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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    San Francisco, California USA
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
       18 Oct 2015 #1

    System Restore - Recommended size?


    Just wondering what's the minimum and recommended size for system restore to work well? Thanks!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,717
    Windows Home x64
       19 Oct 2015 #2

    Regularly created restore point has about 600MB, the other depend on the changes, like what was the size of windows updates being installed (like up to 2GB). I have mine set to 4GB, to able to restore the last change.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 Oct 2015 #3

    It really comes down to how many restore points you want to be able have available, and how much disk space you can spare for them.

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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
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       19 Oct 2015 #4

    Thanks for the responses, how much space does each restore point actually take at the most?
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 Oct 2015 #5

    About what TairikuOkami posted above.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
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       19 Oct 2015 #6

    Does one generally need more restore points if one updates things and reboot only when it calls for a reboot?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
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       19 Oct 2015 #7

    It's really up to you for how many restore points you would like to have on hand to be safe.

    I'd say to at least keep 5 on hand if you have the available space. In addition, always create a new restore point before doing anything that may cause issues to be safe.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
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       19 Oct 2015 #8

    Good points, does the restore point have to be on the same drive or can it be on other drives as well since it seems like ASUS shipped with the C: drive for the OS mainly...
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  9. Joined : Dec 2014
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 399
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       19 Oct 2015 #9

    System restore just plain doesn't work well. You'd be better off making regular backups with Macrium Reflect or similar software.

    Restore points are on the same drive - it uses volume shadow copies. This cannot be changed,
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
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       19 Oct 2015 #10

    There goes that thought since my other drives have 0 data on them so thought I could do it there instead.
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