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Windows 7: Show all restore points

24 Sep 2013   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Show all restore points

Spent the last day reinstalling my OS along with all my software, updated everything, etc, etc. Now my PC is a (in my opinion) a pristine state.

Restore point created.

Here's my question: is it possible to show all other restore points so that I can pick and delete them discriminately. This latest restore point is one I want to hang on to above all others.


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24 Sep 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why do you want that... it doesn't reclaim you any space! All restore points are incrementals (changes since prior restore point). Do you really want to delete some restore points? Actually you are merging restore points then.

Update: it will save you same space if same block has been update in restore point
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24 Sep 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You can use ccleaner as explained here System Protection Restore Points - Delete or "System Restore Explorer" explained in same article.
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24 Sep 2013   #4
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You can use ccleaner as explained here System Protection Restore Points - Delete or "System Restore Explorer" explained in same article.
Thanks. Just what I was looking for.
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24 Sep 2013   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Spent the last day reinstalling my OS along with all my software, updated everything, etc, etc. Now my PC is a (in my opinion) a pristine state.

Restore point created.

Here's my question: is it possible to show all other restore points so that I can pick and delete them discriminately. This latest restore point is one I want to hang on to above all others.
If you want to keep a complete backup of your pristine install you should consider creating a System Backup Image.
Restore Points are not a complete backup of the C (OS) partition.
Restore Points can "get deleted" without you knowingly doing it.
Restore Points are also more susceptible to being corrupted by malware, as they are always online.

With System Backup Images you can keep them on an offline Hard Drive, and control how long you keep them.

I suggest using Macrium free, but there are many other programs you can use.

Some tutorials/threads that will help with this:
Imaging with free Macrium
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Imaging strategies
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24 Sep 2013   #6
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Spent the last day reinstalling my OS along with all my software, updated everything, etc, etc. Now my PC is a (in my opinion) a pristine state.

Restore point created.

Here's my question: is it possible to show all other restore points so that I can pick and delete them discriminately. This latest restore point is one I want to hang on to above all others.
If you want to keep a complete backup of your pristine install you should consider creating a System Backup Image.
Restore Points are not a complete backup of the C (OS) partition.
Restore Points can "get deleted" without you knowingly doing it.
Restore Points are also more susceptible to being corrupted by malware, as they are always online.

With System Backup Images you can keep them on an offline Hard Drive, and control how long you keep them.

I suggest using Macrium free, but there are many other programs you can use.

Some tutorials/threads that will help with this:
Imaging with free Macrium
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Imaging strategies
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