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'Backup settings might be out of date'

When a PC is 'restored to an earlier point in time'

When you restore your laptop or PC to a Windows System Restore point, you may get a message warning that your backup settings might be out of date. This is no reason to worry, as our Helproom Editor explains.

QUESTION When I back up my Windows 7 PC I get the following message: 'Your computer has been restored to an earlier point in time. As a result your backup settings might be out of date'. I ran sfc /scannow, which reported: 'Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations'. What could the problem be? Malc

HELPROOM ANSWER This message should not appear when performing a backup, but it's normal during a restore operation. We're assuming this is what's happening here.

The message isn't anything to worry about – it's not describing an error. It's simply letting you know that because you've restored your PC to the state it was in when you performed the backup, your backup settings will now be as they were then.

So, if you didn't have any backups scheduled at the time you made that backup, you won't have any configured now. You should check your backup settings to make sure they are correctly configured and that future backups will occur as planned.

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