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System Protection - Change Maximum Disk Space Usage in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Yeah, CCleaner or one of those all-in-on tweaking type programs may have an option to delete restore points.

    I'm not sure why it would be using more space than set. You might see if turning off system protection, restart the PC, and turning on system protection may sort the size issue. This will delete all restore points though.

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  2. #11



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    Besides of Ccleaner i wouldn't know which other program could delete them.
    But if Ccleaner deleted a system restore point, then it would only getting stranger why I didn't get any space back.
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  3. #12



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    Situation right now:
    2 restore points,
    Space taking 880.80 MB in (just increased to 881.00 MB),
    Set the maximum usage back to 3.11 GB (2%).

    I have used Ccleaner twice now, but it hasn't removed the restore points.
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  4. #13


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    So far, so good.
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  5. #14



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    By accident I removed my restore points on the 29th last month and immediately created a new restore point.
    My created restore point has been removed and I only see a restore point created by the system from the 30th.
    This restore point takes more then 600MB
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  6. #15


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    The size of the restore point is nothing to be concerned about since that's nothing unusual. I'm more interested in why your other restore point got deleted.

    As a test, increase the max size to about 10% if able, and manually create a few restore points to see how they do over the next few days. Be sure to see if you may be able to notice any particular action or time when/if a restore point gets deleted.
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  7. #16



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    Changed the size to 10% and added a new restore point, more will follow in the next week and I'll watch activily my activity.
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  8. #17



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    Yesterday I created a 3rd manually restore point so I had 4 restore points.
    Today, the automatically created restore point is gone.

    Windows can hold a max of 3 restore point?

    Max usage is 15.56 GB and the usage is 2.29 GB if it helps anything.
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  9. #18


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    It should store as many restore points as your max usage will allow. Something is deleting them, but I'm just not sure what. Perhaps a Windows Update?

    Keep an eye out to see if METHOD ONE for system images in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial below may apply to this for using up the max usage space.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    As a test, see what restore points CCleaner has listed to see if they match with what's in System Protection. They should of course.

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  10. #19



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    They're not matching, restore system hides some?
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