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Disk Space Usage for System Restore - How much is enough?


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#1 Inset irises

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:50 PM

Hi,

I have a 250gb hard drive with Disk Space Usage for System Restore currently set at 12%...

recommendations?

Thanks

Dave

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:42 PM

My suggestion would be to NOT count on System Restore for an unsupported O/S with any number of vulnerabilites...but to use any known software program to make and store routine backups of the system.

 

I believe that 3d-party software does a better job of being reliable...than the Windows SR function.  Just my opinion.

 

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:43 PM

What recommendations are you looking for? If you want to set SR Disk Storage at 12% that is fine; you could also lower it depending on how many restore points you feel comfortable with. I run XP Pro on a 120gig with SR storage set at 8%. All I use it for are a few games. Depends on if this is your main drive or not and what you use it for.


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:56 PM

It's the only drive on my PC.  I was asking because the drive is filling up and

I saw that the slider was at the top of the range.

hamluis, are you talking about copying the entire contents of the drive to

a new drive with one of programs that does that (I don't recall the name,

but they all seem to have "chron" in the name.)



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:24 PM

All that I am saying...is that I consider Windows System Restore function...to be less-than-reliable as a backup mechanism.  Users gamble that it will work "properly" when they need it...some users don't realize that it is different from software which makes an image/backup of all files on the partitions designated.

 

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 09:40 AM

XP's system restore is not as sophisticated as Windows 7 and up and not as dependable. However, XP has a really great feature called Repair Reinstall, where you can use a retail XP system disk of your version of XP to do an extensive repair/restore of all registry and critical system files. In its heyday, I used it many times when major crashes rendered Windows inoperable, or even when I could boot into Windows but major features would not work. Why Microsoft did not incorporate that into later versions of Windows I have no idea-Even Windows 98 had a Repair Reinstall feature. Windows 7 has a watered-down version, but it can only be run from within Windows itself so if Windows7 cannot be booted you are out of luck.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 07:25 AM

Rollback Rx will allow you to set your amount of space you use up with the snapshots; even with the free version. If you want an alternative to Windows System Restore that can manage space better I'd say yeah Rollback.



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Posted 12 September 2016 - 07:42 AM

I use already for years = 0 bits

In fact, if I installed the first Windows 8, from that time it is so, because since then is such a thing meaningless waste.


Edited by kaljukass, 12 September 2016 - 07:50 AM.





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