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Windows 7: Shadow storage size

14 Jul 2011   #1
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 
Shadow storage size

Acer Aspire 7741Z
Win 7 Home Premium. SP1.
4 GB ram memeory ( 3.68 usable ).

This tutorial says :
System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
By default, Windows 7 will allocate 10% of your total C: drive/partition size to be used to store system restore points in this allocated disk space. This allocated space will no longer be available as free space.

This will show you how to adjust the maximum disk space used for system protection in Windows 7.

My computer was bought May 25th this year. I have not touched the storage size limit.
Just found out the size limit is set at 2%.
No problem so far. Restore points go as far back as May 25th.
Apparently 2 % is enough. Still, just wonder if it is a tad low ?

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14 Jul 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'd say it's fine. It may only be 2%, but it's still a huge 11.63 GB.

You could push it to 5%, which will then give you 25 GB for shadow storage, more than enough I'd say. 10% may be Microsoft's norm, but with today's huge hard drives, it does seem rather excessive.
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14 Jul 2011   #3
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can use CCleaner or system restore manager (both 3rd party tools) to view individual restore points, then decide.

(Option Three) System Protection Restore Points - Delete

How much space depends on how reliant one is on SR. Many people dont use SR at all, relying on images to restore to working condition, should something go wrong. Also like any other tool, SR may fail occasionally. I would say you can keep the current space if you think its low and supplement it with imaging.
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14 Jul 2011   #4
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I'd say it's fine. It may only be 2%, but it's still a huge 11.63 GB.

You could push it to 5%, which will then give you 25 GB for shadow storage, more than enough I'd say. 10% may be Microsoft's norm, but with today's huge hard drives, it does seem rather excessive.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
You can use CCleaner or system restore manager (both 3rd party tools) to view individual restore points, then decide.

(Option Three) System Protection Restore Points - Delete

How much space depends on how reliant one is on SR. Many people dont use SR at all, relying on images to restore to working condition, should something go wrong. Also like any other tool, SR may fail occasionally. I would say you can keep the current space if you think its low and supplement it with imaging.

Thank you to both repliers.

Sorry Bill12,
I just gave rep points to the 15th person. Need 16th before you can have my rep points.
You don't need rep points anymore, anyway. You are past that point.
ha ha ha
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