System Restore in Windows 10

  VCR97 18:34 24 Aug 2017
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I was surprised to find that System Restore in W10 was disabled by default. I enabled SR but then I received the Creators Update which promptly disabled it: I then re-enabled it. Why does MS not want System Restore to be enabled?

  onthelimit1 19:48 24 Aug 2017

I have not changed any settings and when I just checked, system restore is enabled.

  hssutton 20:52 24 Aug 2017

All my recent updates have had sys restore disabled, that includes last nights update to v.1703 build 16273.1000

  VCR97 19:02 25 Aug 2017

I see no logic in disabling System Restore. It has pulled me out of the mire on more than one occasion.

  BRYNIT 09:59 26 Aug 2017
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The only logic I can find is due to the size of HDD. In laptops/tablets they tend to have a small eMMC hard drive where system restore is turned off. Example: HP pavilion x2 has a 32GB eMMC HD, to do the Creators Update you needs to connect an external USB drive to allow for the update. If system restore was tuned on as default after the update it would cause a lot of problems.

  VCR97 18:35 26 Aug 2017

BRYNIT

You could be correct. I hadn't thought about computers which use that arrangement.

  hssutton 11:27 28 Aug 2017

The weekend update as again disabled Sys Restore. Build 16275.1000

  wee eddie 15:12 28 Aug 2017

Thank you VCR97. That reminded me to check, and mine had been turned off.

  VCR97 18:42 28 Aug 2017

They could at least mention the fact. I found out by chance when Revo uninstaller failed to create the usual restore point.

  VCR97 18:48 28 Aug 2017

What other of our carefully selected options are being reversed by these updates?

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