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How to clear system restore points on Windows Vista/7

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    Default How to clear system restore points on Windows Vista/7

    After disinfection it is useful to delete all system restore points so that they do not go up, inadvertently, to an infected restore point. This will empty much of your HDD space.

    This requires for us to disable System Restore and then right after to reactivate Windows continues to make regular backup point.

    1.. In Control Panel / System, click System Protection (on the left of the window).
    2.. Under automatic restore points, uncheck all the boxes in the list of disks available. This is to disable the System Restore.
    3.. Vista will ask you to confirm this.
    4.. Confirm by clicking the Disable System Restore. All restore points existing system will be abolished
    5.. Click OK to close the window.
    6.. Click System Protection, recheck all the boxes in the list of available disks and then click OK.

    You can then create a restore point total of nine by clicking the Create button. The system will then create other at regular intervals, if you need it.

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    CCleaner from filehippo.com
    I am using OS XPPro Sp3, and using "CC" to delete old System Restore Points, with ease.
    Users of VISTA / Windows 7 can give feedback.

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    I think TuneUp utilities " one click maintenance " does this automatically.

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    Nice post. Usually I delete the restore points by this method
    Delete a restore point

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    i never delete a restore point

    let it be there cause i have space that i need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    I think TuneUp utilities " one click maintenance " does this automatically.
    I am too using it........

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    Tried TuneUp 2010 ? Will wait till somebody gives a review. The last review I read said it is slows your system a lot. Still on TuneUp 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    Tried TuneUp 2010 ? Will wait till somebody gives a review. The last review I read said it is slows your system a lot. Still on TuneUp 2009.
    Using TuneUp 2010 from the date of release. It has a new feature to speedup the startup of the programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post
    Using TuneUp 2010 from the date of release. It has a new feature to speedup the startup of the programs.
    i will now try using tuneup utilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imrock View Post
    i will now try using tuneup utilities.
    It is a very good tool. Try it

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    So you people are ready to shell out Rs 2320 on a product whose functions you can do yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    It is a very good tool. Try it
    It is a Excellent tool.
    But it not works with Opera Browser, Opera crashes when the program tries to speedup it............

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    It is a very good tool. Try it
    just installed!restarting and will try and feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vignesh Iyers View Post
    So you people are ready to shell out Rs 2320 on a product whose functions you can do yourself
    It is free for 1 month trial...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaggan4392 View Post
    It is free for 1 month trial...........
    After that what will you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vignesh Iyers View Post
    After that what will you do?
    Reinstall................
    Use Revo Installer to Unistall it..
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    thanks very much for this Gaggan...
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey View Post
    thanks very much for this Gaggan...
    Welcome................

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    Just use Ccleaner guys.... Just 2mb to download and very useful...

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    @vignesh
    From Microsoft:
    Delete a restore point
    You cannot delete an individual restore point, but you can either delete all restore points or all but the most recent restore point
    Try CCleaner Tools System Restore.
    We can selectively delete the restore points ONE BY ONE.
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    You can then create a restore point total of nine by clicking the Create button
    please give reference. for this limit of Nine.

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    Last edited by essbebe; 12th April 2010 at 01:46 PM.

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    @essbebe

    please give reference. for this limit of Nine.
    Sorry I do not have any reference, it is my experience in Windows Vista.

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    Restore Points (Windows)
    Scheduled restore points

    System Restore can be configured to create restore points at regular intervals.
    Users can also manually create and name a restore point at any time from within the System Restore user interface.
    These restore points are saved and compressed,
    and these choices are available to the user through
    the System Restore user interface.

    System Restore in Windows 7 creates a scheduled restore point only if no other restore points have been created in the last 7 days.

    System Restore in Windows Vista creates a checkpoint every 24 hours if no other restore points were created that day.

    System Restore in Windows XP creates a checkpoint every 24 hours of absolute time.

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    Tune Up Utilities is the best application to get rid of unwanted restore points.....
    Unlike CCleaner, it can delete all the restore points....
    Just be careful when you attempt it though.....

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    @hitler517
    Please try/test an application
    first.
    Usually trial versions are not recommended.
    In Ccleaner you can Delete ONE BY ONE each System RESTORE point.
    Confirm same way you can do it in tune up Utilities ( give free or paid version )

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    @essbebe

    I have tried the TuneUp Utilities with success....
    Since Windows takes differential backups for restore points, the latest one will occupy the most space....
    You can notice the hard disk usage before and after deleting the restore points using ccleaner....

    Ccleaner doesn't allow to delete the lastly created restore point.....

    Whereas Tuneup can delete all the restore points and save you quite some hard disk space....

    The trial version of TuneUp offers all the features for 15days....

    It is worth every penny if TuneUp can be purchased.....

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    @hitler517
    You have tried TU Now. I have used/tried it years back !
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    Now You say Tuneup utilities will DELETE ALL System Restore Points.
    Why all this troubles? using an external application?

    2.
    In Windows itself you can set Do not Create System Restore Points.
    WHY create SRP in the first place. and then want to delete all ?
    The very purpose of having at least ONE System Restore Point is defeated.
    3.
    You can also save more diskspace by deleting/transferring/ System update files/ system Update uninstall files . will Save more disk space.!

    4. I presume you don't need any System Restore Points in your computer.
    Most of us need it , when there is some problem in system.
    more FREE Disk space is secondary.

    5. You can check how much free space you can get from this application. Select only JUNK
    files.
    Or interested in deleting pictures etc select later!
    http://www.freewarefiles.com/downloa...rogramid=23577
    Last edited by essbebe; 14th April 2010 at 01:45 PM.

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    @essbebe
    No, dear friend... I said I have tried the trial version too....
    I first tried Tu about 2 years back and very impressed with it all the way.....

    It is always nice to have the sysytem restore enabled for guys who do a lot of software testing, keygen stuff and so on.....
    Even if we forget to create a restore point, automatically it will be created.....

    But in case everything goes well, this space used by the restore points is often a waste of hard disk usage....

    I remember when I first purchased my laptop, it came preloaded with Vista and the system restore was active....

    It did help me sort out a few problems.....

    However one fine day, I found system restore created too many restore points and taking up about 27Gb space.....

    That's when I started deleting the unwanted restore points.....

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