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How To Change System Protection Storage Size

Windows has a default feature named System Protection, that allows you to undo system changes by performing a System Restore, as well as manually creating a Restore point, whereby you can set your computer back to the time of when It was functioning correctly. You can also adjust the maximum disk space that System Protection uses, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to do this with Incredible ease.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to In terms of System Protection. There are a number of ways to access It, one of which Is to navigate to Control Panel > System and Security > System > System protection. It will then execute, as per the Image below.

From here, you can perform a System Restore, create Restore points and adjust the disk space used for System Protection. It's the latter that I'll be referring to throughout this article.

Given older Restore Points are deleted automatically to allow room for new ones, It makes perfect sense to Increase the disk space used by System Protection, thus keep Restore Points a lot longer than Its default state. The process Is extremely simple, so without further ado, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, open the Run menu, enter control panel and then hit OK as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, select Large Icons via the drop-down menu, and then click on System.

Step Three:

Then to the left of the window, simply click the System protection link.

Step Four:

Now select the drive that you wish to change the System Protection storage size. In my case, It's the OS drive, namely Local Disk C. When you've made your choice, hit Configure.

Last Step:

Time to adjust the storage size on the disk you've selected. There's no right or wrong, but rather based on your computing needs. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've adjusted the Max Usage slider to 25% (11.22 GB), which Is ample storage for the environment I work In. When you've applied yours, click OK to finalize the process.

Final Thoughts:

Believe It or not, unlike the time taken to write this tutorial, the entire process to change the System Protection storage size, only takes around a minute or so to complete. It's of the utmost Importance to keep quite a number of Restore Points readily available, so be sure to Increase the storage size at your earliest convenience.


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