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Lost Gigabytes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by NICK MEALE, May 28, 2010.

  1. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    XP,Home Edition,SP3

    Hello there,
    After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6 times in an
    effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free
    memory space..Does all this restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I have
    to remove programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
     
  2. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >
    > Hello there,
    > After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6 times in an
    > effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free
    > memory space..Does all this restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I have
    > to remove programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
    >
    >


    How many partitions do you have? Are all of them set to be monitored by
    system restore? How much space is allotted for system restore? Have you
    tried removing all but the latest system restore points?

    --
    Alias
     
  3. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    NICK MEALE brought next idea :
    > XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >
    > Hello there,
    > After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6 times in an
    > effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free memory
    > space..Does all this restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I have to
    > remove programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick


    Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
    http://www.windowsreference.com/win...ystem-restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/

    Clean out your temps, use > ATF Cleaner
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/ATF-Cleaner.shtml
    http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ATF-Cleaner-Screenshot-32740.html
    http://www.atribune.org/
    http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25
    Forum
    http://www.atribune.org/forums/
    Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    Under Main choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you use Firefox browser
    Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    click No at the prompt.
    If you use Opera browser
    Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    click No at the prompt.
    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the
    bottom of each menu.
    This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you
    have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different
    directory first.
    Notes for Windows Vista users:
    On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows
    Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator" This program is for
    Windows 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista! ( I have it installed on W7 )



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  4. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    Am I going to get my gigabytes back if I turn off system restore...Also,I
    want to stay at the restore date I am using now as the the pc works okay on
    this date?...Will I lose this date?..Thanks,Nick
    "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:htpm0u$11i4$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    > NICK MEALE brought next idea :
    >> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>
    >> Hello there,
    >> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6 times in
    >> an effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free
    >> memory space..Does all this restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I
    >> have to remove programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick

    >
    > Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
    > http://www.windowsreference.com/win...ystem-restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/
    >
    > Clean out your temps, use > ATF Cleaner
    > http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/ATF-Cleaner.shtml
    > http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ATF-Cleaner-Screenshot-32740.html
    > http://www.atribune.org/
    > http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25
    > Forum
    > http://www.atribune.org/forums/
    > Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    > Under Main choose: Select All
    > Click the Empty Selected button.
    > If you use Firefox browser
    > Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    > Click the Empty Selected button.
    > NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No
    > at the prompt.
    > If you use Opera browser
    > Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    > Click the Empty Selected button.
    > NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No
    > at the prompt.
    > Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    > For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the
    > bottom of each menu.
    > This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have
    > some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different directory
    > first.
    > Notes for Windows Vista users:
    > On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows Temp"
    > ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator" This program is for Windows
    > 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista! ( I have it installed on W7 )
    >
    >
    >
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  5. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    Just C: and maximum space has been allowed for restore point but the pc has
    always been as such from day one and I have not changed any
    settings...Wasn't a need til recently.I will mention that while using the
    restore recently it always took from 2-3 hours which is weird..In the
    distant past I remember it would take about a half hour...Thanks,Nick
    "Alias" <aka@maskedandanymous.org.invalido> wrote in message
    news:htpjc8$q29$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > NICK MEALE wrote:
    >> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>
    >> Hello there,
    >> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6 times in
    >> an
    >> effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free
    >> memory space..Does all this restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I
    >> have
    >> to remove programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
    >>
    >>

    >
    > How many partitions do you have? Are all of them set to be monitored by
    > system restore? How much space is allotted for system restore? Have you
    > tried removing all but the latest system restore points?
    >
    > --
    > Alias
     
  6. Johnw

    Johnw Flightless Bird

    NICK MEALE used his keyboard to write :
    > Am I going to get my gigabytes back if I turn off system restore...Also,I
    > want to stay at the restore date I am using now as the the pc works okay on
    > this date?...Will I lose this date?..Thanks,Nick
    > "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:htpm0u$11i4$1@adenine.netfront.net...


