Restore Point creation file size

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
January 27, 2010 at 09:07:19
Specs: Windows XP
How much space is used when a Restore Point is created.

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#1
January 27, 2010 at 09:09:26
I think the space used is either 85MB or 185MB. Not sure which is true.

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#2
January 27, 2010 at 09:31:09
You can remove all but the latest Restore Point using this ---
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP

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#3
January 28, 2010 at 00:48:05
Don't count on Restore point to be the forever savior. Restore point does not save files. It saves the registry, system and user data and harddrive information. Depending on the problem Restore is good and bad. You also have to be able to enter "Safe Mode" to use it. And I know many people can't at times, so the recovery console is needed. Lots of time wasted.
Most of the time you won't even know which restore point to choose.
My Method:
I set my restore point on all drives to disable. For the C:\ drive I save less than 500 KB (look for all the hard drive space I've saved.)
Then once a week I click on a little icon on my desktop called ERDNT (google it) it backs-up the registry, system, user and other users user data (you can choose).

Now you can run this program of of a floppy disk DOS prompt or a Flash drive by going to the folder you saved the stuff under, open the folder and click ERDNT, and 3 seconds all your data is recovered.
You also can name the folder any name you want, as you can't re-name the Restore files. For instance: "Clean-1-10" Means I got clean operating OS on January 1oth)
1-12-Nero (I just installed Nero)
Then use Ghost or use Acronis to backup every 6 month (at minimum) the whole drive.
Now that's protection which Restore cannot offer.


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