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Size of allocated system restore space?

Q: Size of allocated system restore space?

I was just curious, does the size you specify for allocated system restoration space have anything to do with the Windows boot menu option for reverting to a previous time when settings worked?

I am curious how that works since you do not actually get a restore time selection unless you actually successfully boot up into Windows.

Thanks.

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A: Size of allocated system restore space?

Um what?

Actually I was asking if the amount of system restore space you chose has any relation to the "last known good configuration" in the XP boot menu.




For instance, will XP have a better chance of finding a last known good configuration if you have system restore set to a larger portion of the harddrive?

I am not sure if the "last known good configuration" option has anything to do with system restore or not....

Thanks!

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I have 8gb of space allocated to System Restore, all monitoring my C partition only. This space is always at least 85-90% used according to the System Protection screen. In the past I have had at least 15 restore points to choose from after ticking "show more restore points." But today I went to do a restore and there were only 7 points, despite almost the full 8gb allocation being shown as nearly full, as usual.

This is happening despite relative consistency in the size of my C partition at about 60gb. As always, I have the "restore system settings and previous versions of files" option chosen. And I've checked to ensure none of the drive's other partitions were inadvertently added to monitoring.

I've had Windows 7 for about three months, and saw a similar situation about two months ago. At that point I turned off System Restore and turned it back on, and things returned to normal. But now it's happening again, and this time I don't want to lose the Restore Points I currently have. Besides, the fact that this is happening makes me both curious and uncomfortable.

I've been creating 60% of my restore points manually. Is it possible those, for some reason, use a lot more space than automatically-generated points?

Would appreciate any ideas on what could be going on, and how to address it.

A:Allocated System Restore space holds far fewer restore points now

I suspect that one of your more recent restore points is taking more than the usual amount of space. This can vary widely. This could be due to a newly installed application or some kind of update.

On the few occasions I have used system restore it has always been the most recent restore point. The further back you go the more likely it is that the restore will fail or cause more problems than it solves.

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Hey guys, quick question. I just allocated more space to my system restore to ensure that when i back up files/docs there will be sufficient space. But does the allocated space for system restore affect at all how much space is allocated for backup? If not, i will would like to turn back down the allocated space for the restore. Dont want too many restore points Thanks alot for the input!

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Service Pack 1
Computer is ASUS laptop
4 gb of ram
64 bit system

A:Does allocated space for sys restore affect allocated space for backup

System restore data is kept on your primary partition, backup data would need to be stored on another partition or better still - another drive, so the answer is no.... but that said if you're asking will the space allocated for System Restore affect drive imaging backups, then the answer is it will increase the size of the backup images...

That said, why would you need to operate both System Restore and Drive Imaging?

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I have allocated approx 18gb of space for system restore and it is currently sitting around 12gb.
My question is, why do I only have 2 days worth of system restore available? When there is still more space, I would expect it to go back a bit further and the way that I understand it, Windows 7 keeps storing them until it is out of allocated space.
Anyone know what is going on?
Thanks!

A:Restore Points Disappearing: Allocated Space Still Available. Why?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huza


I have allocated approx 18gb of space for system restore and it is currently sitting around 12gb.
My question is, why do I only have 2 days worth of system restore available? When there is still more space, I would expect it to go back a bit further and the way that I understand it, Windows 7 keeps storing them until it is out of allocated space.
Anyone know what is going on?
Thanks!



If they are 6 gigs each and you have two=12 gigs your space 18. One more wont fit.

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I did a system restore on my computer due to a driver misbehaving that was not allowing me to boot at the normal speed. After the restore, I attempted to delete some files that I had previously deleted because I needed to make some space on that drive. Before the deletion I had 24.6 gigabytes of free space on a drive that contained 57 gigs of info. Now when I go to my computer and click on the C: icon in order to assess the statistics, I notice that the amount of free space has changed to 53.3 gigabytes of info. However, all the programs and some of the data I had originally are all in place.

