Solved

want old system restore points

Posted on 2010-08-15
7
288 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
i had many system restore points

now
only one system restore point is available


I have alot of space left on my hard drive

0
Comment
Question by:rgb192
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
tekrage earned 167 total points
Comment Utility
I'm not sure what you're looking for.  When you go to do a system restore there is an option to "Show more restore points" which will allow you to see restore points older than a week old.

If you want to store more restore points then you go to your system properties, system protection, select the primary OS drive (C: drive), then click Configure.  You can adjust your system restore settings including increasing the amount of disk space reserved for system restores.
0
 
LVL 90

Assisted Solution

by:John Hurst
John Hurst earned 167 total points
Comment Utility
System restore points use space allocated for restore. This space is a percentage of your disk space and Vista handles this through shadow storage. The amount of restore space is not endless (even if you have lots of disk space).

What has probably happened is that continued updates (they occur frequently) most likely need more space than was allocated. So then Vista removes old restore points.

If you wish to see, open a command prompt and type vssadmin list shadowstorage (enter). It will show you how much has been allocated and how much is in use. .... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Comment

by:rgb192
Comment Utility
>>If you want to store more restore points then you go to your system properties, system protection, select the primary OS drive (C: drive), then click Configure.  You can adjust your system restore settings including increasing the amount of disk space reserved for system restores.



does not let me press configure

I am using windows vista
0
Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

 
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
Comment Utility
You can increase the amount of restore point space with the shadowstorage method I outlined above.

Open a command prompt and type;  vssadmin /? and see how to use the resize command. This works in Vista.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 91

Assisted Solution

by:nobus
nobus earned 166 total points
Comment Utility
did you do a repair install ?   that may erase old restore points
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:tekrage
Comment Utility
Any update on this?  If this solution worked for you then please mark the answer.  Thanks!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rgb192
Comment Utility
thanks
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Vista OS disk needed 5 559
Windows 8.1 swipe problem 5 417
Windows 7 Not Boot 3 222
Event ID: 1008 / Source: Microsoft-Windows-Perflib 2 59
The Service applet starts in Extended Mode by Default, with a taskpad on the left of the services pane. This view mode was introduced in XP. As I find it not very usefull, I like to use the Standard view as default, and without the Console tree. …
There are many reasons a PC runs slower than when it was new, ranging from malicious software intended to mess things up to simple general Windows use.  Your PC performance may slowly degrade over time without you noticing but when you buy a PC from…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now