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Windows 7: System Image restore points--How to delete

28 Oct 2011   #1

Win 6 Ultimate 64 bit
System Image restore points--How to delete

Hi, I use Win 7, 64 bit and have some System image Restore points with type as Backup. I have tried to delete the same by cc cleaner etc. But the problem is that these system image restore points do not show up in CC cleaner. I can only see them when I go to Control Panel--Recovery--Open system restore--show more restore points. The description is " system Image Restore Point" and type is backup.

I was wondering whether I can delete these without effecting my ability to execute system image restore in future and how much of GB do they utilise?

I have nearly 4 of them way back to July 2011 and would like to recover my HDD space if I am not going to get adversely affected.

I also use Macrium reflect disk imaging and backup software and are these points related to the Macrium software by any chance.


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28 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Have you checked System Properties?


You can always delete unwanted restore points by switching system restore off, rebooting your computer, and then re-enabling system restore if you still want to use it.

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28 Oct 2011   #3

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

In CCleaner , click tools > System restore .... it will delete all but the last one . Select and remove

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28 Oct 2011   #4

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Here is a good tutorial System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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