Can someone show me or give me a hint as to what happened and how to restore this disk to the original amount of free space.

Here are my specs:
Soyo Mobo PX400Ultra
Zenith Data systems CRT monitor
560 Watts Thermaltake Power supply
GEforce MX400 video card
Audigy 2 sound card
Primary IDE is c: 57 gigabytes HDD (the one that shows the difference in free space)
Secondary IDE Lite-On DVD RW drive
Terciary IDE: RAID 0 array containing 2 60 Gigs HDDs configured as G:
Thermaltake wireless keyboard and mouse
USB devices and LAN have been disabled in the BIOS

I did run Spybot and corrected a few problems.

Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.
kshroben.
 

A:Size of free space on HDD has changed after system restore

If everything is working, why do you want to have less free space?

Sounds like you got rid of 20GB of junk. Be happy I say.
 

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I'm trying to summarize here. I Googled this topic and found bits and pieces about how to do it, but not all together at once.

Original Q & A:

Q: "I have system restore set with an unbound upper limit, is this going to cause any problems later?"

A: "It depends on whether you need the hard drive space that you set for it as it fills up. As the space you set fills up, older restore points will automatically be deleted to make room for the new ones, so you shouldn't have a problem at all."

Now, as for viewing or changing the allocated HD space for System Restore Points, the only thing I can find is doing it via command prompt.

I won't go into what the command prompt is or anything because anybody who is worried about the size of System Restore Points probably knows their way around the command prompt and the Registry as well.

Anyway, to sum it up:

At the command prompt (Admin), to see the currently allocated space type: vssadmin list ShadowStorage

As in:
C:\Windows\System32>vssadmin list ShadowStorage

You will get an output like this:
...
Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 1.291GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 1.563GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 11.25GB

Sizes you see listed as well as sizes you can enter are in KB, MB, GB, TB, and up.

As you can see, 1.29GB is currently in use on my system.

To change the amount of used HD space: (increase or decrease)

vssadmin Resize /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=4GB

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A:Limit System Restore Size/Hard Drive Space Low

I just paste this into cmd.

vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /Maxsize=18GB

and to view what it is currently set at

vssadmin list shadowstorage /On=C:

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Hi. I installed windows 7 on C Drive. previously it was on drive D. After a fresh install, im unable to convert the un- allocated space to a usable drive.
Please check the screen shot. The HDD also contains a lot of un allocated free spaces.

Using Partition Wizard, i tried checking whethter the un allocated drive 48.89 gb contains errors. it found that it contains systems files of the previous windows installation. But My computer shows it as complete 48.89 Gb.

A:HDD Un Allocated Space

This is Windows 7 and not eXPired. You don't need all of those small logical drives. In Windows 7, there are libraries and userprofile folders to help you organize your data.

Can't you simply add that space to the right of you C onto the C by extending the C?

Let me look back at your diskmanagment map again for further recommendations.

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i have no allocated space on my harddisk but i have some free space {not allocated}tell me how can i convert my free space into allocated space. i want to install dual operating system on my laptop.but i have no allocated space on my hard disk.please help me

A:allocated space

Go to Start/Search and type diskmgmt.msc Right click the diskmgmt icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Disk Management window, take a screen shot and attach it in your next post.
If the Free Space, (Bright Green color), is part of an Extended Volume (Darker Green border) you would have to copy all of the files in the other partitions that are in the Extended Volume to a different drive, then delete all partitions within the Extended Volume. Then you can right click the Unallocated Space,and choose to create a New Simple volume

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Hi All, I am new with MSA 2040.I've created volumes and mapped each volumes to the controllers.What am failing to understand is what does Allocated indicated on the volumes?    RegardsEric

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Recently my old 180gb HD died on me, causing me major trouble because even though I have another 1TB HD in my PC, it's half full with data I don't want to lose.

I searched google, but I only found answers how to partition the drive if I still have sufficient unallocated space left or how to allocate unallocated space.

