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TR Dojo: Preventing Windows Vista System Restore from hogging your hard drive

Windows Vista’s System Restore is a handy feature that allows you to undo actions, like system updates and driver installations, when they go astray or cause problems. Yet if not configured properly, System Restore can gobble up a large chunk of your computer’s free disk space.

Windows Vista’s System Restore is a handy feature that allows you to undo actions, like system updates and driver installations, when they go astray or cause problems. Yet if not configured properly, System Restore can gobble up a large chunk of your computer’s free disk space. In this TR Dojo video, Bill Detwiler shows you how Vista’s System Restore works and how to use the hidden VSSAdmin command-line tool to prevent it from filling up your hard drive.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you read Greg Shultz’s article, “Rein in the unbound storage appetite of Vista System Restore,” on which the first command line tip is based.