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using 2 much memory?


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#1 polarpimp

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:07 PM

my vista has used about 50 gigs in the last month. i hav only installed about 4 new programs? could ther b any malware at hand

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 08:22 PM

Try using this .cmd file. Run it from a command prompt with admin privileges

@echo off
echo --
echo -------------- Resizing Restore Point Max to 16 GB
echo --
echo --
vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=16GB


Just paste the lines in an editor and save it as SetRestorePointMax.cmd

Change the Maxsize= to how ever many GB of disk space you want to use
for restore points. It will automatically delete the old ones until the remaining restore points fit in the allotted space.

Edited by MilesAhead, 28 July 2009 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:30 PM

Using defraggler (and possibly another third party defragger) causes windows vista's system restore to go crazy and star saving like crazy, or something like that. You may want to erase your points to see if thats it (just turn off system restore, and then turn it back on). Maybe use the vista defragger. Maybe. I know defraggler has this issure, not sure about the other ones.
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