I apparently need to do the opposite, so that I can create a new partition in that unallocated space for a new windows partition (now I only have 7MB unallocated, but 500GB free space).

Is there a way to do this or otherwise create a new partition (20-50GB) on my 1TB drive without destroying the data on it?
 

A:How to UNallocate already allocated space?

As far as I know, there is no way to unallocate space without deleting the data on it.
 

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Is there a program like WINDIRSTAT that I used in vista to tell me where my space was being used - listed all the progs files etc and how much space they took .

Maybe there is something in 8 that already does this

Any comment / suggestions
 

A:Solved: how is my space allocated ?

Hello mikeysaling,

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It's a free program that does exactly as you describe.

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Greetings;
I have a 500GB HDD currently partitioned into 2 (C: and D: )drives.

I want to do something pretty common, which is extend a nearly full C drive (from the current 50GB to 100GB) and shrink the remaining partition (D drive) by the same amount.

I tried using Disk Management and shrunk D by 50GB but when I went to extend C it couldn't because the free space wasn't directly to the right of the C drive (though it was technically to the right of the drive which pissed me off a little because all these threads are saying you can do it if the free space is to the right of the drive and that's not entirely accurate. It must be space immediatly to the right of the drive you want to extend (not to the right but separated by another logical partition).
Since the whole purpose in having the D drive in the first place was to hold the kids large game files, there are approx 75GB of games on it.

Here's my sitch:
I want to use Disk management to do this; not some other 3rd party software.
I have another separate HDD (E: ) with 250GB of free space on it.

Can I just move the contents of the D drive onto the E drive temporarily; delete the D partition; extend the C part.; then rename the remainding space to D, move everything back in and expect the kids games to work as they had before? Or will the registry get screwed up?

If you are an IT pro and you think there's a better way to do this, by all means.. I'm all ears.

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Extending C drive into space currently allocated to D

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tongwa



Here's my sitch:
I want to use Disk management to do this; not some other 3rd party software.
I have another separate HDD (E: ) with 250GB of free space on it.

Can I just move the contents of the D drive onto the E drive temporarily; delete the D partition; extend the C part.; then rename the remainding space to D, move everything back in and expect the kids games to work as they had before? Or will the registry get screwed up?

If you are an IT pro and you think there's a better way to do this, by all means.. I'm all ears.

Thanks in advance for your help


There is an easier way to do it.

But you have rejected it with your first condition stated above.

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All  I  want to do is delete w-10 and  re-install w-7.   and  then the recovery drive to original factory mirror image.

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Hello guys. The partition from which I boot (C: ) is very large, and only 25% of it is occupied. I would like to shrink the partition, but there's a large allocated space that remained in the same position (at the end of the partition) through several defragmentation attempts (I use Auslogic Disk Defrag). Therefore the partition doesn't shrink.

How can I move that allocated space to the end of the occupied space in that same partition?

Franco
 

A:Moving the allocated space to shrink a partition

Use a better partition management program that can reallocate data.
 

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Running Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop with 390 GB unused HD space.

I want to restore to an earlier date, but I get a message: "There is not enough free space to restore the disk" even if I try to restore it to two days ago.

What can I do?
cb

A:There is not enough free space to restore the disk - System Restore

Hi, abredt.
Could you kindly attach a screenshot of Disk Management displaying all drives and partitions?
Thanks

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I use System Restore often when downloading new programs, after running security scans, etc. and set a good point to go back to. I have also turned System Restore off and back on again to remove old points that may have had a problem in them and also to save space on System Restore.

Recently went to do a System Restore and received a screen after clicking "next" to restore it to a specific point, that I've never seen before and have been using this computer for 3 years (Vista Home Basic 32 Bit).

Question 1:
My computer is 1 TB - how can I not have enough free space to restore the disk? Is this telling me that if I have a problem with my computer that I will not be able to Recover my system? How/Why did this change and what do I need to do?

