Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)

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  1. jdUnionngarden's Avatar
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    Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)


    Howdy Folks!
    My new desktop (replacing the one that crashed and burned) has a different Restore Point configuration than I've see with older machines:
    The Restore Point Setup shows "Local Disk (D:)" as well as "OS (C:) (System)" and I can't turn off (D:).
    I have: One 512GB NVME SSD + 1TB HDD
    Am I okay with this or does something need to be changed/fixed?
    Screenshots attached to tell the story in detail. (Note: Two images of System Properties reflect scroll bar moved down for last line)

    Much appreciation to all who read this and those who reply!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-disk-management.png   Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-system-properties-configure-restore-point-.png   Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-system-properties-configure-restore-point-2-.png   Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-system-properties-restore-point-.png  
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
       #2

    Have you tried option 3 in this tutorial?

    Turn On or Off System Protection for Drives in Windows 10


    I hope you are using an alternate method, Imaging Tool, in addition to system restore as a backup. Myself I rely on my Imaging tool.
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  3. jdUnionngarden's Avatar
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    Good morning Caledon Ken,
    Ah! Thanks for that Option 3; I'll give it a shot. I didn't want to change it if Dell had something unique going on. I take it from the details in Option 3 my situation is not unusual.
    ~
    I'm a long time user of Macrium Reflect, both for imaging and backing up files & folders. If there's a better imaging method, I'd be interested in hearing about it.

    Thanks very much for your reply & suggestions!
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Yes I'm a Macrium user too, purchased and free. Wish everyone was Imaging with the tool of their choice.
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  5. Stigg's Avatar
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    I would also check your maximum percentage for your OS (C:) (System) drive.
    If it is 5%, then I think it's too low to be useful. It's only just over 23 GB.

    I use 15% on all my computers. It used to be the default at one point in time, but I have noticed that some recent major Windows updates have messed with it.
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  6. jdUnionngarden's Avatar
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    Caledon Ken, you reminded to install Macrium sooner rather than later. First image is done.
    I'm happy v.7.2 has stayed available to me for my new laptop as well as this desktop without additional cost. (It's only support that times-out.)
    And you brought back memories of my (before retirement) working life when my boss was too cheap to buy me the software I needed, so I used the free version at the office. A small external drive allowed me to take my entire drive home in case I need to do some research.

    ::

    Hi Stigg,
    I remember 10%, but I found I would get ~ a month of daily Restore Points with 5%.
    Thanks for the heads up; I'll watch it as this brand new machine starts saving them.
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  7. cereberus's Avatar
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    jdUnionngarden said:
    Good morning Caledon Ken,
    Ah! Thanks for that Option 3; I'll give it a shot. I didn't want to change it if Dell had something unique going on. I take it from the details in Option 3 my situation is not unusual.
    ~
    I'm a long time user of Macrium Reflect, both for imaging and backing up files & folders. If there's a better imaging method, I'd be interested in hearing about it.

    Thanks very much for your reply & suggestions!
    I turn off system restore altogether as it is pretty unreliable anyway. Regular Reflect image / data backups are far more reliable.
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  8. jdUnionngarden's Avatar
    Posts : 233
    Windows 10 Professional x64
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    Caledon Ken,
    I tried this:
    "Turn Off System Protection for Drives in PowerShell (Admin)"
    >> Disable-ComputerRestore -Drive "D:" <<
    and it turned off D: in System Restore, but when checking Configure I see it turned off System Protection completely; i.e. when I "Turn On System Protection" with the radio button, D: is turned on again.
    Might this mean I have some system files on my secondary HDD? [Reminder: Primary is a SSD].
    Screen captures below:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-turn-off-system-protection-drives-powershell.jpg   Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-turn-off-system-protection-drive-d-.jpg   Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-turn-off-system-protection-drive-d-2.jpg   Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-turn-off-system-protection-drive-d-3.png  
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  9. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
       #9

    Not sure that it is. In this screen shot it says D:

    Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-image.png

    If you shut D: off again, Select C: and then go configure is C: enabled?
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  10. jdUnionngarden's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional x64
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       #10

    Caledon Ken ... Right you are!

    I'm thinking my confusion was caused by (D:) being shown first.
    If nothing else, it affirms Brink's caution to always make sure System Restore is 'on' and configured properly. [er ... I may have paraphrased Brink with a bit of editorial license. ]
    Thanks again!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Restore Point Setup shows Local Disk (D:) as well as OS (C:) (System)-turn-off-system-protection-drive-d-c-.jpg  
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