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Windows 7: Free space suddenly vanishing

14 Dec 2011   #11
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

ah okay, well mines disables and i have 5Gb still allocated according to the command line, can i remove it and will that give me an additional 5gb on my drive or not? i disabled restore through the GUI and gained around 8gb back already iirc

cheers

Ben


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14 Dec 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you disabled restore, it should all be gone. Where do you see the 5GBs.
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14 Dec 2011   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1994F7PT View Post
i disabled restore
That's usually a very bad decision unless it's a short-term situation where you are really in a jam for space.

System Restore is a highly valuable part of Windows. I'd give it at least 3 to 5 GB unless I was suffering with a very small drive. Even then, I'd try to find another way to save space.
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14 Dec 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

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In principle I would not disagree. But system restore is a very iffy function and often restore points vanish for no apparent reason.

For backup protection I really recommend to go with imaging (but not the windows imaging, that sucks). Restore points i keep only out of tradition hoping they stick around.
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14 Dec 2011   #15
sinbin

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

man 24 gb are you kidding me op!
get bigger drive,but wait till the prices go back to normal!
thailand flood is making hdd expensive
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14 Dec 2011   #16
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you disabled restore, it should all be gone. Where do you see the 5GBs.
i see it here, its allocated but not actually in use, is that right?



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1994F7PT View Post
i disabled restore
That's usually a very bad decision unless it's a short-term situation where you are really in a jam for space.

System Restore is a highly valuable part of Windows. I'd give it at least 3 to 5 GB unless I was suffering with a very small drive. Even then, I'd try to find another way to save space.
i have absolutely no use for restore at all, my system is stable and very minimalist. i backup once a week and take a system image after every major install/upgrade so its just wasted space that windows uses to slow down my PC :-)

cheers for the input people and sorry to the O/P for bit of a thread hi-jack but i spose any info on topic is useful!
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14 Dec 2011   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote:
see it here, its allocated but not actually in use, is that right?
That is OK. If you disabled restore, it will not use it. It is just keeping the setting in case you enable restore again.
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15 Dec 2011   #18
1994F7PT

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

cool, cheers :-) repped :-)
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15 Dec 2011   #19
Kumaranil1918

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

Wat shall i do now.. Pls suggestor help me...
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15 Dec 2011   #20
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kumaranil1918 View Post
Wat shall i do now.. Pls suggestor help me...
Comply with post number 2.
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