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Windows 7: Old system restore entries - Removal?? How.

23 Mar 2015   #1
Purgatory

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Old system restore entries - Removal?? How.

On my wife's Windows 7 PC - I notice that in the system restore entries, there are approx 4 entries which date back to the time (2014) when the OS was first installed. These seem to be immovable. All later ones get added and can be removed in the normal way.
Although this does not cause any problems, it would be nice to get rid of these old entries.
Any ideas / suggestions would be welcomed.
Thanks in advance


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23 Mar 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You can use this tutorial by Brink.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Or you can use Ccleaner to remove unwanted restore points.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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23 Mar 2015   #3
Purgatory

home premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi - thanks for your prompt reply and suggestions, I have done these tweaks previously but without success.

I did however forget the removal facility via CCleaner. When I try this the restore points however do not appear on a list!
Whereas, if I go to windows system restore and navigate to where the points are shown - as soon as I click 'show more points' (or words to that effect) - behold 5 entries from June of last year are shown.

I await any further thoughts that posters may have
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23 Mar 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Take a read of this tutorial. I have never done things this way because I never needed to.
The other methods I posted has always worked for me.
Give it a read and see if you want to try it.

Shadow Copies - Delete
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