System restore points dissappearing on their own

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    sethm1

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    250 Samsung SSD with 232 GB avail.
    Just installed 10 (clean install from what was 7 Home).
    This is bugging me.
    Manual restore points seem to disappear after around 2-3 hours of being created.
    ran antivirus, malewarebytes & superantispyware.
    Plus error checking & chkdk /FC
    Yes volume shadow on auto.
    Lastly moved in System Restore config from 5% to 9%.
    Also tried a regedit creation (as it was missing): SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency - DWord at 0. But then that gets erased. With a new folder under System Restore- called error files.

    The last suggestion I found on line was to go to RUN and type in C:\windows\inf\sr.inf - well thats missing .
    If that is the culprit, I am stuck on how to fix that. I found suggestions for Windows 7 & Vista - but not 10.

    Storage Sense is disabled.

    I then uninstalled Malwarebytes & CCleaner, and also removed Aomie Backeruppe just in case that was the culprit. Then removed Webroot Secure Anywhere - now using Windows Defender. But restore points are still not saved.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    You say "Just installed 10 (clean install from what was 7 Home).
    Windows will be downloading and installing updates, as such, Windows will remove old restore points as they don't reflect on the current OS version.
    Why would you want to revert back to an old restore point. Give Windows time to update the the PC to the current version 1803.17134.137 then create a manual Restore Point.
     
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    My bad on using the word just. Its actually been 2 weeks.
    I dont see that there are any more updates. As far as i know it started with 1803.
    How or why are restore points disappearing after 3 or so hours?

    Yes its version 1803.17134.137

    My pc that had 8 and i upgraded (so that one not a clean install) has no issues with restore points.
     
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    Is Restore actually turned ON? After a clean install or major OS update Windows turns System Restore OFF by default, that will delete all logged restore points. I think MS want users to use "Reset this PC" ?
     
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    YES it IS.

    And in Services Volume shadow copy set to Automatic.

    By any chance is my account info related to my problem? Is it possible that if the PC does not recognize my Microsoft email/account info - that the system erases the restore points after 3 or so hours? Attaching a screen shot.
     

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    Any feed back on the system restore folder in Regedit ? Anything that need to be changed?
     

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    sethm1, Jul 10, 2018 at 12:56 AM
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