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Windows 7: How much memory should be assigned to the restore point?

30 Jun 2015   #1
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How much memory should be assigned to the restore point?

How much memory should be assigned to the restore point?

Total memory = 4 GB and 16 GB


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30 Jun 2015   #2
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Hi:

I'm not sure what you mean by assigning "memory" to a restore point.
Do you mean how much "disk space" to allot?

There are some recommendations here:
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
(Brink's recommendation there is ~1.3 GB per restore point.)

Hope this helps.
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30 Jun 2015   #3
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
Hi:

I'm not sure what you mean by assigning "memory" to a restore point.
Do you mean how much "disk space" to allot?
Yes, I was thinking incorrectly. I should have said 250 GB disk space total. I picked 4GB for three restore points.
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30 Jun 2015   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Keep your eye on how many restore points you can get out of 4 GB. It varies, depending on the configuration of your PC. There's a reasonable chance you can get more than 3 points from 4 GB.

I normally get about a dozen from 6 or 7 GB, dating back 3 or 4 weeks. If you think you might have to restore to a point from last November, you'll need to increase the space allotted. It's hard for me to imagine that I'd need to restore to a date more than a couple of weeks ago, at most.
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