Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How much disk space is needed for System Restore?

12 Dec 2011   #31
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

As with anything to do with the registry you need to know what you are doing and to backup first but yes it sounds useful.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Jan 2016   #32
Lauriellen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I have most of my data on an external drive M: and have turned on system protection for that drive. I have also set up a scheduled task to make sure I have at least one RP per day.

Attachment 187912

If you right click on a folder or file and open properties. On the Previous versions tab you get a list of dates for which previous versions exist.

Attachment 187913

If you open one of these for a folder it opens in explorer from where you can access and copy any file you chose or the complete folder if you wish. It gives the state of that folder when the RP was taken.

Attachment 187914
Sorry, this is a super-old thread and my reply is unrelated (although the thread was helpful, as I'm having problems upgrading to Windows 10 and reverted back to Windows 7 and noticed I have no restore points, so I'm configuring System Restore), but I just wanted to say that your list of books is very cool. I just bought my brother a big bag of secondhand books at two stores across the street from each other in Bemidji, Minn., (Roy's Comics and Games; Books N More) and the latter store was not very organized but had about a dozen Andre Norton books at 50 cents each. The comic store books I bought were between 25 cents and $1.50. Gotta love used bookstores.

Laurie
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2016   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not rely on system restore. That can be very volatile. It is better to make a couple of images if you ever want to go back in time.

Imaging with free Macrium
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 How much disk space is needed for System Restore?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Disk space usage for system restore constantly resetting to 50% of HD
http://i.imgur.com/EvPo4HH.jpg It just keeps going back to this setting. I know about it and regularly adjust now, so it's more of just an annoyance now. But it caused me to reinstall windows twice before even thinking of this problem. I'd really appreciate any advice, and sorry if this isn't...
Performance & Maintenance
Disk space for system restore :(
Hi I hope you fine my problem i think its simple :) I want to restore my system before a week but my windows 7 restoring points just before 2 days when i searched through internet i found that i must increase the disk space of restoring but when i did just like How much disk space does System...
Performance & Maintenance
System Restore using more than its fair share of disk space
My System Restore has been allocated 3% (10GB) of disk space that it can use, but it's using more than its allocated amount - 13.32GB. Why does this happen?
Backup and Restore
There is not enough free space to restore the disk - System Restore
Running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop with 390 GB unused HD space. I want to restore to an earlier date, but I get a message: "There is not enough free space to restore the disk" even if I try to restore it to two days ago. What can I do? cb
Backup and Restore
Can't do system restore , not enough free space to restore the disk
I am trying to restore my computer because it launches into system recovery. After I get to the recovery options I tried to do system restore but it tells me there isn't enough space on the disk. Thanks
General Discussion
help needed - low disk space
My c drive has size 24 gb and when i select all items in the drive and hit the properties button the size indicated is only 12gb . Freqently the message low disk space is shown in a pop up. What should i do...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App