Deleting restore points in Windows 7

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I'm using Windows 7 and I noticed that the system restore points were deleted. They were deleted one at a time though. It seems that the drive space used is not that huge. Is this a indication of a virus or is this automatically done by Windows itself? Can this be avoided and whenever I want to, can I delete it manually?

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Deleting restore points in Windows 7

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System restore points are created automatically by Windows, and are also deleted automatically by Windows.

The System Restore option can create a restore point every time it thinks that it's necessary for a new restoration point. Every drive or partition that you have on your hard drive can have a system restore point. Creating a system restore point will occupy your hard drive with a couple of GB, depending on what size the partition is; the bigger the partition, the bigger the restoration point. 

Turning off this utility for saving more space on the hard drive is very easy. All you have to do is take these steps:

1. Click on the Start Menu button.

2. Then navigate to the Control Panel button and click on it.

3. A new window will appear in which you have to select the System option.

4. After selecting the System option, a new windows will appear and on the left panel there will be an Advanced system settings button. Click on it.

5. A new window will appear with 5 tabs. Press the System Protection tab.

6. From there, a list with all your partition will be available to you. If you want to change the settings, like the size of the restore point, or just deactivate the System Restore Protection on one of the partitions, all you have to is double click on the desired partition, and it will deactivate.

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