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System Restore Points - Never more than a day old

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SoxFaninVA

#1
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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Mike Torello

#2
"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_of_disk_space_used_by_system_restore_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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SoxFaninVA

#3
"Mike Torello" <torellom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "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_of_disk_space_used_by_system_restore_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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Mike Torello

#4
"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_of_disk_space_used_by_system_restore_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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SoxFaninVA

#6
"Mike Torello" <torellom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "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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SoxFaninVA

#7

> 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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Spirit

#8
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"SoxFaninVA" <tjubb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>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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