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    System Restore

    I just reduced the size of system restore to 1% or 1061 mb. I have a 80 gig hard drive, and running XP Pro. It looks like I have about 12 or more restore points right now. I assume when the restore feature runs out of room it will just delete the "oldest" restore point. Is that correct, or will it stop making restore points ? Thanks, Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike13
    I just reduced the size of system restore to 1% or 1061 mb. I have a 80 gig hard drive, and running XP Pro. It looks like I have about 12 or more restore points right now. I assume when the restore feature runs out of room it will just delete the "oldest" restore point. Is that correct, or will it stop making restore points ? Thanks, Mike
    You are correct.

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    Thanks Conan for the confirmation !

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    which can be a problem if you dont realise when your computer breaks and need an earlier restore point

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    Yeah wonder my M$ didn't make system restore keep the very first restore point no matter how many you have after that ?

    Guess that would be too easy...or is it because of the activation thing ?

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    The default live time for a Restore Point before it is automatically deleted is 90 days. This can be changed as shown below. If System Restore has to delete a Restore Point because of hard drive space issues it is always done on a FIFO basis.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore

    RPLifeInterval

    This value specifies, in seconds, the restore points Time to Live (TTL). When a restore point reaches this time and it is still on the system, it gets deleted. The default value is (7776000), which will be 90 days.
    The Registry Keys and Values for the System Restore Utility

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    Excellent info oftentired. Thanks.

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