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Windows 7: How To Get Rid Of Old System Restore Point Entries


08 Oct 2012   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
How To Get Rid Of Old System Restore Point Entries

There are five System Image Restore Points I want to delete. The images either no longer exist (I deleted them off an external drive) or they were never created (just starting the process creates an entry).
I believe I started a similar thread a couple of months ago with no resolution.
Hoping for a conclusion this time.



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08 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bej,

The tutorial below can help show you how to delete them or any one you like.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Oct 2012   #3
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

I believe this is what happened the last time I posted this problem. I went through all three of the four methods previously, without success. I tried System
Restore Explorer but I wasn't presented the System Image Backup entries.
Here is a screen shot after going through all four methods.
Any other possibilities ?


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08 Oct 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry, I missed that these were restore points from a created backup/system image.

As a test, see if doing step 4 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to delete all system images may remove these entries as well.

Backup User and System Files - Delete Backups
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08 Oct 2012   #5
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

The Capture.jpg shows the entries I see. No system images or backups actually exist since I have the original install disk and don't mind going through reinstall if necessary.
I'm just trying to get rid of the entries I see since they don't exist.
Also, the Manage Space I do not see because there has never been a real backup.
I guess I was hoping someone had noticed where the entries exist.
Think this thread needs to end.
Appreciate all your time and effort.
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08 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've got a lot of those SIRPs too.
Dates back to almost a year ago. Must be a Windows 7 thing.

A thread about the same thing.
[Resolved] What is a System Image Restore Point? - WindowsBBS Forum
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08 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You could try Ccleaner/Tools to remove restore and backups. I do it Brink's way and use Ccleaner at times.
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08 Oct 2012   #8
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Well, I can look at the dates of the system images and be thankful I haven't had to use one or reinstall the OS because of a virus, etc.

Works for me...
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08 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If you run Disk Cleanup, there is a choice under "more options" to delete all but the most recent restore point.

I have no idea how well it works--I've never used it.
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08 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

ignatzatsonic
I have used it and it worked well.
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