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How to delete System restore points

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cjbtaylor, Dec 10, 2001.

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  1. cjbtaylor

    cjbtaylor Thread Starter

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    Ive been installing a fair amount of stuff onto my laptop and have alot of restore points being made, I just wondered if I could delete any of these points.
     
  2. Rockn

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    If this is in XP, I think it only keeps them up to a certain number of points and overwrites them automatically.
     
  3. cjbtaylor

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    Hi sorry it is XP PRO , does it keep the restore points per day, month or always, I have about 10 from 3 days ago, 6 the next day and 8 yesterday. It seems stupid to have this amount doesnt it . I know you can manually stop it,
     
  4. Rockn

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    Do they correspond to any software installations or Winoze updates? I think XP updates all the time without your knowlegde as far as system files, etc.
     
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    yes they do, but now ive got it how I want it, I would like to retrieve that disk space back. I have set a restore point to how I like it.
     
  6. kramnnim

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    You can set the amount of disk space to use for restore data...seems like Windows would overwrite the one you want to keep, though.
     
  7. cjbtaylor

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    Hi there ive worked it out now. for those that dont know,

    press windows key and then pause/break, click on system restore and tick to turn it off, a window comes up asking are you sure, click yes and it will clear all your previous restore points, then just turn it on and choose to make a restore point.


    It took me a while, just what Bill wants eh!!
     
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