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Getting rid of prior restore points

by grandpaw7 / November 16, 2005 9:45 AM PST

I had a problem with OE which I solved by going to a restore point which predated the problem. I've been told I might want to now create a current restore point. While I will do that, I am just wondering if it is necessary several automatic restore points have been created since Oct 21?

A friend told me that I should close System Restore so as to purge all existing restore points before I create new. I really didn't understand his reasoning and am hesitant to do that since I am unsure as to the possible need for them in the future. Do you see any advantage in doing that?

thanks, grandpaw

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You can reduce....
by Michael Geist / November 16, 2005 10:05 AM PST

the amount of hard disk space allocated to SR, thus reducing the amount of restore points.

As your friend suggested, turning off SR will wipe out all previously held restore points. Turning it back on will start a new count.

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How many problems or
by glb613 / November 16, 2005 7:36 PM PST

mistakes do you make? A large number of restore points gives you more flexibility and choices when trying to fix a problem. With the large hard drives most computers have, it is possible to have several months of restore points stored. I'd leave things alone unless you have some spyware or other malware hiding in system restore.

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Thanks to glb and Michael for you input
by grandpaw7 / November 16, 2005 9:55 PM PST

I'll must leave all of the restore points or consider getting rid of the real early ones as Michael suggested. grandpaw

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