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Windows 7: System Protection Restore Points - Delete

08 Feb 2012   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If I want to delete my shadows, I use
Vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=300MB.
Then I start anew.


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08 Feb 2012   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello P1inkfloyd, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, if you are logged in as an administrator, then you might see of OPTION ONE will be able to enable System Restore for you to then be able to delete restore points and change the disk usage of it.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Feb 2012   #32
P1nkfloyd

Windows 64bit
 
 
Unable to Delete/Create Restore Points because of a Group Policy

Hi Brink, Thanks for answering my question.

My problem, again was that I could not delete my Restore Points or Configure Restore Points because of a Group Policy being in place and quoted within System Properties.

The following removed the Group Policy and enabled me to a) delete restore points as well as re-enabling me to create Restore Points.

1. Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe and press Enter
2. Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ SystemRestore
In the right-pane:
Delete the value DisableConfig
Delete the value DisableSR
3. Exit the Registry Editor.

In Windowsl, you can accomplish the above using Group Policy Editor as well.

1. Click Start, Run and type GPEDIT.MSC
2. Navigate to this path:
-> Computer Configuration
--> Administrative Templates
---> System
----> System Restore
3. Set Turn off System Restore to Not Configured
4. Set Turn off Configuration to Not Configured

from Gurpreet Singh J.

Robert
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09 Feb 2012   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Robert,

I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. The tutorials below will do that automaticall for others with the same issue.

System Restore - Enable or Disable

System Restore Configuration - Enable or Disable
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03 Apr 2013   #34
squirtmph

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
 
 

Thank you for all fine Image!!
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21 Oct 2013   #35
erewhon

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for that - I used the CC Cleaner method. And thanks for the reg fix that makes 8's file system usable.
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26 Sep 2014   #36
too

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Is there a way of changing the recovery file to an external hd or make a back up of windows to an external hd without all the installed applications?
I use my OS on an SSD and everything else is on a HD, but the way I know if something happens I still have to reinstall everything.
Thank you.
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26 Sep 2014   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello too,

For that, it would be best to create a system image with both drives selected and save it to where you like.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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04 Oct 2015   #38
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 
SYS RESTORE EXPLORER

Hi everyone,
I did not take the time to read all of the numerous pages of responses to this tutorial, but I stumbled onto a problem with OPTION #4 with SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER that may have been experienced by someone else other than myself.

I have a dual boot system on a single hard drive. Each system has its own separate partition obviously. I used SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER to delete individual restore points on one system of the dual boot system. It turns out that SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER not only deleted the individual restore points that I chose, but deleted ALL of the restore points on the other system of my dual boot system.

I repeated the experiment without deleting individual restore points. Simply launching SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER on one system will result in the deletion of ALL restore points on the other system.

Has anyone seen this behavior? If so is there a workaround?

HOPING for some INSIGHT!
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05 Oct 2015   #39
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by betaupsilon View Post
Hi everyone,
I did not take the time to read all of the numerous pages of responses to this tutorial, but I stumbled onto a problem with OPTION #4 with SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER that may have been experienced by someone else other than myself.

I have a dual boot system on a single hard drive. Each system has its own separate partition obviously. I used SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER to delete individual restore points on one system of the dual boot system. It turns out that SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER not only deleted the individual restore points that I chose, but deleted ALL of the restore points on the other system of my dual boot system.

I repeated the experiment without deleting individual restore points. Simply launching SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER on one system will result in the deletion of ALL restore points on the other system.

Has anyone seen this behavior? If so is there a workaround?

HOPING for some INSIGHT!
Just a NOTE:
You can reproduce this behavior on own your own machine if you have another system partition existing on the same HARD drive.. If so, install some innocuous application & attempt to delete it with SYSTEM RESTORE EXPLORER. You will find that the restore points on your OTHER SYSTEM are wiped out!

What can be done about this?
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