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System Restore Points - Never more than a day old

  1. #1


    SoxFaninVA Guest

    System Restore Points - Never more than a day old

    I have a 320gb hard drive and 150gb free. Whenever I look at my available
    restore points they are never more than 24 hours old. In XP, I always had a
    list of restore points going back a month or more.

    I haven't seen the same settings in Vista that allow me to change how much
    storage space is allocated to restore points.

    How do I get Vista to hang on to restore points older than a day?

    Thanks,
    Tom


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  2. #2


    Mike Torello Guest

    Re: System Restore Points - Never more than a day old

    "SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >I have a 320gb hard drive and 150gb free. Whenever I look at my available
    >restore points they are never more than 24 hours old. In XP, I always had a
    >list of restore points going back a month or more.
    >
    >I haven't seen the same settings in Vista that allow me to change how much
    >storage space is allocated to restore points.
    You have 15% of your drive allocated for use - that should be plenty,
    even too much.

    Check/change your space per instructions:

    http://www.petri.co.il/change_amount...e_in_vista.htm

    >How do I get Vista to hang on to restore points older than a day?
    Do you see a box that can be ticked to show restore points older than
    5 days?

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  3. #3


    SoxFaninVA Guest

    Re: System Restore Points - Never more than a day old



    "Mike Torello" <torellom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eia7t45nnheesgd4duurp7sjpnbrg3g7uj@xxxxxx

    > "SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>I have a 320gb hard drive and 150gb free. Whenever I look at my available
    >>restore points they are never more than 24 hours old. In XP, I always had
    >>a
    >>list of restore points going back a month or more.
    >>
    >>I haven't seen the same settings in Vista that allow me to change how much
    >>storage space is allocated to restore points.
    >
    > You have 15% of your drive allocated for use - that should be plenty,
    > even too much.
    >
    > Check/change your space per instructions:
    >
    > http://www.petri.co.il/change_amount...e_in_vista.htm
    >

    >>How do I get Vista to hang on to restore points older than a day?
    >
    > Do you see a box that can be ticked to show restore points older than
    > 5 days?

    I don't have a box that allows me to see restore points older than 5 days.
    When I go to Restore, I can use the recommended restore point or click a
    radio button to look at other restore points. When I check that button I
    see a list of 8-10 restore points, all from within the last day.

    When I do the command line option for checking on the allocated space I get
    this:

    Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 36.542 GB
    Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 38.382 GB
    Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 42.454 GB





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  4. #4


    Mike Torello Guest

    Re: System Restore Points - Never more than a day old

    "SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Mike Torello" <torellom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >news:eia7t45nnheesgd4duurp7sjpnbrg3g7uj@xxxxxx

    >> "SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >>

    >>>I have a 320gb hard drive and 150gb free. Whenever I look at my available
    >>>restore points they are never more than 24 hours old. In XP, I always had
    >>>a
    >>>list of restore points going back a month or more.
    >>>
    >>>I haven't seen the same settings in Vista that allow me to change how much
    >>>storage space is allocated to restore points.
    >>
    >> You have 15% of your drive allocated for use - that should be plenty,
    >> even too much.
    >>
    >> Check/change your space per instructions:
    >>
    >> http://www.petri.co.il/change_amount...e_in_vista.htm
    >>

    >>>How do I get Vista to hang on to restore points older than a day?
    >>
    >> Do you see a box that can be ticked to show restore points older than
    >> 5 days?
    >
    >
    >I don't have a box that allows me to see restore points older than 5 days.
    >When I go to Restore, I can use the recommended restore point or click a
    >radio button to look at other restore points. When I check that button I
    >see a list of 8-10 restore points, all from within the last day.
    >
    >When I do the command line option for checking on the allocated space I get
    >this:
    >
    > Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 36.542 GB
    > Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 38.382 GB
    > Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 42.454 GB
    Your 8-10 points in one day show that you've been doing something to
    activate the making of a restore point, like installing/uninstalling
    software, doing updates.

    When that activity settles down and you get on to the normal use of
    your computer, you should see ONE point being created every 24 hours -
    provided your computer is on long enough to allow that, or it's not in
    use for a long enough period to allow it.

    You have enough space allocated to run two weeks or more (or over a
    couple dozen) restore points.

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  5. #5


    Mike Torello Guest

    Re: System Restore Points - Never more than a day old

    "SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote:

    BTW... that "Sox" better be CHICAGO WHITE SOX.

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  6. #6


    SoxFaninVA Guest

    Re: System Restore Points - Never more than a day old



    "Mike Torello" <torellom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:35c7t45fg88omljqnq1ka74h0dh0opgspa@xxxxxx

    > "SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >
    > BTW... that "Sox" better be CHICAGO WHITE SOX.
    haha, sorry it's the Sox of the Boston variety. Fan since I was a kid in
    the late 70's so I'm not a bandwagoner jumping aboard in the wake of the 2
    Word Series wins. I earned those after a lifetime of heartbreak! 1986 vs
    the Mets is still tattoed in my memory.

    I've been to a ChiSox game once in the new US Cell field a few years back.


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  7. #7


    SoxFaninVA Guest

    Re: System Restore Points - Never more than a day old


    > Your 8-10 points in one day show that you've been doing something to
    > activate the making of a restore point, like installing/uninstalling
    > software, doing updates.
    >
    > When that activity settles down and you get on to the normal use of
    > your computer, you should see ONE point being created every 24 hours -
    > provided your computer is on long enough to allow that, or it's not in
    > use for a long enough period to allow it.
    >
    > You have enough space allocated to run two weeks or more (or over a
    > couple dozen) restore points.
    yep, I was uninstalling/reinstalling Windows Live Mail that was giving me
    fits.

    My pc is on 24/7 so one would think there would be plenty of restore points
    a week or more older. I'll see if I get any restore points older than a few
    days now that I'm done uninstalling for the most part.



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  8. #8


    Spirit Guest

    Re: System Restore Points - Never more than a day old

    http://www.shadowexplorer.com/

    Shadow Explorer - ShadowExplorer allows
    you to browse the shadow copies created by
    the Windows® VistaTM Volume Shadow
    Copy Service. - FREE

    "SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C6A87565-C5E8-49D9-8DE4-3B48E46F5ABD@xxxxxx

    >I have a 320gb hard drive and 150gb free. Whenever I look at my available
    >restore points they are never more than 24 hours old. In XP, I always had
    >a list of restore points going back a month or more.
    >
    > I haven't seen the same settings in Vista that allow me to change how much
    > storage space is allocated to restore points.
    >
    > How do I get Vista to hang on to restore points older than a day?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Tom

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