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How many system restore points should I keep?

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March 24, 2010 5:43:22 PM

Windows XP Professional is set to monitor my system drive and allocate 12% of it's space for system restore.

I have a 150GB hard drive, and I think 12% is too much space to reserve for restore points. Keeping too many restore points on my hard drive slows down virus-scanning and disk defragmentation.

Can someone please tell me about how many restore points I should generally need to keep in windows XP Pro, and also about how many GB of space is generally required to save that number of restore points?

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March 25, 2010 2:24:56 AM

it's upto your need, 2 or 3 is ok.. .. i have enabled system restore on C:D rive only..
you can also change the amount of space to be used for system restore by going to properties of My computer & then system restore tab.. from settings you can fix the desired size..

March 25, 2010 9:48:34 AM

I have system restore enabled on my C drive only also.

But approximately how many gigs of space does it take to store 2 or 3 restore points?
(I know this might vary from user to user, but just a ballpark figure...)
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March 25, 2010 9:51:25 AM

may be 2 Gigs of space is enough ..

here some details about system restore.
April 3, 2010 1:18:58 AM

Your answer helped me out manojgj. -- Thank you. :) 
April 3, 2010 1:19:17 AM

Best answer selected by Beep_Beep_Yeah.