I Finally Turned Off Windows System Restore. Since I started routinely Imaging the Windows System Partition of my Windows XP Pro PC’s I had been doing Imaging as follows: Monthly Full Image: Prior to doing the Full Image I would make sure that all software is up-to-date, defragment the partition, and run Windows Disk Cleanup including delete all but the most recent Windows Restore Point. Weekly Differential Image: Prior to doing each Differential Image I would make sure that all software is up-to-date and run Windows Disk Cleanup including delete all but the most recent Windows Restore Point. I have not been happy with the file size of the Differential Images. Now that Windows System Restore is Turned Off, I plan to do Differential Images at least three times per week and continue doing the monthly Full Image. My Differential Images should be much smaller now and restoring an Image should be much more reliable than using Windows System Restore. I have not used Windows System Restore in years and have concluded that Windows Restore Points are a “waste of space”.