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System Restore Points Created on Non Win System Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by boomclart, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. boomclart

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    I have limited space on my C drive where win is installed ever since the accumulation of win updates and SP.

    I wish to turn off system restore points on that disk and use the E drive which has ample room but will setting system restore points to that drive instead of the C drive mean it only creates a copy of that particular drive... or is the answer in the actual name... will it create a restore point of my C drive on the E drive?
     
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    Restore points for a drive are created on the drive being protected. AFAIK, they can't be moved.

    To free space you can put most of the page file onto the other drive, and move documents and programs.

    You might also look into moving the Windows\winsxs and \Windows\SoftwareDistribution folders. These can easily add up to 6-8 GiB.
    Moving these is not recommended my Microsoft, so do so at your own risk, google for steps to move these.

    HTH

    Jerry
     
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    Cheers... I had seen one or two things about the winsxs... i'll certainly look into the pro's and cons of moving it.

    Temp measure really, I think the ideal solution is getting a larger raptor drive to house windows.
     
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    What is the size of your C drive?
     
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    Well being that this is Vista, I would say that you need a larger drive. I have found that the "BARE" minimum drives drive size that I like is 50 Gigs, and this is for the OS. All programs will be installed on another drive. Vista likes a lot of room.

    Is this a XP machine that has been updated to Vista?
     
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    was a clean install if i remember back... i first backed up everything onto the E drive from the XP install and sure I wiped the c drive before installing vista... i know i need to get a larger disk but just thought i'd see if there was a problem with my setup firstly.
     
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    Clean or upgrade the Vista install on a OLD XP Hardware will NEVER run like a new Vista built machine.
     
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