Can you set a permanent Restore point in Windows 10 or does it change every time you load a new program?

Can you set a permanent Restore point in Windows 10 or does it change every time you load a new program?
Richard BrownAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No.  And in Windows 10, all restore points are wiped out every 6 months.

So make a manual restore point when you install a new program.

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As for permanent options to resort to, look at the built-in imaging backup instead.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
As McKnife says.  A "permanent restore point" is a full image backup.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think for what you want, you need to let the revised program set a restore point (some do, some do not), or set the restore point manually. I would be hard pressed to do a full image backup every time I revise a program.
Richard BrownAuthor Commented:
How do you do a full image backup and how do you restore it.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use Acronis, Ghost, and others. That is a lot of work for what you need. Windows 10 offers in place non-destructive Repair Install so old style backups do not need to be run all that frequently
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
How to Create Image Backup on Windows 10:

Open Control Panel and go to File History.
 Select System Image Backup, on the Bottom left side of this windows.
 Change settings
 Select the Drive you want to keep the Backup files, you can select D:\
 let Windows Choose (Recommended)
 Change Schedule
Remove the tick mark of Run Backup on Schedule
 Save settings and exit.
 click on Backup now.

Note: it takes several minutes depends on your Windows size.

 Next time you want to create backup just select backup now, it will create it on D:\
 you can easily copy those files to an External hard drive and give it a date and description and do it every month.

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How to use System Image to Recover your Windows10 :

 Go to Settings > Recovery > from Advanced Startup select Restart now > TroubleshootAdvanced Options > System Image Recovery.

 Windows will restart and ask you for the location of Image files. Brows to D:\ and select your Image.

 Windows will Restore automatically to it's state in that image file with everything you had on it.
i use the free paragon  software for imaging ; fast and easy
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
How do you do a full image backup and how do you restore it ?

@Seth - this was my answer #a42433183 to the above question and I have used it many times. @Nobus's answer also was related to this question.

I'm not asking you to re-distribute the points, I added this comment only for future references.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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