Thursday, November 4, 2010

Speed Up Windows XP - Reduce the size of System Restore

What is System Restore?

               System Restore helps you restore your computer's system files to an earlier point in time. It's a way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos.
Sometimes, the installation of a program or a driver can cause an unexpected change to your computer or cause Windows to behave unpredictably. Usually, uninstalling the program or driver corrects the problem. If uninstalling does not fix the problem, you can try restoring your computer's system to an earlier date when everything worked correctly.


                              System Restore uses a feature called System Protection to regularly create and save restore points on your computer. These restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows uses. You can also create restore points manually.


                          System Restore is not intended for backing up personal files, so it cannot help you recover a personal file that has been deleted or damaged.

                            The Size of System Restore is set fairly high by default, around more than 10% which will affect your speed if your your available disk space is less. So you can try to set that to 3%, there's really no need to set it higher than that.



How to Reduce Size Of System Restore?


For Windows XP users:


To adjust system restore settings follow this procedure:







2. If you want to turn off system restore simply check the ‘turn off system restore on all drives’ box but this is not recommended.




3. If you want to reduce the size of system restore highlight a drive you want to change and click settings now you need to see similar to the following screen




4. Now you want to reduce the size move the arrow how much you want to use click ok twice.

Now you could see improvement in your system performance.

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