Backup and Restore Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to increase or decrease the system restore point creation frequency to what you want in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Turning on system protection for a drive allows System Restore to include the drive when restore points are created so you can undo undesired system changes by reverting to a previous point in time.

System Restore monitors system changes and saves the system state as a restore point. If a system problem develops as a result of a system change, the user can return the system to a previous state using the data from a restore point.

Restore points are created to let users select a previous system state. Each restore point contains the required information to restore the system to the selected state. Restore points are created before key changes are made to the system.

Use System Restore to make restore points when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and when you create a restore point manually. System Restore does not restore user data or documents, so it will not cause users to lose their files, e-mail, browsing history, or favorites. Restoring will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was made.

If an app, command, or schedule calls to create a restore point in Windows 11, system restore will only create the restore point if no other restore point has already been created within the past 24 hours (1440 minutes) by default. Users can always manually create a restore point at any time from within the System Restore user interface though.

You can change the system restore point creation frequency to how many minutes you want instead of the default 1440 minute for System Restore to skip creating a new restore point if any restore points were created within the previous set minutes. Setting 0 minutes for unlimited will have System Restore never skip creating a new restore point.


You must be signed in as an administrator to change the system restore point creation frequency.



Contents

  • Option One: Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency using Command
  • Option Two: Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency using REG file
  • Option Three: Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Registry Editor


EXAMPLE: Default SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency warning

Default_SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency.png






OPTION ONE

Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency using Command


1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select either Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

2 Copy and paste the command below you want to use into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

(Unlimited - 0 minutes System Restore Point Creation Frequency to never skip creating a restore point)​
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore" /V "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

OR​

(Default - 1440 minutes (24 hours) System Restore Point Creation Frequency)​
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore" /V "SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" /F

3 You can now close Windows Terminal (Admin) if you like.

0_SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency.png

Default_1440_SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency.png






OPTION TWO

Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency using REG file


1 Click/tap on the Download button below you want to use to download the file below.

Unlimited_0-minutes_SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore]
"SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency"=dword:00000000

OR​

Default_1440-minutes_SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore]
"SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency"=-

2 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





OPTION THREE

Change System Restore Point Creation Frequency in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore

SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency_regedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of the SystemRestore key, double click/tap on the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD to modify it. (see screenshot above)

The SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD is not available by default.

If you do not have the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD, then right click on an empty space in the right pane of the SystemRestore key, click/tap on New, click/tap on DWORD (32-bit) Value, type SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency for the name, and press Enter.


4 Click/tap on Decimal, type in a number for how many minutes you want for the system restore point creation frequency, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default is 1440 minutes (24 hours), or delete the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD.

Entering 0 for unlimited will have System Restore never skip creating a restore point.


SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency_regedit-2.png

5 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Thanks for that. I understand frequency = every 24 hours to be a new point is created daily but in that context I do not understand 0 = unlimited. Could you explain what that means, please?
 

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Thanks for that. I understand frequency = every 24 hours to be a new point is created daily but in that context I do not understand 0 = unlimited. Could you explain what that means, please?

Hello, :-)

Sure.

By default, System Restore will only automatically create a restore point if no other restore point has already been created within the past 24 hours (1440 minutes) by default.

Setting 0 minutes for unlimited will have System Restore never skip creating a new restore point. Basically setting 0 is for no restrictions.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    Windows Defender
Thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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    Thinkpad T16 Gen 1
    CPU
    i7
    Memory
    48GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia
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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2496 x 1664
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    1 TB SSD
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    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender
Excellent article. Anyone can tell me what the difference between these 2 commands? :unsure:

▶ powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "Checkpoint-Computer -Description \"Snapshot" -RestorePointType \"MODIFY_SETTINGS\""

▶ wmic shadowcopy call Create Volume=C:\
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 LTSC (21H1)
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    Dell
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    intel i7-7600U
    Memory
    16 GB
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Excellent article. Anyone can tell me what the difference between these 2 commands? :unsure:

▶ powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "Checkpoint-Computer -Description \"Snapshot" -RestorePointType \"MODIFY_SETTINGS\""

▶ wmic shadowcopy call Create Volume=C:\

Hello Cabus, and welcome. :alien:

Both command are used to create a restore point.

The first one just includes to specify the type of restore point as "System" like in option two below.

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    1 TB SSD
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender
So, the command below is not to restore the System, just files. Is that correct?

wmic shadowcopy call Create Volume=C:\
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 LTSC (21H1)
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    Dell
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    intel i7-7600U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Hard Drives
    500 GB (Wester Digital - NVMe)
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So, the command below is not to restore the System, just files. Is that correct?

wmic shadowcopy call Create Volume=C:\

It's for creating a restore point of the Windows "C" drive.

It's basically to be able to use System Restore to select a restore point to go back to and restore system files to how they were at the time the restore point was created.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Google Chrome
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    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
And this one for what?

-Command "Checkpoint-Computer -Description \"Snapshot" -RestorePointType \"MODIFY_SETTINGS\""
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 LTSC (21H1)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    intel i7-7600U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Hard Drives
    500 GB (Wester Digital - NVMe)
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
And this one for what?

