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Windows 7: System Restore Points Being Deleted After Reboot

29 Oct 2010   #1
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 
System Restore Points Being Deleted After a Day or so

I have had this problem ever since I installed my Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I did a clean install, and everything is perfect, I haven't had problems with the system, but I think it's good to have restore points for the times when, and if, I need it, so I ask for help till it's not too late.

I googled the problem and saw that it is a very common problem for Windows 7. Nevertheless, I haven't yet found a proper solution for it. The space I am using for storing restore points is, by defaults, 3% of the portion of the hard disk -- 1,5GB.


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29 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Increase the allowed space a bit. I think it will work.
You have your system image, shadow copies, and backup and restore points. I think a bit more space is needed.
You can use the software windirstat to see how the space is used.
http://windirstat.info/
You can put the cursor (or click) over any partition etc, to get more inforamtion
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29 Oct 2010   #3
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

I just noticed it wasn't after rebooting, I don't know when it happens, but I have only two restore points now and they are after updates I installed an hour ago.

Thanks for the reply. It's 5GB now... I will just wait a day or two since I don't know when the restore points are being deleted.
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29 Oct 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekov4ego View Post
I have had this problem ever since I installed my Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I did a clean install, and everything is perfect, I haven't had problems with the system, but I think it's good to have restore points for the times when, and if, I need it, so I ask for help till it's not too late.

I googled the problem and saw that it is a very common problem for Windows 7. Nevertheless, I haven't yet found a proper solution for it. The space I am using for storing restore points is, by defaults, 3% of the portion of the hard disk -- 1,5GB.
That is a very small amount of space to reserve for system restore points.

What is the size of the drive on your system?

Some of these super-duper speedup-cleanup your computer programs will delete restore points. If you are using one of those, then cease and desist from such immediately if not sooner.
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29 Oct 2010   #5
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

The portion is 50GB and I have 22GB free, and no, I am not using cleanup programs.
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29 Oct 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've got 11 GB set aside for restore points, but I never come close to using it all since when I feel my system is stable AND I've got a fresh system image backup, then I reduce the space to zero, restart, and bring the space backup and create a restore point.

How much space you need or want depends on how far back you think you may need to backup. Since I make frequent system image backups, then really 5 GB is plenty for my needs.
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29 Oct 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

A defrag can potentially delete restore points. Any automatic defrags set?
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29 Oct 2010   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've heard of DisKeeper doing that but never the built-in windows defragger or the SysInternals CONTIG program.
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29 Oct 2010   #9
nekov4ego

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7601 SP1)
 
 

I can make the space for restore points even more, and reduce it sometimes to 1-3% so that the most recent won't be deleted. For now, I will try if 5GB are enough. If it doesn't work, I will ask for another suggestion, but it should be something like this, because I didn't have any problems with the installation or the system so far.

How do I make system image backup? If it is the space Windows Setup chooses when you install the Windows, I think I have 100MB.

I am not using programs for defragmentation, nor am I using programs for fixing registry problems. I have been using this PC for two months.
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29 Oct 2010   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

First read this excellent tutorial and then if you still have questions, we will have a common ground to stand on.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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