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Windows 7: System Restore using more than its fair share of disk space

24 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
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?



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24 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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It`s supposed to boot out older restore points to keep it at the required space you have allocated.
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24 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It's only a single drive but divided into two partitions


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29 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Bump
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30 Jan 2013   #5

Windows Home Premium (64)
 
 

I've seen that too, so I take the "Max Usage" as a guide only. I can only guess that the algorithm for deleting old SR points does not always kick in when it should, or the oldest SR point is too big or too new to be removed yet or ....

Last time I saw it, on checking a week later it had sorted itself out.
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31 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hmm, it's gone down to 4gb lol
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31 Jan 2013   #7

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

It's your choice, of course, but as for me, I quit using System Restore years ago when I discovered that it did exactly what it was supposed to do -- restored the OPERATING SYSTEM to its previous state.

After that, I turned it off and have been using image backup utilities ever since. In 10 minutes, I can make a complete image backup -- and restore it in the same timeframe.

Plus, since I don't allow Automatic Updates, I don't have to worry about drivers changing on me without notice. I always know in advance and can make a quick backup before the update.
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01 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

How the hell are you able to restore an image backup in less than 5 minutes??
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01 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't believe restore will do partial restores. So it might use a little more space to save a complete restore point. Watch it and see if it grows or gets smaller.
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