How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

Date: March 3rd, 2011
Author: Mark Kolin

System Restore Points are a nice feature of Windows which lets you revert your system to a previously saved state. However, system restore points take up a lot of space and most of the times we need only our last system restore point. So why not remove the previous ones?

Open the Start menu and in the search box, enter cleanmgr and press Enter:


How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

Select a drive:

How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

Press OK. Disk Cleanup will scan your drive for file you may not need:

How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

A new window will open:

How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

Press the Clean up system files button. Again you will be asked to select a drive. Select the drive on which your Windows is installed:

How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

Disk cleanup will scan again and reopen. Select the More Options tab:

How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

In the System Restore and Shadow Copies panel press the Clean up button. You will be prompted to confirm the action:

How to delete old System Restore Points in Windows 7

Press Delete to delete all, but the last System Restore Point.

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