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#1 softeyes

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:01 PM

Hello!

 

New computer, Windows 10, 1703 Creators Update.

 

 

A. Interesting. The default settings for system protection is off! Unless otherwise directed, I feel that these drive protection settings need to be on. Yes/No

 

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B.  Disk Space Usage: what would you recommend for usage bytes?

 

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​I appreciate your direction. Thank you!


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:39 PM

Softeyes,

 

          I have never been able to explain why System Protection/System Restore arrives on some new machines turned on and others turned off.  It used to be universally "on" and my only theory is that certain manufacturers have chosen to turn it off for their default Windows 10 install images.

 

          When it's turned on I simply allow Windows to manage the Disk Space Usage unless there's some good reason not to do so.

 

           I agree that I always want System Protection to be "on," even though my experiences in using System Restore have met with variable success, sometimes just depending on which restore point I choose.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:17 PM

I think you may find that Home versions its off by default although it still does have shadow copies even though it says off when ever a major update is installed it creates a snap shot.

Its just not displayed by default when using previous versions tab (This is why you use ShadowExplorer to restore files/folders).

In the Pro & Enterprise versions i believe its on by default.

 

As far as size, i normally allow 10 GIG on my 120 GIG SSD drive but i also dont allow the physical RAM to be matched in pagefile.sys so that sames me 16 GIG of space on the HDD.



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:41 PM

@britechguy: thank you SO much for your reply. You make perfect sense and I appreciate that. I configured the settings to "on"...I feel much better now!  :) 

 

 

 

 

I think you may find that Home versions its off by default although it still does have shadow copies even though it says off when ever a major update is installed it creates a snap shot.

Its just not displayed by default when using previous versions tab (This is why you use ShadowExplorer to restore files/folders).

In the Pro & Enterprise versions i believe its on by default.

 

As far as size, i normally allow 10 GIG on my 120 GIG SSD drive but i also dont allow the physical RAM to be matched in pagefile.sys so that sames me 16 GIG of space on the HDD.

 

@ JohnnyJammer: 

I thank you for your efforts, your information I highlighted in blue is way over my head! I'm totally lost about any previous versions tab, and I sure would not know how to use ShadowExplorer?

Your discussion about RAM and pagefile.sys, leaves me perplexed? 

 

I feel as though I'm in good shape for now, until the next surprise.. .. .. off go!  :guitar: 



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 07:37 PM

...I'm totally lost about any previous versions tab, and I sure would not know how to use ShadowExplorer?...

This is for Windows 7 but it explains native Windows Previous Versions.This explains how to use ShadowExplorer To Recover Lost Files and Folders.
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