Problem with Windows 8 restore point.

Hi everyone,

i have a dual boot system (Win7/Win8), Win8 is the default boot system.

The problem is that every time i boot Win7 the Win8 restore point are deleted so the next time i boot Win8 there are no restore point. Any idea ???


Ps. IN W7 I'm also in System Restore, many restore points system images no longer accessible and that I cause problems, as it is possible to eliminate such?

Yesterday did not allow me to save a system image, saying that the recovery disk was full, the mind were no more than 300GB free ....

E 'correct to use the same disc bakup, for both systems and that disk is set as a logical unit and not shared?



Question Info

Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 1,212 Applies to:

Hi alpha,


Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and for providing us an opportunity to assist you.

I understand that restore points are deleted automatically in a dual boot computer. I will try to help you with this issue. Meanwhile, I would like to ask you few questions.


1)      Does the automatic deletion of restore points occur with Windows 8 as well?


I have provided you with an article which might prove helpful.

No restore points are available when you use Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008-based operating systems in a dual-boot configuration together with an earlier Windows operating system



I would also suggest you to run Perform SFC (System File Checker) and see if it helps.

System File Checker Tool will try to help you in fixing all the corrupted files and folders in the computer.

Please click on the link below:


For Windows 8:

a. Right Click at the bottom left hand side corner of desktop (on Start screen).

b. Select Command Prompt (Admininistrator).

c. Type SFC /scannow and press enter.


Please let me know the status of the issue. I will be glad to provide you with the additional options available that you can utilize to get the issue resolved in Microsoft Windows.

Abdul Raqeeb Kola
Former Microsoft Senior Support Engineer/ Sr. Blogger

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