Windows 7 - How to create installation of the 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 had only a restore point and that was created after the installation of Norton.

Under XP, I had restore points created every day, automatically.

How to configure the creation of automatic system restore points in Windows 7 Pro?


Hello Mikeoncamano,

Welcome to the Microsoft Answers site

Turn on or turn off System Restore

System Restore regularly changes made 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. You can enable restoring the system for other disks by turning on system protection for these disks.

You can not turn on protection system for a disc is formatted by using the FAT or FAT32 file systems.

To turn on System Protection

Open system by clicking Start , right-clicking computer, and then click Properties.

In the left pane, click system protection.  If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Under Parameters of Protection, 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 on restore system settings and previous versions of the file.

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

Click OK, and then click OK again.

Kind regards

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

Disable your Norton protection system and check if she created the restore point...

Microsoft technical support

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