The system restore tool with Microsoft Windows XP is a very valuable application. When enabled on a drive, it automatically creates a backup when ever you install a software application or change add or change drivers. There is one downsite to this process though. It can take up a lot of disk space. When I cleaned my old system restore checkpoints on my system I gained more than two gigabytes of disk space.
Warnning: Before you delete all of your old system check points, make sure that you system is stable for a few days after applying tweaks from this site and after installing new software or hardware drivers!
To clear old system restore on your drive except for the most recent checkpoint:
- Click on the Start button
- Select All Programs or Programs depending on the start menu you use
- Then navigate to the Accessories tab, to System Tools, then select Disk Clean Up
- Click on the More Options tab
- Click on the button for System Restore Clean Up