Question 2:
Local Disk C: (System) says "Ready to restore" ... but it grayed out. I don't recall it being grayed out in the past, but perhaps I just didn't notice because I've never had the big CAUTION "!" show up before. Am I able to go ahead with a System Restore even though it is grayed out?

Thanks for any help/advice.

A:System Restore indicates: Not enough free space to restore the Disk?

Hello Windey,

That error means that the "RECOVERY" partition doesn't have enough free space left on it to use as working space to do the system restore on.

You should turn off system protection for the "RECOVERY" partition since it saves the shadow copy of that partition on that partition. This will delete all restore points on the "RECOVERY" partition.

You should never save anything to the "RECOVERY" partition since this is your Vista factory recovery partition. If anything should happen to the "RECOVERY" partition, you would no longer have any way to reinstall Vista unless you created a set of factory recovery discs as a backup.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am trying to restore my computer because it launches into system recovery. After I get to the recovery options I tried to do system restore but it tells me there isn't enough space on the disk.

Thanks

A:Can't do system restore , not enough free space to restore the disk

Also I have been trying to fix this for 1 month

Anyone who can help will receive rep

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Hi, I have lost the most used account on my Vista system. About 300 Gb of data is still on the disc and I can even access the desktop with a remote desktop login to that PC as an administrator rights user. So it is all there.
One thing though, the original user name - lets say it is "mary" - has been recreated and "mary" directories with a standard login now have hardly anything in them. The old "mary" directories are still there somewhere but invisible except on remote login or accessing the drive as a slave on another PC.
So I just want to get the original "mary" account back please. Is there a utility? The system restore was turned off so I can't use that.

Thanks

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I know that HDD manufacturer's use one unit of measurement while OS's use another unit of measurement for HDD disk capacity. I expect my "500GB" drive to have about 465 GB of actual free space. Yet Windows, DISKPART, and (3) different hard drive testing software programs all indicate that the actual free space on the *used HDD I am installing is reported at 371 GB.

The drive shows up in Windows Disk Management as signed and initialized and sized as 371 GB. I thought there might be a hidden partition or a shadow copy of some kind on the drive, but I found nothing. I ran the drive through the Diskpart command's "Clean" process with no change in the free space available. I do have Windows system protection ON, but only on my "C:|" drive and not on the HDD I am concerned about. The HDD did not show up in Systems Properties\System Protection. I purchased the HDD online as "used". I must be missing something, but I do not know what. Any help will be appreciated.

bfb

A:Hard Drive Problem - 500 GB Disk - only 371 GB un-allocated space ??

Make & Model of HD ? Sata or IDE ?

a screen shot of Disk Management ?

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I recently noticed my 400GB capacity (ntfs) "C" disk was showing full when in reality there are only about 100GB of files on the disk. I ran CHKDSK and saw the message "CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table (MFT) bitmap". According to a Technet explanation, CHKDSK should mark the space as free, however it does not. Anyone have any idea how to correct this?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc975390.aspx

Thanks,
-Mike
 

A:Error: CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated...

How are you running chkdsk?
 

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I believe that I have around 70,000KB of space available from my ISP for up to 7 e-mail addresses. I am presently using only one E-mail. How can I find out how much of that 70,000KB is allocated to this one account, and how do I go about changing it if I so desire? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Amount Of Space Allocated To Outlook Express E-Mail Account

I found what I needed to know. Sorry to be a bother. When I had Adelphia ISP before Comcast took them over, the 70,000KB of space was an accurate figure. I found out from Comcast that each their Outlook Express e-mail accounts has up to 250MB of storage. I'm sorry if I needlessly took up your valuable time.
 

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chkdisk on my new Windows 7 install returned the following:






Quote:
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.


This is a brand new clean install of Windows that's barely been used. What could have caused this?

I'm trying to troubleshoot problems with slow boots and general lack of responsiveness, and have reinstalled three times now trying to fix it...

A:CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.

