Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Manage Windows 7 Backup and Restore

By now, if you are using Windows 7, you proberly notice that your Hard Drive capacity is always used by some other program or God knows what … 500GB is not enough … 1TB is also not enough …

What has been eating up your free space ??? Even you have deleted files or folders or even uninstall some old program or games that you rarely used … but ends up … still a lot of disk spaced being used up with Windows …

Either you notice or you do not notice it YET …

Anyway … below are the remedy … I betcha it will free up minimum 50GB, yes …. 50,000MB … anytime …

Here is my pileup …

Backup Pile

Here is my problem ….

Low Disk Space

I have since deleted FireFox and Real Player …

Below a snapshot of what program that are taking up my disk space

Large Program

From the above screenshot … you will notice, I’m not the typical Joe that will just download whatever that is on my way … I’m a careful computer user … still … my C Drive still used up 50GB of data .. and just left 7GB for me to workaround with … this is bad !!! …

the culprit  … is the Windows 7 Backup and Restore program …

Below are STEP BY STEP no nonsense and no advertisement procedure to really manage it like a PRO !!!


How to manage hard drive space used by Windows 7 backup and restore program


Windows 7 offers a much better utility for backing up your computer than previous versions of Windows, but sometimes it might take up too much disk space. Here we take a look at how to get some space back by deleting older backups.

Manage Backup Size

First click on Start and enter backup and restore in the search box and hit Enter.


Then under the Backup section click on Manage Space.

In the Manage Windows Backup disk space screen click on View Backups under the Data file backup section.

A list of backups for different time periods will show up. You can delete older ones and just keep the most current backup. This will free up a lot of space if you have several backups periods stored.

You will get a message making sure you want to delete the backup. If you delete the most recent backup, there is an option to delete it and run the backup again so everything is current.

Now that we’ve been able to free up some space, let’s take a look at how to keep only the most recent system image stored. Go back to the Manage Windows Backup disk space window we were at previously and this time click on Change settings which is under the System image section.

Now select Keep only the latest system image and minimize space used by backup then click Ok.


Backing up your system is extremely important, especially if you have a lot of sensitive data and important files. If you allow Windows to manage space, it will automatically save backup periods but won’t take up more than 30% of space on the backup disk. When it gets to the 30% range it will start deleting older system images. Use these tips if you use Windows Backup and Restore and need more room on the backup disk. First create more space by manually deleting the older backups manually, then have it only save the most recent backups.


Courtesy of howtogeek.com

Yes … I’m lazy to re-write it … at least I’m HONEST … cos I’m bohausiaw

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