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Windows 7: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

28 Nov 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Apophus, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Doing a repair install should fix this without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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15 Mar 2010   #11
jagooch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Are there any guides that offer a rule of thumb of how much space to allocate? I have 10% on my system (OS ) drive, and 1% on my data ( applications ) drive. However, I just guessed at these values, without any guidelines to help me decide what to set them to.

Other than the lack of guidance, this is a great tip.
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15 Mar 2010   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jagooch,

It really depends on how many restore points you would like to have stored on your computer, but I would give about 1.3GB of space for each restore point that you would like to keep + that for a new one to keep 1 older one.

I have added a note to the tutorial to help with this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Sep 2010   #13
seysearles

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
 
 

Did you by any chance find a solution to this problem Apophus?
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09 Sep 2010   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Seysearles, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you are unable to adjust the system restore storage size normally in Windows 7, then you can also use the same method for Vista in the tutorial below in Windows 7 to see if you may be able to.

System Restore - disk space - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 May 2011   #15
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Brink how can i delete shadow copy? I followed your steps in reducing the Shadow copy space to 3GB. Now i notice that the shadow copy can take up more than 3Gb of space. And there is no way i can delete it. Look at this below.


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27 May 2011   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello GradeAbra,

Yes, you can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to delete the restore points.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2011   #17
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello GradeAbra,

Yes, you can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to delete the restore points.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I had set shadow copy and restore point storage space to Maximum 3GB. Howcome it can store up to 3.5gb??
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28 May 2011   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, but if you didn't delete the previous contents (restore points) it may still show the larger allocated size until they are deleted next even though the max is 3GB now.
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28 May 2011   #19
GradeAbra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use Disk Clean up(option 2). I notice that it does not delete Shadow Copies only restore points. So how can i clean up shadow copies?
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