Have a look at Brink's tutorial explaining how to read the Event Viewer log relating to chkdsk, which may give you some pointers as to what's going on.

Check Disk (chkdsk) - Read Event Viewer Log

How big is your hard drive? Problems will manifest themselves if the drive is getting full.

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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore to fix a Flash Player problem but I did not have restore points going back as far I wanted. I only had 3 Scheduled system restore point going back to March 23rd and 8 restores points done by Revo and various Flash Player install/unsintall restore point created while trying to fix said problem. I thought those 8 restore points might have deleted older scheduled ones but my maximum space hasn't been reached yet and I did not turn off system restore.

From what I read online, I have a crazy amount of space allocated to shadow storage so I was curious as to why I did not have more system points to choose from. Any ideas? Is there anything that can delete restore point besides turn system restore off?
Used 33 GB
Allocated 35GB
Maximum 87GB

Also when I went to select the disk to restore it said
Partition_1(C:) (system) Ready to restore
(Partition_1(C:) The disk cannot be found
I have two disks Partition_1 (C:) and Recovery (D:) which is the factory restore stuff and is locked so I don?t create points for this one.

The Partition_1(C:) (Missing) shows in the available disks in system protection. Should I just uncheck it?

A:System Restore Disk Space Usage and System Recovery

Hello pineapplegrunt.

Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).

I believe your problem is that System Restore points are automatically deleted, by default, after 90 days.

I believe there are ways to change this, although from the top of my head I think you have to use a third party application (to do this easily). However, it is not really recommended to keep such long system restore points, if you want an image of your drive going that far back, you probably should look into creating a backup image or something and not relying on system restore.

Can I ask what your flash player problem is, have you been able to fix that?

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How many MB's should be set aside for system restore?
 

A:System Restore Size in XP

its defaulted about 12% maximum I believe of your total GB. I wouldn't go too much lower unless your crunched for free space.
 

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I know that Vista uses by default 15% of available disk space.
If the OS is on a partition, is that then 15% of partition or 15% of physical drive ?

Just trying to figure out ideal partition size for Vista install
 

A:System Restore size

15% of partition
 

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I recently checked my system restore and the size was 82 gigabytes! and was set to Maximum. (12% of disk space)

Is there any guideline as to how big the size of System Restore should be?

The size is located in Control Panel/System/System|Restore/Settings

THANKS

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I have multiple systems with the message below. I have ran chkdsk c: /f and Chkdsk c: /f /r to no success. I have ran diagnostics on all the machines and have no problems with hardware. I have ran several thirdparty defrag utilites to defrag the MFT but they didn;t work. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the
master file table (MFT) bitmap.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

74067682 KB total disk space.
22085856 KB in 70292 files.
26812 KB in 9683 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
311034 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
51643980 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
18516920 total allocation units on disk.
12910995 allocation units available on disk.

A:CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the master file table (MFT) bitmap.

I would interpret that...as a warning that the NTFS file system has problems which may not be capable of being overcome by chkdsk /r.I personally know of no other utility for correcting MFT problems, never had to search for one.I would run chkdsk /r on the partition first.If you still get the error message indicating that problems still exist...I would move all data files from that partition, in anticipation of a need to delete the partition and create it anew.I would also run the appropriate hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic on the drive, based on the premise that the hard drive itself could be the reason for the NTFS file system problem.Somewhat related, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303079 AND http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831374Louis

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I'm trying to clean up my SSD system disk after upgrading to Windows 10. I have a SSD and several hard drives in my desktop PC plus 16GB RAM. Do I need a page file at all and if I do, how big should it be and on which drive should it be located for best performance?

Also, how much disk space (in GB) should be devoted to System Restore on my SSD system disk?

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Hello!

Thanks for taking the time to read my question.

I have been backing up a 2TB drive using the Windows 7 backup and it seems to be creating an image as part of the backup. Does anyone know if I can restore this image to a different size drive if the amount of data that is being backed up is not greater than the new drive size? Or is it similar to an iso image, which I believe has to go to the same size drive.

