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Windows 7: System restore exceeds max quota

11 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 professional x64
System restore exceeds max quota

Hi All,

Does anyone know what might cause this issue? I have defined max usage for the system restore to be ~46 GB, but suddenly Win7 reports that it's using 62 GB? (see the attached pic below)

I have had quite many installations lately, and Win7 tends to create new restore point for each installation, but shouldn't it be able to erase older restore points away? Or is there some rule that overrides the max quota setting that restore points has to be remained for a certain period of time?

regards, karote

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Dec 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Karote, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Was it already at 62GB before you set to 5% (46GB)? If so that would be why it's showing that.

If you do not think that you will need your current set of restore points and previous versions, then you could click on the Delete button them to clear and reset this and have it only use the max of 5% (46GB) again.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 professional x64

This issue is solved. And I did nothing. It seems that the removal of the old system restore points is a bit slow process and the system allows them to exceed the maximum usage value temporarily. As said, the computer made the clean-up by itself at some point yesterday. Now it's back within the specified limits.


My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Dec 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's great news Karote. Thank you for posting back with your results and findings.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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