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    Question System Restore

    I have a 237 GB SSD with Windows 10 and Office 2007. Under Drive C:Storage,

    - System Files, 20.3 GB
    - System Restore, 134 GB

    What is the minimum of storage space needed for my System Restore ?

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    What is the minimum of storage space needed for my System Restore ?
    It depends on how far back you want to go. The less space you have, the fewer restore points you can save.

    That being said, 134GB is overkill. You could do maybe 5-10% of the drive. If that's not enough restore point, you can increase it.
    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/red...-restore-uses/

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    Personally, I disable System Restore because:

    1. it's unreliable
    2. it can be contaminated by malware
    3. it takes up valuable space

    I really recommend a good bare-metal (imaging) backup program and a separate hard drive (which you already have, apparently) to store the images on. It's really the only thing you can count on in a disaster.
    MS MCP, MCSE

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    Thanks Bill for your advice on this topic, and AppleTV

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    I prefer to keep System Restore on with a small amount of space. It has saved me a few times in the past. But to each his own.

    System Restore doesn't replace a true backup, so you still need to make those.

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    Thanks Midknyte, that's true System Restore is handy, but a true backup is best.

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