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Windows 7: Tried everything to get rid of "System Image Restore Points"

10 Oct 2014   #11
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Weird! For me that worked, I'm 100% sure because I spent a lot of time searching for it and was very pleased when I found that solution.

I'm guessing no one can tell exactly where that information is stored and how do delete it and therefor can't build a tool for it. But I hope I'm wrong!


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10 Oct 2014   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey Matt,

You might also see if doing this will nuke them for you.

1) Delete all WindowsImageBackup folders to delete all created system images.

2) Reset Windows Backup to default.

3) Turn off and on System Protection to clear restore points.
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11 Oct 2014   #13
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Done all that and also about 2) I did from that tutorial "To Reset Windows Backup to Default using a Reg File Download"

No result.
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11 Oct 2014   #14
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I managed to solve it and couldn't believe how easy it is!!!! I can't believe either that I couldn't find anything about this on the internet too.

For those of you wondering how I did it:

1) type in search backup and restore

2) click the manage space link


3) click change settings

4) select 'keep only the latest system image and minimum space used by backup'

Result: Your long list of image backup restore points that don't work and are long and useless to have listed are GONE!
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11 Oct 2014   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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11 Oct 2014   #16
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Why didn't you link me to this before or why didn't the previous users who tried to help me, I wonder.
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11 Oct 2014   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It just didn't click at the time, but I added it as OPTION FIVE below to help others with the same issue.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete
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11 Oct 2014   #18
Max Pen

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That is brilliant Brink. Thanks for doing that.
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11 Oct 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Max Pen View Post
Did not solve it,

Did get alot of text though in CMD;
http://i.imgur.com/GCCdXuM.png

Anyways I think you may be confused about what I need. While this issue is present in system restore it is not a restore point that is causing this issue it are multiple "system image restore points"
You specified Maxsize=5MB. It should be 5GB. That's why you got all the messages. As I told you, 350MB is the minimum.
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11 Oct 2014   #20
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Max Pen View Post
...why didn't the previous users who tried to help me, I wonder.
I tried to tell you in my first post: from Windows Backup and Restore - Manage space
And my 3rd post: The entries for a "System Image Restore Point" are different from other restore points and can only be deleted from within Backup And Restore AFAIK

but I didn't list all steps

Glad you solved it!
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