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Windows 7: Restore Point (How Many)

06 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Restore Point (How Many)

I went into my restore points and I have about 30 of them so how many do I really need?

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06 Aug 2009   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golden039 View Post
I went into my restore points and I have about 30 of them so how many do I really need?
Just the most recent, say one week.

Robert
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06 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You can lower the amount of disk space allocated to system restore and that will effectively lower the number of restore points that will exist in your system at any given time.
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06 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
You can lower the amount of disk space allocated to system restore and that will effectively lower the number of restore points that will exist in your system at any given time.
Right click on the "My Computer" icon and select "Properties".

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06 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

You should really only need about 2 or 3. The more you have the more disk space it is using.
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06 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertcrowther View Post
You should really only need about 2 or 3. The more you have the more disk space it is using.
Right, and the way to automatically limit the number of restore points that can exist in your system at any one time is to simply reduce the amount of disk space that system restore is allowed to use in the manner illustrated in one of the previous posts above.
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18 Jun 2012   #7

Win 7 Pro
 
 

One person replied enough for about a week, and another replied 2-3.

What if a person creates 2-3 per day, or maybe 1 per day? Should they go by the time or the total number? The lower quantity of the two, or the larger?

Let's say they are loading up a new computer with software and are creating a restore point before they install some applications.
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18 Jun 2012   #8

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It is really a personal choice. There are a number of questions you should ask yourself. How many do you feel comfortable with? Do you also image? Do you use Previous Versions?
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