Tips to delete system restore points in Windows® operating system
Learn about the various aspects of system restore points in a Windows operating system. Why is it sometimes needed to delete the restore points and how can it be done?
Windows Operating system is an efficient Operating System. Windows system restore is an important feature shared by the computers that make use of this Operating System. It is mainly used for fixing the problems related to Windows Operating System. The main objective of Windows system restore points is to create snapshots or restore points. When something wrong happens to the computer, you can restore the settings of the computer to a much earlier date or time when it was running perfectly thereby preventing damages to the data and system.
Following are the causes to delete restore points in Windows Operating System and tips to do so:
- Causes for deleting system restore points
- Possibilities of deleting system restore points
- Ways to delete system restore points
Causes for deleting system restore points
There are times when Windows system restore points can be missing or deleted. Windows system restore points can get deleted due to insufficient disc space. It is because the system concentrates more on freeing the disc space. Once there is enough disc space the system restore starts creating a system checkpoint automatically.
Possibilities of deleting system restore points
When Windows system restore is manually turned off it stops functioning. Before doing so it would send a warning message and get confirmation. Windows system restore points can be deleted even while upgrading from one Operating System to another. Normally, the restore points get automatically deleted if Windows system restore points have crossed the ninety days mark. This situation can also arise when the size of data store is lowered manually.
At times you may need to delete Windows system restore points, especially for freeing disk space. System restore can occupy a large amount of space in the disc and slow down the system. A safe way to delete system restore points is to use the disc cleaning Windows utility. While deleting using this utility, you can find out how much free space you would get after cleaning up. The utility will also prompt you to either clean only the unused programs and files or to clean the restore points. To confirm the process it would again display a warning message to either go for the deletion or not, making the process more secure and safe.
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