-Command "Checkpoint-Computer -Description \"Snapshot" -RestorePointType \"MODIFY_SETTINGS\""

Same as I previously posted above.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Forgive my ignorance, I have never once in my computing years looked at system restore points & I’ve not ever used a restore point.

Can windows restore points be setup to automatically save to a secondary drive? Or do I have to save these restore points manually?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3880
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    Onboard
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    All over the place
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    Silverstone 1500
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    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
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    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
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    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
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    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
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    I’m on a horse.
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    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    Laptop
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
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    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
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    …still on a horse.
System Restore has been around for so many years now, and it's been cussed and discussed so many times on so many forums, that I'm appalled at the number of people who are still Uninformed (ignorant) about it. Or even worse, know about it but refuse to use it.

System Restore is so important to me, that I use a script in my Startup Folder, to force a new restore point to be created every time I boot up my PC. @Brink
At least once a month, I find it handy to be able to use the System Restore function, to go back a day or two, to get rid of some little problem.
For the really big things, I use "Ghost Restore". System Restore affects only System related files and has no effect on Data Files.

As a working PC tech, in my own Computer business, I've taken service calls where I knew that once I got on site, I could just to a System Restore and fix the problem. Then I'd get on site and find that some $^*% *^)$ had turned System Restore OFF. Then a quickie repair could wind up taking hours.

Thanks for the information about System Restore.
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
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    Crucial, 16 GB
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    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
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    Onboard
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    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
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    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
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    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
System Restore has been around for so many years now, and it's been cussed and discussed so many times on so many forums, that I'm appalled at the number of people who are still Uninformed (ignorant) about it. Or even worse, know about it but refuse to use it.

System Restore is so important to me, that I use a script in my Startup Folder, to force a new restore point to be created every time I boot up my PC. @Brink
At least once a month, I find it handy to be able to use the System Restore function, to go back a day or two, to get rid of some little problem.
For the really big things, I use "Ghost Restore". System Restore affects only System related files and has no effect on Data Files.

As a working PC tech, in my own Computer business, I've taken service calls where I knew that once I got on site, I could just to a System Restore and fix the problem. Then I'd get on site and find that some $^*% *^)$ had turned System Restore OFF. Then a quickie repair could wind up taking hours.

Thanks for the information about System Restore.
TM :cool:
Hey mate, :alien:

Agreed. System Restore and restore points sure can help save your bacon from something recent.

I'd always recommend to also keep an updated system image for those issues System Restore may not be able to help undo.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
All I see is "0" and nothing denoting how to change the interval for creation. There are two entries (RPSessionInterval = 1; SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency = 0) in the registry, what do I enter to set the system restore point to be created ever 30 days?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro; 21H2, Build 22000.1281
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 3525
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 3250 with Radeon Graphics
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD high definition audio device; Realtek audio
    Screen Resolution
    1980x1020
All I see is "0" and nothing denoting how to change the interval for creation. There are two entries (RPSessionInterval = 1; SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency = 0) in the registry, what do I enter to set the system restore point to be created ever 30 days?
Hello mate, :alien:

"SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" is for how many minutes you want instead of the default 1440 minutes (24 hours) for System Restore to skip creating a new restore point if any restore points were created within the previous set minutes.

You would need to create a task schedule like below instead to create a restore point every 30 days.

 

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Hello mate, :alien:

"SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" is for how many minutes you want instead of the default 1440 minutes (24 hours) for System Restore to skip creating a new restore point if any restore points were created within the previous set minutes.

You would need to create a task schedule like below instead to create a restore point every 30 days.

Hi Brink,

The 30 days was just a random number, what I want is to disable completely any system automatic restore points because I had it delete one that I had created and it wasn't because the dedicated storage area was too small. What about "RPSessionInterval" setting?
 

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Hi Brink,

The 30 days was just a random number, what I want is to disable completely any system automatic restore points because I had it delete one that I had created and it wasn't because the dedicated storage area was too small. What about "RPSessionInterval" setting?

Not sure that's possible other than to disable System Protection. The system will almost always automatically create a restore point for such actions like Windows Update.
Hi Brink,

The 30 days was just a random number, what I want is to disable completely any system automatic restore points because I had it delete one that I had created and it wasn't because the dedicated storage area was too small. What about "RPSessionInterval" setting?
"RPSessionInterval" is for turning on/off System Restore like in option three below.


I suppose you could increase the storage area for restore points if available to help.
 

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"RPSessionInterval" is for turning on/off System Restore like in option three below.
I set this to "0" and System Restore is still enabled for Users. How about if I set SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency to ffffffff?
 

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    8gb
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    Sound Card
    AMD high definition audio device; Realtek audio
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"SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency" is the amount of time in minutes an automatic restore point will not be created if one was already created within that time. You can test with a longer time, but it will not 100% stop automatic restore points.

Setting "RPSessionInterval" to "0" will turn off system protection for drives.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
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    1 TB SSD
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    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
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