Reasons of Missing Windows® 7 Restore Points
Do you want to know the reasons due to which restore points disappear in Windows 7 and different ways to resolve the issue? Read on.
System restore in Windows 7 is the facility provided by Microsoft in Windows based system to bring it back to its earlier state after any major change in it. System restore process cannot change the personal files, documents, photos and more in your system. It is a very flexible utility as it allows you to undo the operation if you cannot fix the problem using system restore operation. System restore can reset the system files, system programs and registry settings in your system and this utility is powerful to change the scripts, executable files and other batch files in your system. Restore points are the points up to which this utility restores the system and are created by operating system when there are any major changes like installation of a driver program or any other changes in registry. But in Windows operating system you can create the restore points manually. Operating system automatically deletes the old restore points when a new one is created.
Given below are the reasons due to which Restore Points disappear in Windows 7 and tips to resolve the issue:
- Running out of disk space
- Turn off the utility manually
- Upgradation of operating system
Running out of disk space
Restore points are stored safely in hard disk of your system. Automatic deletion of restore points in Windows 7 can be because of absence of disk space in your system. When there is no space in hard disk, restore points are deleted to make free space in hard disk. But system can show warning that the free disk space is small and you can make some free space to prevent the deletion of restore points.
Turn off the utility manually
Manual turning off of the restore points can cause deletion of restore points. While you manually put this utility off, you can see the warning message that you turned off the system restore utility. But when the utility is again on check points are being created and monitoring starts again.
While you upgrade the Windows 7 operating system or when you reinstall the Windows 7 operating system, your restore points are deleted. That is by using the system restore utility you cannot go back to the previously installed operating system. So reinstallation of Windows 7 needs to be done wisely.
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