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Windows 7: System Restore


02 Jan 2010   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
System Restore

From what I read, the default is that Win 7 makes a restore place every night at midnight. I was just curious how many of these does it make? There would have to be some limit. Thanks,


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02 Jan 2010   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You might check out System Protection in the Help section, but it mentions restore points being made prior to certain events or every seven days.
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02 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
From what I read, the default is that Win 7 makes a restore place every night at midnight. I was just curious how many of these does it make? There would have to be some limit. Thanks,
You can get the exact schedule by checking the task scheduler, just type it in search to find it. Before you make yourself crazy like I did, be advised that although the schedule might say once a week or once a day, it will not maintain that schedule if you made one manually. I, also, believe that it only works when the machine is on but not being used. It will make as many, as possible with the space allocated. Then the old ones are removed as new ones are made.

I hope that I have helped and that you enjoy your Windows 7 in good health during the New Year and for many to come.
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02 Jan 2010   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

If I remember correctly, it will use around 15% of partition if it's available. Type 'adv sys' (no quotes) in the start menu search bar and hit enter to open advanced system settings. Click on System Protection tab. Choose one of your partitions and click on configure to see or change settings.
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02 Jan 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
If I remember correctly, it will use around 15% of partition if it's available. Type 'adv sys' (no quotes) in the start menu search bar and hit enter to open advanced system settings. Click on System Protection tab. Choose one of your partitions and click on configure to see or change settings.
Thanks Gary. You led me to the info. Mine was set at 5% which I guess in the default. It can be increased or decreased. I made a restore point just to see the amount of space used, it was .07 GB. It does not use much.
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02 Jan 2010   #6
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Your welcome. When I checked mine, it was set at 5% also.
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