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Windows 7: Shadow Copies - Delete

29 May 2011   #19
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Shadow Copies - Delete

How to Delete Shadow Copies in Vista and Windows 7


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20 Oct 2012   #20

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Very good tutorial as usual!
I had cause to check it out recently for an error I was getting on a PC I built (not for profit) for someone. I was getting Event ID: 55 source :NTFS with a reference to VSS and drive errors, run chkdsk. Doing HDD checks inc manufacturers plus others, the HDD appeared fine. I came across people suggesting - Clear VSS; Disable: Enable to overcome the problem. It seemed to work. Clearing the VSS is critical and this tute helps. I recommend the vssadmin command line method you describe.

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20 Oct 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Thank you Michael. Image updated.
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