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Windows 7: System Restore Points Being Deleted After Reboot

29 Oct 2010   #11
richc46

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29 Oct 2010   #12
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

I don't need this for now. Backups are useful if the system fails but they take space. The tutorial is really good, so if I ever decide I need to create an image, I will know how. Thanks again.
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29 Oct 2010   #13
richc46

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Your very welcome. As you notice Karl can type faster than me. But at least you know that the information is deemed appropriate by more than one.
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29 Oct 2010   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekov4ego View Post
I don't need this for now. Backups are useful if the system fails but they take space. The tutorial is really good, so if I ever decide I need to create an image, I will know how. Thanks again.
There are two kinds of people: Those who make backups and those who wish they had.

You do NOT put a backup on the very drive you want to backup.

My backups are kept on external USB drives. I would be dead in the water if I didn't make backups.
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29 Oct 2010   #15
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

I'd like to make a backup but it says it could take up to 28GB and I don't have that big flash drive. Mine is only 3,8GB or so. If there's a way I can save only the most important things with which I could restore the system should I ever need to, and it takes 3GB or less, I will make a backup.
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29 Oct 2010   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

External USB drives are NOT the same as external USB sticks.

I have a couple of exteranl usb drives. one is about 150 GB and the other 300 GB. They are small, only need power from the usb port and are both Toshiba external usb drives.
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29 Oct 2010   #17
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

Ah, yeah, I know what you're talking about. Unfortunately I can't afford an external USB drive. When I have money to spend for my PC, I think I will buy a graphics card, so that I will be able to play games in a resolution higher than 1024x768 (low settings).

If my Windows ever fails, I will re-install it. The portion it is installed on has a few programs, drivers, etc. It won't be a big deal to install them again. As to the other portion (415GB), it keeps all my important data, so it's safe there as long as the hard disk itself doesn't fail. However, I have a three-year warranty for the hard disk.
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29 Oct 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

How much Disk Space is apportioned for Restore Points at Computer>Properties>Advanced Options>SysProtection>Configure? I set it around 20% if I have the HD space to spare. You'll then have more points hang around longer.
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30 Oct 2010   #19
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

10%, 5GB... the points from yesterday are still there. I think the space was the problem... it seems OK now.
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30 Oct 2010   #20
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

The space the system restore points are using keeps getting more and more even if there aren't new points. It seems there are other things that the system does in order for the points to be kept for longer, and those things need space. I think the 1,5GB by defaults weren't enough, because everything is fine now.

The problem is solved, thanks a lot for the help, guys.
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