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Windows 7: Want To Delete Three Image Backups & A System Restore Point

03 Nov 2011   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
Want To Delete Three Image Backups & A System Restore Point

Not sure about the image backups. There are four. I would assume I can delete
the oldest three, but that's why I'm asking the question !!!
Thanks for your time !!!!!!!!!


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03 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Bej,

Using OPTION THREE or OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below will help show you how to delete specific system restore points.
System Protection Restore Points - Delete
If you created a Windows Backup, then OPTION THREE in the tutorial below will help show you how to delete a system image backup using it's "Manage Space" option.
Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups
If you only created a system image backup, then you could open the WindowsImageBackup folder and "Continue", open the ComputerName-PC folder, then delete the Backup year/month/day time folder for the image backup that you wanted to delete. The blue NOTE box at the top of the tutorial below will help show you more about what to look for with this folder to help.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Nov 2011   #3
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

I need to explain further. I have never setup "Backup." The "system image backup" is on an external HD. There are four text entries for various images I have made over the past couple of months (manually). Only one corresponds to the image on the external HD (date, etc.)
I would like to delete the text entries for the three "backups" that have been deleted, and updated, on the external HD.
Sorry for the confustion !!!
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03 Nov 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

What do you mean by a "text entry" for an image?
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03 Nov 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 



Could you also post screenshots of this to see if it may help explain what it may be better?
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03 Nov 2011   #6
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

In "System Restore" there is one restore point. When I check the "Show Other Restore Points" a second restore point shows up along with four "System Image" entries. There are NO "System Images" on the computer. There is one on an external HD. One of the entries on the computer matches the image I have on the external HD.
I simply want to get rid of the computer system image text entries for images that have been deleted on the external HD.
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03 Nov 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Using OPTION THREE or OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below will help show you how to delete specific system restore points. If listed, it should be able to delete these as well.
System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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03 Nov 2011   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I have never seen anything called a "system image" entry when I look at my System Restore points.

I don't use Windows Backup--maybe they show up in System Restore because they were generated by Windows Backup?
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03 Nov 2011   #9
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

They are "Image Restore Points" created by the previous Image files I had on the external HD.
Three of these image backups no longer exist on the external HD. This screen shot was taken
AFTER I deleted all "previous restore points."






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03 Nov 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

See my post above if you want to delete them.
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