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Windows 7: Can I delete individual "restore Points" and how ?

01 Nov 2010   #11
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Interesting. So they aren't incremental backup points? So you can remove some and not interfere with being able to restore to others that you leave, even if out of sequence?


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01 Nov 2010   #12
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Sytem restore are indvidiual points. Each one is a separate picture of your OS on the day that you made the point. You can delete all but one and that one will still function
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01 Nov 2010   #13
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It must be done from an administrator account or run as administrator.
Rich- How do you mean?

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01 Nov 2010   #14
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Right click Ccleaner.exe, run as administrator

OR

Use Ccleaner while logged into an administrator account, not a standard user account.

I assume that is what Richc46 means.


And I vote +1 for CCleaner
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01 Nov 2010   #15
richc46

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yes that is what I mean. If you are in a standard user account you cannot see the points.
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01 Nov 2010   #16
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
yes that is what I mean. If you are in a standard user account you cannot see the points.
I do not have to use an administration prompt to see the restore points or run any program on my computer. I have used a HIPS program to replace UAC starting way back in Vista could that have something to to with it because I did not set up an administrator account on my Win 7 computer?

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01 Nov 2010   #17
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

That could be. The information that I gave was from personal experience.
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01 Nov 2010   #18
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
That could be. The information that I gave was from personal experience.
Same here. I have 2 copies of Windows 7 7600 and they work differently in several ways so go figure...

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02 Nov 2010   #19
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Desslok View Post
Interesting. So they aren't incremental backup points? So you can remove some and not interfere with being able to restore to others that you leave, even if out of sequence?
Yes. Even the Windows Disc Cleanup Utility will save just the most recent restore point and delete the rest and that's all that is needed to restore the computer.

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02 Nov 2010   #20
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Yes. Even the Windows Disc Cleanup Utility will save just the most recent restore point and delete the rest and that's all that is needed to restore the computer.

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Good to know. I used to have to deal with backups many, many years ago on this old UNIX system with tape drives, and whenever we would have to restore a database, we would have to restore a once a month full copy, then all the incrementals since the full, in order. And you had better hope that you had all the tapes and they all were ok. Getting to the 30th or 40th tape and finding out it was corrupt on a couple occasions still leaves me weary of any backup solution, lol. This will save me some space on my netbook though, thanks!
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