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Windows 7: Limited space on C: for restore points


22 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 pro 64 bit with XP Mode
 
 
Limited space on C: for restore points

Is there a way to store system restore points (System Volume Information) to an alternate disk? Windows is installed on C: and I have the registry set to default to D: but regardless, many programs either install directly to C: or after installing to D:, still use a good bit of space on C:. C: is around 87% filled to capacity whereas I have ample space left on D:. I don't have enough restore points and would like to have the restore info stored on D: where I have ample space.

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22 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Have you considered shrinking the size of the D partition and then expanding C into that space? Just a thought.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
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22 Oct 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

You could also clear any clutter from the C:\ partition by using a standard Windows Disk Cleanup, you may find some temporary files which are building up over time and taking up space on the C:\ partition.

Have you considered uninstalling any old programs which you don't use and clearing up any factory bloatware?

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

Hope this helps,

Harry
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22 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tipiford View Post
Is there a way to store system restore points (System Volume Information) to an alternate disk? Windows is installed on C: and I have the registry set to default to D: but regardless, many programs either install directly to C: or after installing to D:, still use a good bit of space on C:. C: is around 87% filled to capacity whereas I have ample space left on D:. I don't have enough restore points and would like to have the restore info stored on D: where I have ample space.
In answer to your question, the Restore Points have to go on C:
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22 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 pro 64 bit with XP Mode
 
 

LittleJay, Yes, I have given that thought, but that is a "last ditch" effort. Hoping to find a way to default the SR settings.
Harry, I keep the system pretty much cleaned with "Cleanup" and run a daily defrag. I will look at the link you posted, but as stated above, would like to default the SR settings.
Thanx to both.
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22 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
LittleJay, Yes, I have given that thought, but that is a "last ditch" effort. Hoping to find a way to default the SR settings.
I have never done that myself, so hopefully someone with more knowlege than me can help you out.
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22 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Have you deleted all your update backups ? That will give you some more space. Also, why not get rid of some old restore points ?
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23 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 pro 64 bit with XP Mode
 
 

I don't think I want to get rid of my update back-ups, just might need 'em, and as far as the restore points, in my original post I mentioned storing them elsewhere because I need more than the two or three I usually have if I need to go back in time (last time I needed a restore point, I only had one--which was corrupted).
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23 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you will need to clear some space , however you can expand the allocated space for the restore points.

type create a restore point in the start menu search and enter when the result shows.
then highlight the c: drive in the list and click configure, there is a slider to make more space allocation for your restore points.
select your size click apply then ok.
done.
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23 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 pro 64 bit with XP Mode
 
 

One of the first things we did.
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