How to save space on Solid State Drives (SSDs) in Windows 8 - Part Three: System Restore

Description: This is a technical article on the topic of saving space on Solid State Drives. Part three covers limiting the amount of space to be used by System Restore.

System Restore
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.

  1.  From the Windows 8 Desktop mode move your cursor directly into the lower left corner until you see a mini user interface icon appear.



  2. Right click and select Control Panel from the technical start menu.



  3. Click on the System icon.



  4. Once the System Properties screen comes up click on System Protection on the left hand side.



  5. Select the Local Disc C and click on Configure.



  6. On this page, you can change the system restore settings or even turn off the feature completely to save the maximum amount of space. We do not recommend turning it off completely unless you are an advanced user who runs regular system image backups.



    • We would want to move the slider to the left to reduce the amount of space available for restore points.

  7. Click on OK when finished.



  8. A restart of the computer is required to complete the process.

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