The reason is I want to get rid of the 2TB drive with the OS on it and add a raid array that would be approximately 600GB in size, but I don't want to do a full install of Windows, etc. so I would like to use the backup to install it to the raid array. I assume, in theory, this is possible because the array is handled through the bios.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:System Restore: To different size drive?

Quote:
Also, make sure that the disk that you're restoring the backup to is the same size or larger than the disk that you backed up.


Source:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Restore-your-computer-from-a-system-image-backup

Note: You will have to make a clone - e.g. with Acronis.

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I am trying to restore my system to its factory defaults because it has too much useless stuff and it is getting slow. I have a 1TB HD and Home premium. Am i restoring it right? I is 913.8 normal for 1TB HD or is it the opposite and what should I do? I did this once with a laptop and i ended up only being able to use 10 GB in free space!

Any help is appreciated,

Thanks,

Carl

A:Partition size is 913.8 GB in system restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by carkie16


I am trying to restore my system to its factory defaults because it has too much useless stuff and it is getting slow. I have a 1TB HD and Home premium. Am i restoring it right? I is 913.8 normal for 1TB HD or is it the opposite and what should I do? I did this once with a laptop and i ended up only being able to use 10 GB in free space!

Any help is appreciated,

Thanks,

Carl


FWIW, my Western Digital Black 1 terabyte it shows in Speccy as 931 gigabytes.

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On Windows Vista Home, where is the setting to limit the amount of disk space taken by System Restore?
 

A:System Restore Space

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Many malware programs adjust the system restore point to 50% as a 'joke' which takes up valuable space and makes the computer sluggish.  I've had a few set as high as 75%. 
 
I have an arsenal of registry files .reg that allow me to quickly apply fixes.  How do I create, or where can I get (yes I Googled it a .reg file that will set the system restore of C:\ to 10GB like it is in the default settings?
 
I operate in Win 7, 8, and 10 - I'm guessing that registry entry hasn't changed and the .reg file will apply to all systems.
 
Any help would be great.  Thanks.

A:How do I create a .reg file to set the size of system restore?

Here you go boss.

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Hi all, new member here. Upgraded from XP a week ago and now playing with 7 for the first time. I pulled the trigger completely so no going back. So far, I really like it, but need to get more comfortable with it.

Problem is my system restore points are ballooning and squeezing out old restore points. Example: I had roughly 10 points after manually creating each one when I was doing my initial software installs. A day later, I looked and they were all gone except for 1 point which had ballooned to fit my entire allocation (2 or 3%) at the time. So this 1 point killed all my previous 9 points. And I can't understand how this happened.

So I upped system restore to 7%/10GB to test what's going on, and now I'm consistently seeing 2GB sized restore points vs. a couple hundred megs which is what I expect.

The thing I can't abide is my restore points getting squeezed out for new ones. Maybe 1 or 2, but not all of them for a single massive one that's auto generated by the system.

Any ideas on what's going on? Thanks.

EDIT: I've just confirmed that my system restore function is actually fluid...the restore points grow. I turned off restore, deleted all points, and rebooted. Then I manually created a single, new point as a baseline. It started out as 50 MB. And continues to grow, even as I check mail or open up my browser. Now that same single restore point is 94 MB.

So I can understand why I developed huge restore points, especially as I was playing around with 7, installi... Read more

A:System restore file size balloons to 2+ GB

What you are seeing sounds like Previous Versions is what is causing the size to increase. Previous Versions is what System Restore is to system files but for all files. Every change that is made to a file is recorded and saved. I do not know of a way to turn off Previous Versions and keep System Restore.

