Free disk space: How to delete system protection restore points in Windows 8 in 5 steps

Restore points can take up a huge amount of disk space, here’s how you can free disk space by deleting system protection restore points

System Protection


System restoration points are those points that a system restore detects changes to your system and adds to its schedule when you want to restore your system. Any installations or removals of a program automatically creates a restore point where you can restore your system. Deleting restore points is not recommended but in case you want to create new ones, here is the tutorial.

1. Open up Control Panel by typing control panel in Run.

Type control panel in run

2. StepNow click System (large icons views)


3. StepClick the System Protection link given at the top left hand corner of the taskpane.

Click on System Protection link

4. StepClick Configure…

Click Configure in System Properties

5. StepClick Delete

Click Delete in System Protection

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