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Windows 7: Is system restore really not a good idea?

03 Nov 2014   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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I never suggest to anybody to disable system restore. On a small SSD, I might suggest decreasing the space it can consume, but I would not turn it off.

I have only just got my laptop up and running with 2 drives - an ssd for Windows and a separate normal hard drive for my date. But I notice there has been gigabytes going missing on the ssd. Would decreasing the space system restore consumes help with this?

If so, can you tell me how I would go about doing it? Also, any other tips for why my hard drive space is disappearing, even thought I have only installed a few tiny programs?

You can control how much space is devoted to System Restore at:

Control panel/system/advanced system settings/system protection tab/configure.

Move the slider you see to however many GB you want to allot to System Restore. 5 may be enough for 8 or 10 restore points.

You can also eliminate hibernation if you don't use it; that will save space equal to the amount of installed RAM.

To turn it off; go to an elevated command prompt and enter:

powercfg -h off

You could also move your page file to your regular hard drive.

You can also download Tree Size Free to see where space is being used on any hard drive from here:

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
Thank you so much for the info!

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