This link here has a good overview:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/shadow.html

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Hello, ive noticed that i had low space on my ssd, since its the only disk i use.
I went to settings and found out that system restore takes up 30 GB of space on my 128 gb ssd.
It used to take 10-15 gb but now its just too big... Is there a way to delete it or shirnk it?
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A:System restore taking too much space

I use this to remove restore points.Been using it for a few years.Works perfect and frees up a huge amount of space.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/selectively-delete-system-restore-points-with-qrm-plus-managerhttp://www.thewindowsclub.com/selectively-delete-system-restore-points-with-qrm-plus-manager
 

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So my system randomly froze up and shut down. System repair starts up but can not find a problem. I could care less about anything saved on my comp so I would just like to restore to factory settings.

I put in the disk provided by iBuyPower to restore and when I try to, I get an error saying "not enough hdd space". I also can not get to a restore point as for some reason, there are none showing available now.

I can not get to the desktop at all. Can not start in safe mode.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:System shut down, trying to restore, not enough hdd space?

If you're not fused about loosing date. Then instead of a "Restore". Do a complete re-installation of Windows. Formatting the drive during the installation.

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I installed some MS Office Updates, which ate up .6 GB of hard drive. I regretted doing so and wanted to back out the changes & recover the space, so I ran System Restore and then disk cleanup. But then I was out another .3 GB! How do I recover?

Also, System Restore renamed several small files and added "(2") before the suffix of the cloned file (i.e. wmasf.dll was copied and renamed wmasf(2).dll.) Can I delete these "(2)" files? How can I find other obsolete files I don't need, and remove them?

Thanks

A:System Restore Ate Up Disk Space

I installed some MS Office Updates, which ate up .6 GB of hard drive. I regretted doing so and wanted to back out the changes & recover the space, so I ran System Restore and then disk cleanup. But then I was out another .3 GB! How do I recover?Also, System Restore renamed several small files and added "(2") before the suffix of the cloned file (i.e. wmasf.dll was copied and renamed wmasf(2).dll.) Can I delete these "(2)" files? How can I find other obsolete files I don't need, and remove them?ThanksI don't think System restore remames files or adds any but if you want to get more disk space you can do the following.Go to Disk cleanup and click more options and under system restore select the option " You can free up more disk space by removing all but the most recent restore points."

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Hi
I hope you fine
my problem i think its simple
I want to restore my system before a week but my windows 7 restoring points just before 2 days
when i searched through internet i found that i must increase the disk space of restoring but when i did just like
How much disk space does System Restore require?
but after i press apply the following messages :



then


thanks in advance

A:Disk space for system restore :(

Hello Dentelle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Just to clarify, the restore points would have already needed to been created before you will be able to restore back to a week ago. Increasing the disk space will just allow you to be able to store more newly created restore points.

Double check to make sure that your Windows Event Log service is enabled, started, and set to Automatic. Afterwards, try again.Services - Start or DisableIn addition, see: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My computer is telling me it has no system restore points. Which is making me nervous because its been acting up lately and I am worried about losing some of my data, etc. When I try to manually create a system restore point I get the error message "There is not enough space on the disk. (0x80070070)."

The thing is, this drive has 409 GB free. This is my C drive. My Gateway computer came with two drives - the other is recovery (D) and says there is no space available. But I am trying to create the restore point on my C drive.

Do I even need a restore point with the D recovery drive?

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:System Restore Point - says there is no space but there is

To see how much available for restore points
Go to start
In search type cmd
right click on cmd and run as administrator
type in cmd
vssadmin list shadowstorage
Your points are possibly not being created on the C drive.
I bet the restore is being made on D.

System Restore - disk space

That recovery is necessary in case of major problems You can restore back to factory specs.

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I have been having assorted volsnap and VSS errors for a long time and Windows wipes out my system restore points. I now think this results from the single restore point (we are not talking several restore points here exceeding the set limit) constantly increases in size from a hundred Mb till it fills up the allocated space (current size 5.6 Gb with a total allocated of 10 Gb). If I make the space unlimited, it fills up the C drive. Any ideas what can cause this and what to do about it? - I could understand it if it were extra points being created by disk activity, e.g. with Diskeeper or Acronis Non-stop Backup, but it isn't

A:Size of single system restore point in win 8.1 increases

I had some exasperating VSS problems quite a while ago, I found the linked page useful. The symptom of my problem was that a backup program could not create a shadow copy. I used repair strategy 2, delete all shadows. I found no errors, once all the shadows were deleted it started working and has been fine for a year or so.

