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System restore size doesn't "Stay put."

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mint, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Mint

    Mint Flightless Bird

    I set my System Restore size to 1 percent of my hard drive.

    But when I go back and check it's size, it's back to Windows default
    of 12 %.

    This behavior adds a lot of time to my defrag program because it's
    moving all those unneeded system restore points.

    Is this a bug or can it be fixed?

    Thanks.
     
  2. LD5SZRA

    LD5SZRA Flightless Bird

    Do you actually need to have system restore set on your system? I
    haven't used it AT ALL since I bought my dad bought me my own
    first PC and Laptop in 2001 (I was 10) with Windows XP
    pre-installed! It is not what MVPs make out to be because it
    doesn't actually do anything special to your system.

    If I were you, I would disable it and save 12% of HD space.

    hth


    Mint wrote:
    >
    > I set my System Restore size to 1 percent of my hard drive.
    >
    > But when I go back and check it's size, it's back to Windows default
    > of 12 %.
    >
    > This behavior adds a lot of time to my defrag program because it's
    > moving all those unneeded system restore points.
    >
    > Is this a bug or can it be fixed?
    >
    > Thanks.


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  3. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Mint wrote:
    > I set my System Restore size to 1 percent of my hard drive.
    >
    > But when I go back and check it's size, it's back to Windows default
    > of 12 %.
    >
    > This behavior adds a lot of time to my defrag program because it's
    > moving all those unneeded system restore points.
    >
    > Is this a bug or can it be fixed?
    >
    > Thanks.


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  4. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    But, you're not him and you give ridiculous advice.
    Of you haven't used system restore you either don't know how or don't use
    your computer.
    Especially since you're a college plebe.
    "LD5SZRA" <LD5SZRA@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4BDB5696.43DD52E0@discussions.microsoft.com...
    >
    > Do you actually need to have system restore set on your system? I
    > haven't used it AT ALL since I bought my dad bought me my own
    > first PC and Laptop in 2001 (I was 10) with Windows XP
    > pre-installed! It is not what MVPs make out to be because it
    > doesn't actually do anything special to your system.
    >
    > If I were you, I would disable it and save 12% of HD space.
    >
    > hth
    >
    >
    > Mint wrote:
    >>
    >> I set my System Restore size to 1 percent of my hard drive.
    >>
    >> But when I go back and check it's size, it's back to Windows default
    >> of 12 %.
    >>
    >> This behavior adds a lot of time to my defrag program because it's
    >> moving all those unneeded system restore points.
    >>
    >> Is this a bug or can it be fixed?
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > --
    > THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
    > KIND. LD5SZRA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR
    > IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
    > FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL LD5SZRA
    > OR ITS ASSOCIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
    > INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF
    > BUSINESS PROFITS OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF LD5SZRA OR ITS
    > ASSOCIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
    > DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
    > LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL
    > DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY.
    >
    > Copyright LD5SZRA 2010.
     
  5. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    How much disk space do you have?
    "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:355e1df9-070b-4281-9132-c212903649e2@q30g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
    >I set my System Restore size to 1 percent of my hard drive.
    >
    > But when I go back and check it's size, it's back to Windows default
    > of 12 %.
    >
    > This behavior adds a lot of time to my defrag program because it's
    > moving all those unneeded system restore points.
    >
    > Is this a bug or can it be fixed?
    >
    > Thanks.
     
  6. luke7

    luke7 Flightless Bird

    "Unknown" wrote:

    > How much disk space do you have?
    > "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:355e1df9-070b-4281-9132-c212903649e2@q30g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
    > >I set my System Restore size to 1 percent of my hard drive.


    160 Gb.
     
  7. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    How much does 'Mint' have?
    "luke7" <luke7@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:D688ED77-C72B-4ECC-8B4D-DC1178870187@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Unknown" wrote:
    >
    >> How much disk space do you have?
    >> "Mint" <chocolatemint77581@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:355e1df9-070b-4281-9132-c212903649e2@q30g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
    >> >I set my System Restore size to 1 percent of my hard drive.

    >
    > 160 Gb.
    >
    >
     

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