    No need to turn it off, just reduce the size, look at the last image on
    the link I googled for.
    http://www.windowsreference.com/win...ystem-restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/



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  7. Bill in Co.

    Bill in Co. Flightless Bird

    Every time you run System Restore, you do use up more disk space (to add
    those new restore points), up to the maximum amount alloted (in the
    settings), at which point the oldest ones will be overwritten.

    NICK MEALE wrote:
    > XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >
    > Hello there,
    > After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6 times in
    > an
    > effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free
    > memory space..Does all this restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I
    > have
    > to remove programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
     
  8. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:-OU%23FGVr$KHA.5168@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    NICK MEALE <nmeale78@earthlink.net> typed:
    > XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >
    > Hello there,
    > After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5
    > or 6 times in an effort to improve my pc I seem to have
    > gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free memory space..Does all this
    > restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I have to remove
    > programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick


    Up to the point of the amount of space allocated for it, yes. You didn't
    mention your drive size but the REstore is defaulted to something like 12%
    of disk space? Not sure of number bit it's substantial.
    Your disk is too full; you need a larger disk at least. Adjusting the
    restore points space will only be a bandaid; you'll shortly be out of space
    again. Once a disk is 3/4 full you're starting to push things and slowdowns
    get more noticeable.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  9. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    When you do a system restore, the registry is saved which allows you to undo
    the restore. This of course
    requires disk space. Since your computer is running properly, I suggest you
    run disk cleanup with the
    option of clearing all but the latest system restore. Then run defrag.
    When the next system restore is recorded it will save your current operating
    condition.


    "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:-OSQMvbs$KHA.5536@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Am I going to get my gigabytes back if I turn off system restore...Also,I
    > want to stay at the restore date I am using now as the the pc works okay
    > on this date?...Will I lose this date?..Thanks,Nick
    > "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:htpm0u$11i4$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    >> NICK MEALE brought next idea :
    >>> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>>
    >>> Hello there,
    >>> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6 times
    >>> in an effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of
    >>> free memory space..Does all this restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I
    >>> find I have to remove programs in order to fragment my
    >>> disk...Thanks,Nick

    >>
    >> Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
    >> http://www.windowsreference.com/win...ystem-restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/
    >>
    >> Clean out your temps, use > ATF Cleaner
    >> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/ATF-Cleaner.shtml
    >> http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ATF-Cleaner-Screenshot-32740.html
    >> http://www.atribune.org/
    >> http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25
    >> Forum
    >> http://www.atribune.org/forums/
    >> Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    >> Under Main choose: Select All
    >> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >> If you use Firefox browser
    >> Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    >> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click
    >> No at the prompt.
    >> If you use Opera browser
    >> Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    >> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click
    >> No at the prompt.
    >> Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    >> For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the
    >> bottom of each menu.
    >> This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have
    >> some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different
    >> directory first.
    >> Notes for Windows Vista users:
    >> On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows Temp"
    >> ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator" This program is for Windows
    >> 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista! ( I have it installed on W7 )
    >>
    >>
    >>
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    >
    >
     
  10. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:-OB36Eg0$KHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Unknown"
    <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote:

    > When you do a system restore, the registry is saved which allows you
    > to undo the restore. This of course
    > requires disk space. Since your computer is running properly, I
    > suggest you run disk cleanup with the
    > option of clearing all but the latest system restore. Then run defrag.
    > When the next system restore is recorded it will save your current
    > operating condition.


    For the longer term, go to system properties and adjust the amount of
    disk space that can be used to save system restore data.

    It's allocated as a percentage of the disk size and with today's huge
    disks the default value can amount to tens of gigabytes of essentially
    useless data.

