Windows 8.1: How to set disk space size used by System Restore?
The System Restore feature occupies a certain amount of hard disk space on your Windows 8.1 PC to store Restore Points. If you wish, you can change the disk space size used by System Restore. Let’s go ahead and see how it’s done.
You need around 300 megabytes (MB) of free space on each disk to store restore points. The amount of disk space used by the System Restore is only between three and five percent of the space. When the disk space to store Restore Points fills up, the System Restore utility then deletes the older restore points to make space for the newer ones.
You can make this process even more convenient by changing the disk space size used by System Restore as per your choice. You can do the changes by following these steps:
- First of all, create a system restore point before starting the process. To do so:
- On the Start screen, start typing ‘System Restore Point’ and then click on the ‘Settings’ section.
- From the search results, click on ‘Create a restore point’.
- On the ‘System Properties’ window, click ‘Create’ under ‘System Protection’ tab.
- Type the name for the restore point and then click ‘Create’.
- Wait for the process to complete and then click ‘Close’.
- Click ‘OK’ to close the ‘System Properties’ window.
- Now you can set the disk space size used by System Restore. To do so:
- If you are on the Start Screen, click the Desktop tile.
- Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the screen to access the ‘Charms’ menu.
- Click on the ‘Settings’ charm, and then click ‘PC Info’.
- Click ‘System Protection’ in the left pane, select the system drive, and then click ‘Configure’.
- Adjust the disk space used for system protection and then click ‘OK’.
- Click ‘OK’ again to close the ‘System Properties’ window.
This is how you can set the disk space size used by System Restore on your Windows 8.1 PC. If you find the above-mentioned steps lengthy and too many to follow in one go, you can play our solution video and make the process simpler for you.