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Xp System Restore Points

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#1 pcman2


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Posted 09 June 2007 - 03:24 PM

Hi is there a way to chance how long system restore keeps the restore points other then for the default of 90 days as this take’s up to much disk space. I know you can delete all but the last point. but i would like to keep 30 days if possible

Edited by pcman2, 09 June 2007 - 03:26 PM.

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#2 hillbillygreek


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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:34 PM

There is two ways to do this, the first being the safest, the second being more accurate.

Right click on My Computer and select Properties then select the System Restore tab. Under Disk Space Usage move the slider to the left to reduce the amount of disk space SR uses. Clik Apply > Ok. Reduce it a little each time & check the calender in System Restore, each time you reduce the size, until you reach your mark. Or:

WARNING!! This is a Registry fix. If you are not comfortable messing with the Registry, do not try this.

Clik>>How to Backup The Registry in XP

Go to Start >Run type in regedit & find your way down to this key by cliking on the + sign to expand the folders.


Highlight the System Restore Key, right clik on the RPLife Interval key & select Modify > Decimal Base change the value to 2592000 which is 30 days. Clik Ok & close out your registry.

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Edited by hillbillygreek, 10 June 2007 - 12:26 AM.

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