How do I create a Restore point?


New Member
I have used Restore System countless times over many years. Today, I have no Restore points. I followed the directions to create my own by typing in

7/23/2015 11:30:00 PM

as well as other times

It will not restore from those, but rather at the current time.

I have read other threads but I have not found the answer to my question.

My Computer


Vista Guru
Are you using AVG PC TuneUp or something similar?

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    Intel Q6600
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
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New Member
I thought that I could create a Restore point from the past, like yesterday. I see that is not possible.

As far as not having any Restore points to choose from today, I have not used System Restore for a few months, but I haven't added anything new as far as that goes. I am doing everything the way I have done it for years running virus and malware scans etc.

I have never used any PC Tune Up software.

My Computer


Vista Guru
Gold Member
How much space have you set aside for restore points
open a cmd prompt and type this

vssadmin list shadowstorage /On=C:

I use a lot and you can set the size with this in cmd

vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=18GB

set the size to what you need about 10 to 15% of your hard drive would do

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    LENOVO 64734VM
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed
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