Automatic Restore Points in Windows 8


  • It seems to be common knowledge (and hundreds of forum posts) that Windows 8 will not create automatic restore points - particularly prior to update installation.

    Is anyone at MS actively working on this issue or do we have the typical MS stonewall because either no one is paying attention or more probably because they do not know how to fix it?

    My solution for now is to recommend that nobody set their machine for automatic update installation but this is indeed a sorry state of affairs.

    Saturday, February 02, 2013 12:36 AM

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  • Did you disable the task scheduler service? The restore points are created as scheduled tasks which run asynchronous to the Update installation.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, February 02, 2013 7:58 AM
  • Not intentionally but I see no task relating to system restore point in the listed tasks - how would I get back to the default setting? 

    And It's hard to believe that the many users reporting this issue ALL disabled the scheduled task. There must be some other interaction occurring.

    Saturday, February 02, 2013 11:12 AM