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Windows 7: Sys restore--? space

26 Dec 2011   #1
markg2

Windows 7
 
 
Sys restore--? space

The current disk stat is:
used 69.9
free 79.0
capacity 149

What is a reasonable % to allocate to sys restore?

Mark


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26 Dec 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mark,

It really depends on how much free space you have available on your HDD that you would like to use for this, and how many restore points you would like to be able to keep before the oldest ones get deleted automatically to make room for a new restore point. The average restore point could be up to around 1.3 GB or so in size.

With the above in mind, you'll just need to factor in how many restore points you create, how often you create them, and how many you would like to keep on hand in case you need to use one that is old enough to undo the current mistake made.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Dec 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by markg2 View Post
The current disk stat is:
used 69.9
free 79.0
capacity 149

What is a reasonable % to allocate to sys restore?

Mark
Ask yourself this:

If I need to use System Restore, how far back in time will I likely have to go?

Personally, I've never needed to go back more than a week. And I use System Restore at least once a month.

In fact, I usually restore to no more than a day back in time. The problem I am trying to resolve typically has shown itself in the very recent past as a result of something specific that I did.

Some advocate keeping several months worth of restore points. I don't argue with them. I guess if hard drive space is available, there is no harm done.

My system is currently set to use about 7 GB for restore points. Right now, I have 11 restore points dating back to December 6--plenty long enough in my experience.
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26 Dec 2011   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I currently have 7.5GB set aside for system restore. Its all a matter of your personal needs. With your hard drive size I would use 5-8%, but its totally up to you to decide for yourself.
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