WARNING - Deleting all shadows will delete ALL SAVED RESTORE POINTS, so be aware! The linked page is meant to be applied to a server environment so not all suggestions make sense on a client machine.

SafeBackup FAQ - Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Troubleshooting

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I'm trying to restore a system restore point through windows 8 installation but it gives me the error that I do not have enough disk space.
is there any way I can free up disk space so I can do a system restore?
maybe through command prompt?

ive also tried to do the option of Refresh your PC, but it's also giving me the same error.

any help would be great. Thanks

A:System restore point: not enough disk space

So how much space is used on your Hard drive?

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hi everyone. i'm new here and i'm not much of a computer expert at all, so i need some expert help. here is my problem:

i have windows xp with service pack 2. i've done about 5 system restores in the past 2 days. the reason why was i installed a lot of programs and stuff since i have free time now and somethings got messed up and all so i've had to do multiple system restores to a couple of days earlier this week.

my problem is, after each restore was completed, i lost 1GB of free space on my C drive. by the 5th restore, i was up to losing 2GB of free space on my C drive. i know this because i went to My Computer looked at the amount of free disc space on my C drive. after doing the 5 or so restores, i've lost a total of about 6 GB of my C drive's free space. why is that happening? how do i get that space back?

now i'm afraid to ever do a restore again because i lose space at what is becoming an exponential rate. please help. thanks.
 

A:Why do I lose 1GB of free space after each System Restore that I do?

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Does it make a difference to delete old system restore points in order to free up disk space? My computer is 3 and a half years old, and I have never deleted restore points before or used the system restore utility before. Does that mean that my computer has saved restore points from the time I first obtained it? Or does it delete the oldest restore points itself?
My disk size is 27.9 GB.
 

A:Solved: system restore: disk space

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Hi,
I have a 250gb hard drive with Disk Space Usage for System Restore currently set at 12%...
recommendations?
Thanks
Dave
XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

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

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.
 
Louis

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I noticed the night before yesterday that my disk space began disappearing rapidly for no discernible reason. After doing a bit of digging on Google, I am now fairly certain that this is due to System Restore and Shadowcopies.

Two issues. First off, when I go to Disk Cleanup and delete the System Restores and Shadow Copies, I only get a few hundred MBs worth of space.

Second, and more important issue: When I go to the command prompt and type in vssadmin list shadowstorageI get the following message:

No items found that satisfy the query.

I've tried enabling and disabling System Restore in System Protection, to no avail, and when I try changing the maximum shadow storage size, I get the error The specified volume copy shadow storage association was not found.

I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer me, since my current free space is at 90MB and is dropping as I type.
 

A:System Restore gobbling up my disk space

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Last night I had 16 gigabytes free on my computer.I did System Restore because something minor wasn't working right. After the system restore was done, it had 13 gigabytes free. So I did system restore again, undoing that last restoration, and it came up with 9 gigabytes. That's half my free space gone! I did system restore one more time to try to go all the way back to last month, and now it has 6 gigabytes left! Two thirds of my free space is gone........ Any idea what's going on? Thanks in advance

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Hi.., When i try to restore my pc using OKR Button, I am getting This Notice from OKR Application. "The Program Cannot restore the system partition because there is not enough available space on the hardrive" Please help Me ... Thanks in Adavance.

A:The Program Cannot restore the system partition not enough space

Hi Jaulpellissery,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums
 
I?m sorry to hear that the OKR (One Key Recovery) is not working as expected and displaying error message, this issue will occur if any changes are made in HDD (Hard Disc Drive) partition. Please let me know if you have made any changes in the partition space.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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