though, the files would have to be saved somewhere,
    therefore wouldnt it be possible to snatch a file and replace it later?
    i.e. MANUALLY saving a restore point(i stress manually)


    --
    on2valhalla

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