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Instant Memory Space Boost

Posted April 2003 by Steve Sinchak

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:

  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Select All Programs or Programs depending on the start menu you use
  3. Then navigate to the Accessories tab, to System Tools, then select Disk Clean Up
  4. Click on the More Options tab
  5. Click on the button for System Restore Clean Up

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