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How to delete all backups ?

Hello & Thanks ,
I have a 128gb laptop , on which I backed up once or twice .
I am quite low on gb's
so I want to delete all backups .
Unfortunately , I forgot how to do that .
Can someone give me details on 'how to' do ?
Thanks..Vern

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Clarification Request
(NT) What backup app was used?
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just windows 7

just windows 7

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Some get offended by the link I use.
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Hmm... not the same , how to recover space ?

Hmm... my windows7 screens are not the same as the ones here:
https://www.google.com/#q=windows+7+native+backup+clear+old+files
but I was able to stumble thru it and delete my one and only backup , of 4gb .
The backup/recovery area is on a separate (virtual?) disk "Recovery (Q)" . And the properties show that 12gb of total 16gb are used space . Who is using it , I have no idea .
How can I find out ?
Anyways , I would like to recover this space to use it as my Files area , etc..
Any ideas how to recover the 12gb ,
and then reallocate the whole 16gb back to meTheUser ?

Thanks , ..vm

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It could be restore points. Go to System applet...

...of Control Panel, click System Protection. Wait 'till it finds the drive settings, then click on C:, then Configure. There you'll see what percentage of your hard drive is assigned to restore points and how many GB that's using.
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Good luck.

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That doesn't sound like the native 7 backup app.

Try the usual noted about restore points. For me, when it's working fine I turn off SR and turn it back on. That clears out all restore points and makes a fresh new one, recovering space. There are priors about setting a limit on SR so I stop writing how on that.

There are many PCs that shipped with other backup apps. I can't guess what these are since I've seen over a 100 over the years.

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