A due windows system history, how completely ?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by chrizio, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. chrizio

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    Windows system restore feature is redundant if TI is in use.
    I know how to disable that.

    But how can I erase all data he could collect before ?
    "System Volume Information" should be the store of
    win system restore, but I can see also under
    %WINDOWS% some subdirectories like $NtUninstallKBxxxx$,
    where xxxx stays probably to numbers of MS Knowledge Base Articles.

    Can I safety remove those directories as well ?
    That would spare space while imaging my system partition.

    The storage System Volume Information is seen as empty
    from user point of view with restricted privileges.
    Should I leave that ?
     
  2. bodgy

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    When you disable System Restore in System Properties, this will automatically delete the entries and folder.

    I wouldn't delete the uninstall files for the updates, strange things can happen when XP loses track of files it thinks it should have.

    You can always 'exclude' this folder from your backup task.

    Colin
     
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    The $NtUninstallKBxxxx$ files are uninstall files for Windows Hotfixes, for example the monthly security updates. They can be safely deleted once you are sure the update has not introduced a problem. Do some searching on the internet on these so you are comfortable with your decisions. I use the CCleaner program, http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ to remove these, by checking the Hotfix Uninstallers box, but only after several weeks of trouble free running after new updates. The $hf_mig$ folder should be left intact.


    Yes, leave this one, absolutely.

    Colin, chrizio indicated he is imaging his system partition, can he exclude folders from this, and would he want to if he could? I’ve never seen that option, but am always willing to be corrected.

    CF
     
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    Under Tools\Options it has a screen for exclusions, I assumed this would give a default setting for imaging. But as it is the same screen as for files and folders I'm now not so sure - so ignore that idea for now :D

    Colin
     
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