    >
    > "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:-OSQMvbs$KHA.5536@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Am I going to get my gigabytes back if I turn off system
    >> restore...Also,I want to stay at the restore date I am using now as
    >> the the pc works okay on this date?...Will I lose this
    >> date?..Thanks,Nick "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:htpm0u$11i4$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    >>> NICK MEALE brought next idea :
    >>>> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>>>
    >>>> Hello there,
    >>>> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6
    >>>> times in an effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb
    >>>> to 3 gb of free memory space..Does all this restoring consume
    >>>> gigabytes?..Now I find I have to remove programs in order to
    >>>> fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
    >>>
    >>> Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
    >>> http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/turn-off-or-reduce-system-
    >>> restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/
    >>>
    >>> Clean out your temps, use > ATF Cleaner
    >>> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/ATF-Cleaner.sht
    >>> ml
    >>> http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ATF-Cleaner-Screenshot-32740
    >>> .html http://www.atribune.org/
    >>> http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&
    >>> Itemid=25 Forum
    >>> http://www.atribune.org/forums/
    >>> Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    >>> Under Main choose: Select All
    >>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>> If you use Firefox browser
    >>> Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    >>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>> click
    >>> No at the prompt.
    >>> If you use Opera browser
    >>> Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    >>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>> click
    >>> No at the prompt.
    >>> Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    >>> For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at
    >>> the bottom of each menu.
    >>> This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you
    >>> have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a
    >>> different directory first.
    >>> Notes for Windows Vista users:
    >>> On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows
    >>> Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator" This program is
    >>> for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista! ( I have it installed on W7 )



    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  11. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Why tell me? Why on earth do you say 'useless data'?
    "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D87785ACC6EDVeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    > In news:-OB36Eg0$KHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Unknown"
    > <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote:
    >
    >> When you do a system restore, the registry is saved which allows you
    >> to undo the restore. This of course
    >> requires disk space. Since your computer is running properly, I
    >> suggest you run disk cleanup with the
    >> option of clearing all but the latest system restore. Then run defrag.
    >> When the next system restore is recorded it will save your current
    >> operating condition.

    >
    > For the longer term, go to system properties and adjust the amount of
    > disk space that can be used to save system restore data.
    >
    > It's allocated as a percentage of the disk size and with today's huge
    > disks the default value can amount to tens of gigabytes of essentially
    > useless data.
    >
    >>
    >> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >> news:-OSQMvbs$KHA.5536@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> Am I going to get my gigabytes back if I turn off system
    >>> restore...Also,I want to stay at the restore date I am using now as
    >>> the the pc works okay on this date?...Will I lose this
    >>> date?..Thanks,Nick "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:htpm0u$11i4$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    >>>> NICK MEALE brought next idea :
    >>>>> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Hello there,
    >>>>> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6
    >>>>> times in an effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20 gb
    >>>>> to 3 gb of free memory space..Does all this restoring consume
    >>>>> gigabytes?..Now I find I have to remove programs in order to
    >>>>> fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
    >>>>
    >>>> Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
    >>>> http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/turn-off-or-reduce-system-
    >>>> restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/
    >>>>
    >>>> Clean out your temps, use > ATF Cleaner
    >>>> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/ATF-Cleaner.sht
    >>>> ml
    >>>> http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ATF-Cleaner-Screenshot-32740
    >>>> .html http://www.atribune.org/
    >>>> http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&
    >>>> Itemid=25 Forum
    >>>> http://www.atribune.org/forums/
    >>>> Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    >>>> Under Main choose: Select All
    >>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>> If you use Firefox browser
    >>>> Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    >>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>>> click
    >>>> No at the prompt.
    >>>> If you use Opera browser
    >>>> Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    >>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>>> click
    >>>> No at the prompt.
    >>>> Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    >>>> For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at
    >>>> the bottom of each menu.
    >>>> This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you
    >>>> have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a
    >>>> different directory first.
    >>>> Notes for Windows Vista users:
    >>>> On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty "Windows
    >>>> Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator" This program is
    >>>> for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista! ( I have it installed on W7 )

    >
    >
    > --
    > Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  12. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:uDulse1$KHA.1068@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Unknown"
    <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote:

    > Why tell me?


