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W10 update deleted restore points, shut off restore prog.

We have a Lenovo Ideapad 100, Model 80QQ, purchased a few months ago. It was set up to automatically create restore points, and was set up as a metered connection so that updates couldn't be automatically downloaded and installed. However, tonight, in the middle of working on a Word document, the laptop restarted itself and a window said updates were being downloaded and installed. I couldn't stop it, so I let it run and, when it was done, I tried to restore the computer to a point before the update. Imagine my surprise to find that the restore program had been shut off (apparently by the update) and all restore points deleted! Also, the "metered connection" button was still turned on! Does anyone know what was going on here and how I can prevent it in the future? Thanks in advance.

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Just a thought. What AV are you using?

Dafydd.

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If It Was The Anniversary Update...

..which was originally released in August but some aren't seeing till now because metered connections slowly download the update file over time. If that's the case, then the Anniversary Update is actually a new version of Windows 10. The version number goes fro 1511 to 1607. As such, the update is more like a complete reinstall of Win10 and therefore all previous Restore Points are removed and you start from the beginning again. Lots of other things need to be re-set because the update is much like a new install. In addition, many are seeing that SR is turned off after the update. You simply need to re-enable it to start it up again, but the old restore points are gone.

In regards to the "metered connection" setting, let's just say it's not foolproof.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: much like a new install

I'm inclined to say "too much like a new install".

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