How to save space on Solid State Drives (SSDs) in Windows 7 - Part 3
Description: This is a technical article on to the topic of saving space on Solid State Drives in Windows 7. Part three covers limiting the amount of space available for System Restore.
The purpose of this article series is to show how to save space on Solid State Drives, which are typically smaller than standard hard drives. In this article we will limit the amount of space used by System Restore to free up (and prevent further use by System Restore) space on your solid state drive.
System Restore is a troubleshooting feature, designed to roll your computer's configuration back to a previous date while not affecting your files. What we will do is limit the ability of System Restore to save restore points, so the end result is instead of being able to restore the computer by a month or more, you will only be able to restore it by a week or so.
- Go to Start, right-click on Computer and choose Properties.
- On the left in this new window, choose System Protection.
- Note: Approve or allow any permission dialogues.
This article is part 3 of a 6 part series.
Part 1 of this set, Paging File, can be found here.
Part 2 of this set, Disabling Hibernation, can be found here.
Part 4 of this set, Indexing Files, can be found here.
Part 5 of this set, User Directory Location, can be found here.
Part 6 of this set, Program Directory Location, can be found here.