    I'm "telling" anybody who's reading this thread, including the OP.

    > Why on earth do you say 'useless data'?


    Just how useful is a restore point from 6 months ago, my top-posting
    friend?

    > "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D87785ACC6EDVeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    >> In news:-OB36Eg0$KHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Unknown"
    >> <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote:
    >>
    >>> When you do a system restore, the registry is saved which allows you
    >>> to undo the restore. This of course
    >>> requires disk space. Since your computer is running properly, I
    >>> suggest you run disk cleanup with the
    >>> option of clearing all but the latest system restore. Then run
    >>> defrag. When the next system restore is recorded it will save your
    >>> current operating condition.

    >>
    >> For the longer term, go to system properties and adjust the amount of
    >> disk space that can be used to save system restore data.
    >>
    >> It's allocated as a percentage of the disk size and with today's huge
    >> disks the default value can amount to tens of gigabytes of
    >> essentially useless data.
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:-OSQMvbs$KHA.5536@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Am I going to get my gigabytes back if I turn off system
    >>>> restore...Also,I want to stay at the restore date I am using now as
    >>>> the the pc works okay on this date?...Will I lose this
    >>>> date?..Thanks,Nick "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:htpm0u$11i4$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    >>>>> NICK MEALE brought next idea :
    >>>>>> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Hello there,
    >>>>>> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6
    >>>>>> times in an effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20
    >>>>>> gb to 3 gb of free memory space..Does all this restoring consume
    >>>>>> gigabytes?..Now I find I have to remove programs in order to
    >>>>>> fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
    >>>>> http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/turn-off-or-reduce-syste
    >>>>> m- restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Clean out your temps, use > ATF Cleaner
    >>>>> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/ATF-Cleaner.s
    >>>>> ht ml
    >>>>> http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ATF-Cleaner-Screenshot-327
    >>>>> 40 .html http://www.atribune.org/
    >>>>> http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2
    >>>>> 5& Itemid=25 Forum
    >>>>> http://www.atribune.org/forums/
    >>>>> Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    >>>>> Under Main choose: Select All
    >>>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>>> If you use Firefox browser
    >>>>> Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    >>>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>>>> click
    >>>>> No at the prompt.
    >>>>> If you use Opera browser
    >>>>> Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    >>>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>>>> click
    >>>>> No at the prompt.
    >>>>> Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    >>>>> For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at
    >>>>> the bottom of each menu.
    >>>>> This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if
    >>>>> you have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a
    >>>>> different directory first.
    >>>>> Notes for Windows Vista users:
    >>>>> On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty
    >>>>> "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator" This
    >>>>> program is for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista! ( I have it
    >>>>> installed on W7 )

    >

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  13. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    If you happen to need it, it is extremely useful. However, you have to have
    an enormous sized HD
    to have one six months old.
    "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D879099A291AVeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    > In news:uDulse1$KHA.1068@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Unknown"
    > <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote:
    >
    >> Why tell me?

    >
    > I'm "telling" anybody who's reading this thread, including the OP.
    >
    >> Why on earth do you say 'useless data'?

