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#1 Wee

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:42 PM

Is there a way in Vista to reduce the Restore points by reducting the percetage of drive space allowed? It seems that every nite my computer creates a restore point, and after a couple weeks is using half the drive. I can do a disk clean-up and then delete all but the current, but that bugs having to do it all the time.....Thanks for any help or 411 !!

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:58 PM

Hi Wee, a quick look on the net and I found this article that will do the job http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...usage-in-vista/
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

Sweet......My machine was set at 62.33 GB......I set it down to 8......Thanks !!!!

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:22 PM

Sweet......My machine was set at 62.33 GB......I set it down to 8......Thanks !!!!



Be very careful setting it to 8GB, vista creates a restore point at midnight every night, as well as every time you download something or restart your pc, according to the default on my pc that is. I had mine set to 3GB and could only go back about 2 days, thats useless to me, I reset mine for 37 GB on a 350GB hdd.
as long as I know where they are and how to get them back this is just added protection, I am going to look into how to set the triggers which can also be found on the link that was already given to you, but please know that I am very new to computers. just wanted to give you a liitle info that I've experienced myself.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:13 PM

hi,,, this is the link Dutch is recomending
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-windows-vista/

i have changed a few of these settings and everything is running ok, i disabled the restore every night at 24:00,,, which is pointless,, unless you leave your pc on 24/7.
good luck.
Figgis,,,, LUFC

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 02:47 PM

Huh....I changed it to 12, just for alittle extra....




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