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Windows 7: Restore point Disk space question


04 Jan 2010   #1

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Restore point Disk space question

I have about 3 or 4 % of my drive space set aside for restore points. My question is, what happens if that space is fully taken up. Does Windows 7 delete the oldest restore point information to make way for new?


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04 Jan 2010   #2

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04 Jan 2010   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wsplawn View Post
I have about 3 or 4 % of my drive space set aside for restore points. My question is, what happens if that space is fully taken up. Does Windows 7 delete the oldest restore point information to make way for new?
Yes Windows 7 will delete the oldest restore point(s) until it has sufficient space for the new one.
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04 Jan 2010   #4

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It is always wise to give the back up partition sufficient space, so that back ups can remain on the drive for more than a few days. There have been many posts, indicating that a problem had ocurred and that SR, could not solve the problem because it did not go back far enough.

I realize that there are people out there that do not have that much room to devote for a restoration drive. My advice to them is to make a system image, put it on an external hard drive and update it once a month. In that case, whatever problem you encounter you have the ability to make things right with a current system image. In fact my advice to everyone is to follow the advice on creating a current system image. There is software out there that, in my opinion, surpasses the capability of Windows system image and it is free, Paragon

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/
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