Set Disk Space Usage for System Restore in Windows 7

System Restore is a very useful feature in Windows 7 using which you can restore your system back to a specified point in time. By default, the System Restore takes 10% of your hard disk space to store the restore points. But if you think that 10% is too much of your hard disk space, then you can reduce the disk space usage for the System Restore. Here is how :

  1. Press the key combination Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. Type SystemPropertiesProtection.exe in the Run dialog and press Enter. This would open the System Properties window, with the System Protection tab pre-selected.

    Open System Properties window

  3. Select your system drive from the list (if you have more than one drives). The system drive has a windows icon on it and you would see (System) written next to it. My Windows 7 system drive is D:. For most of the users, it would be C:. Click on the Configure button.

    Select your system drive for System Restore

  4. In the window that pops up, you can adjust how much disk space System Restore uses by moving the Max Usage slider button control in the Disk Space Usage section as shown.

    Adjust Disk Space Usage for System Restore

  5. Click on the OK button to save the settings and close the window.
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