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Controlling System Restore size RRS feed

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  • Under the system properties there is an option to chose which hard drive to check for system restore. So far I turn my system restore off on all hard drives. I remember in xp you can allow how much percentage to use for system restore. I don't need it to make restore points everytime the computer starts or every day. I like to have an option where I can set the percentage of the HD.
    There is no option here, unless some where in the registry you can do that.
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 4:20 PM

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  • Hi

     

    In Vista, you configure these settings from the command line.

     

    How to adjust system restore disk space in Windows Vista:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspacev.html

     

    You also have the Disk Cleanup wizard that you can use to delete all but the most current System Restopre points, as well as clean up other temporary files.

    Here is how.

     

    Go to Start and type 'Disk Cleanup' in the search box. Press Enter.

     

    In the Disk Cleanup window, select Files from all users on this computer.

     

    Click Continue on the UAC prompt.

     

    Select the drive where Vista is installed. The wizard will calculate the amount of space that can be freed up.

     

    Leave all of the default check boxes selected.

     

    Click the More Options Tab.

     

    In the System Restore and Shadow Copy section, select the Clean Up button.

     

    In the confirmation box, select the Delete button.

     

    Click OK.

     

    Hope this helps.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 5:14 PM
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  • Hi

     

    Excellent!

     

    The maximum size will help to keep everything under control.

     

    I usually run the Disk Cleanup about once a week to keep everything optimized.

     

    Glad this helped.

     


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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 6:18 PM
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All replies

  • Hi

     

    In Vista, you configure these settings from the command line.

     

    How to adjust system restore disk space in Windows Vista:
    http://bertk.mvps.org/html/diskspacev.html

     

    You also have the Disk Cleanup wizard that you can use to delete all but the most current System Restopre points, as well as clean up other temporary files.

    Here is how.

     

    Go to Start and type 'Disk Cleanup' in the search box. Press Enter.

     

    In the Disk Cleanup window, select Files from all users on this computer.

     

    Click Continue on the UAC prompt.

     

    Select the drive where Vista is installed. The wizard will calculate the amount of space that can be freed up.

     

    Leave all of the default check boxes selected.

     

    Click the More Options Tab.

     

    In the System Restore and Shadow Copy section, select the Clean Up button.

     

    In the confirmation box, select the Delete button.

     

    Click OK.

     

    Hope this helps.

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer or Helpful button at the top of this message.
    By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 5:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the link, about delete system restore and disk cleanup I already know that. Now I have it set to 4 gigs max
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 5:48 PM
  • Hi

     

    Excellent!

     

    The maximum size will help to keep everything under control.

     

    I usually run the Disk Cleanup about once a week to keep everything optimized.

     

    Glad this helped.

     


    If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer or Helpful button at the top of this message.
    By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Saturday, September 6, 2008 6:18 PM
    Moderator