    >
    > Just how useful is a restore point from 6 months ago, my top-posting
    > friend?
    >
    >> "Bert Hyman" <bert@iphouse.com> wrote in message
    >> news:Xns9D87785ACC6EDVeebleFetzer@207.46.248.16...
    >>> In news:-OB36Eg0$KHA.3176@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl "Unknown"
    >>> <unknown@unknown.kom> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> When you do a system restore, the registry is saved which allows you
    >>>> to undo the restore. This of course
    >>>> requires disk space. Since your computer is running properly, I
    >>>> suggest you run disk cleanup with the
    >>>> option of clearing all but the latest system restore. Then run
    >>>> defrag. When the next system restore is recorded it will save your
    >>>> current operating condition.
    >>>
    >>> For the longer term, go to system properties and adjust the amount of
    >>> disk space that can be used to save system restore data.
    >>>
    >>> It's allocated as a percentage of the disk size and with today's huge
    >>> disks the default value can amount to tens of gigabytes of
    >>> essentially useless data.
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "NICK MEALE" <nmeale78@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    >>>> news:-OSQMvbs$KHA.5536@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Am I going to get my gigabytes back if I turn off system
    >>>>> restore...Also,I want to stay at the restore date I am using now as
    >>>>> the the pc works okay on this date?...Will I lose this
    >>>>> date?..Thanks,Nick "Johnw" <johnmattmel@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:htpm0u$11i4$1@adenine.netfront.net...
    >>>>>> NICK MEALE brought next idea :
    >>>>>>> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Hello there,
    >>>>>>> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5 or 6
    >>>>>>> times in an effort to improve my pc I seem to have gone from 20
    >>>>>>> gb to 3 gb of free memory space..Does all this restoring consume
    >>>>>>> gigabytes?..Now I find I have to remove programs in order to
    >>>>>>> fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Turn off or reduce system restore to save hard drive space in XP
    >>>>>> http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/turn-off-or-reduce-syste
    >>>>>> m- restore-to-save-hard-drive-space-in-xp/
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Clean out your temps, use > ATF Cleaner
    >>>>>> http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/ATF-Cleaner.s
    >>>>>> ht ml
    >>>>>> http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/ATF-Cleaner-Screenshot-327
    >>>>>> 40 .html http://www.atribune.org/
    >>>>>> http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2
    >>>>>> 5& Itemid=25 Forum
    >>>>>> http://www.atribune.org/forums/
    >>>>>> Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    >>>>>> Under Main choose: Select All
    >>>>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>>>> If you use Firefox browser
    >>>>>> Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    >>>>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>>>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>>>>> click
    >>>>>> No at the prompt.
    >>>>>> If you use Opera browser
    >>>>>> Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    >>>>>> Click the Empty Selected button.
    >>>>>> NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please
    >>>>>> click
    >>>>>> No at the prompt.
    >>>>>> Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
    >>>>>> For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at
    >>>>>> the bottom of each menu.
    >>>>>> This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if
    >>>>>> you have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a
    >>>>>> different directory first.
    >>>>>> Notes for Windows Vista users:
    >>>>>> On Windows Vista that "Windows Temp" is disabled, to empty
    >>>>>> "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator" This
    >>>>>> program is for Windows 98/ME/2K/XP and Vista! ( I have it
    >>>>>> installed on W7 )

    >>

    > --
    > Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  14. NICK MEALE

    NICK MEALE Flightless Bird

    Thank you...Nick
    "Twayne" <nobody@spamcop.net> wrote in message
    news:-O8rFwqz$KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > In news:-OU%23FGVr$KHA.5168@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl,
    > NICK MEALE <nmeale78@earthlink.net> typed:
    >> XP,Home Edition,SP3
    >>
    >> Hello there,
    >> After switching restore points back and forth I would say 5
    >> or 6 times in an effort to improve my pc I seem to have
    >> gone from 20 gb to 3 gb of free memory space..Does all this
    >> restoring consume gigabytes?..Now I find I have to remove
    >> programs in order to fragment my disk...Thanks,Nick

    >
    > Up to the point of the amount of space allocated for it, yes. You didn't
    > mention your drive size but the REstore is defaulted to something like 12%
    > of disk space? Not sure of number bit it's substantial.
    > Your disk is too full; you need a larger disk at least. Adjusting the
    > restore points space will only be a bandaid; you'll shortly be out of
    > space again. Once a disk is 3/4 full you're starting to push things and
    > slowdowns get more noticeable.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >
     

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