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Q.  How Do I Clear System Restore Points To Improve Performance And Add A Little Spare Space?

A.  Although system restore is a good feature, creating a system restore point every 10 hours or so, the files it stores can rapidly clog up your hard drive, thus reducing performance. The default space required by System restore is around 12% or 12GB on a 100GB hard drive. Obviously with this extra baggage no wonder performance is affected.

You should be aware that, after you have deleted all your restore points, it is advisable to manually create a new restore point.

1. Click the Start Button

2. In the Start Menu click All Programs

3. On the All Programs menu click Accessories

4. From the Accessories drop down menu click System Tools

5. From the System tools drop down menu click System Restore

6. On the Left Hand Side of the System Restore Window you will see an option marked System Restore Settings. Click on this to open the System Properties window. The system restore tab is already visible.

7. On the system restore tab click to add a check mark to the Turn of System restore on All Drives option

8. Now click Apply

9. You will be warned that ALL restore points will be deleted. Click Yes to accept.

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