Windows 7 - How to setup creation of automatic system restore points

After installing Norton 2010 Security Suite, my hp officejet pro 8500 printer stopped printing. When I tried to do a system restore, I found that I only had one restore point and that was created after the Norton installation.

In XP, I had restore points created daily, automatically.

How do I setup creation of automatic system restore points in Windows 7 Pro?
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Hello Mikeoncamano, 

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Turn System Restore on or off

System Restore regularly tracks changes to your computer's system files and uses a feature called system protection to create restore points. System protection is turned on by default on the hard disk that Windows is installed on. You can turn on System Restore for other disks by turning on system protection for those disks.

You can't turn on system protection for a disk that's formatted using the FAT or FAT32 file systems.

To turn on System Protection

Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.

In the left pane, click System protection.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Under Protection Settings, click the disk, and then click Configure.

Do one of the following:

To be able to restore system settings and previous versions of files, click Restore system settings and previous versions of files.

To be able to only restore previous versions of files, click Only restore previous versions of files.

Click OK, and then click OK again.

Regards,

It will create restore points automatically when there are  changes made to the computer or Windows.

Disable your Norton system protection and check if it creates restore point..

 

Bharath
Microsoft  Support

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Last updated April 6, 2020 Views 55,971 Applies to: