I frequently (every couple of days) create restore points on my Windows systems to trigger the "file versions" aspect of the file system. Using the UI there are a large number of keyclicks to get to the place where you can create the manual restore point. I figured out that the applicable applet is: SystemPropertiesProtection.exe; so I tested it on the Run... command (from the Start menu) and all worked fine.
So I next created a shortcut and on my 32 bit windows 7 system this also worked fine. However, when I took the shortcut to my Windows 64 bit system (and adjusted for the different location of the executable), it brings up the dialog, but the "System Protection" tab is missing! I can't use the shortcut. However, if I revert to the Run Command it works fine!
What's going on? Why the difference?