TI and Vista/XP system restore

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by randle, Jan 5, 2008.

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  1. randle

    randle Registered Member

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    Windows Vista and XP restore points take up a tremendous amount of disk space and greatly increase the size of the image file and the time it takes to create it. I always delete all but the last restore point when making a backup and consequently save a lot of disk space and time. Microsoft should have an option in System Restore to only save 1, 2, or 3 restore points instead of letting them accumulate. Now here is the problem: When scheduling a backup, how do you tell the program to delete all these extra system restore points before starting the backup? Does anyone have an idea? Certainly would be a nice feature for the next version of TI.
     
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    You can go to system restore & settings & open it. Slide the slider bar back to 1 or 2 percent ; will take you back a week or so.Do it with your wastebasket too.:D
     
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    Good advice. Thanks to both of you. Had no idea that the command line method existed. The amount of disk space that System Restore takes up can get out of hand quickly. When creating a new disk image using TI, I always do a Disk Cleanup first and click on the More Options tab and delete all but the last restore point. This saves a lot of time and disk space.
     
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