- How to Change Maximum Disk Space Used by System Protection and System Images in Windows 8 and 8.1
This tutorial will show you how to manage and change the maximum disk space you want to be used for system protection restore points in Windows 8 and 8.1.
To store restore points, you need at least 300 MB of free space on each disk that is 500 MB or larger. By default, system protection might use between 3-5 percent of the space on each disk that system protection is turned on for restore points. As the amount of space fills up with restore points, Windows automatically deletes older restore points to make room for new ones. System protection doesn't run on disks smaller than 1 GB.
This same setting also determines the maximum disk space that can be used to store system images on a drive letter. The size of a system image can be quite large since it will include all system drives in the image by default plus any drives you have included. If you want to keep multiple system images, be sure to increase the max size accordingly.
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This tutorial will show you how to manage and change the maximum disk space you want to be used for system protection restore points and system images in Windows 8 and 8.1.
System Restore isn't available for Windows RT.
You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to change the maximum disk space used for system protection and system images in Windows 8.
This is the amount of space currently used on a drive.
This is the amount of space that is currently reserved on a drive.
This is the maximum amount of space that can be allocated and used on a drive.
The For volume: listed in step 2. (ex: C)
The Shadow Copy Storage volume: listed in step 2. (ex: C)
The % or amount of KB, MB, GB, TB, PB, or EB of maximum drive space to store restore points. This must be 300MB or larger.
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