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Windows 7: Restore points query

26 Dec 2011   #1
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Restore points query

Hi.

How can I have all restore points to persist, so they are not deleted ?


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26 Dec 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello darkhorse

Restore points will only be saved up to the amount of space you allocate to system restore. To save every restore point you would need infinite disk space. As the allocated space is filled earlier restore points are deleted to make space. - System Restore

Danny
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26 Dec 2011   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

According to Microsoft, restore points are saved until the disk space System Restore reserves is filled up. As new restore points are created, old ones are deleted. The reserved disk space can take up to 5 percent of the disk or a maximum of 10 GB of the disk space, whichever is less. So it's not possible to keep every restore point ever created.

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26 Dec 2011   #4
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi to you both.

Many thanks for fast reply to my query.

Now I increased the system restore space, and hope it will satisfy my wish.

A Merry Christmas to you both and a Happy New Year 2012 as well
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26 Dec 2011   #5
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

To you aswell darkhorse
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26 Dec 2011   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Likewise!
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26 Dec 2011   #7
darkhorse

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks M8's
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28 Dec 2011   #8
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
The reserved disk space can take up to 5 percent of the disk or a maximum of 10 GB of the disk space, whichever is less.
This is the default limit set in Windows 7.

A greater amount of reserved disk space for restore points can be manually allocated.
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