George, Yes, that is correct. You designate what percentage of the drive can be used for system restore and that will dictate how many restore points that Windows XP can maintain. As the newest ones are created the older ones drop off. When you have System Restore active and monitoring a drive, a restore point is automatically created every 24 hours, or when XP detects a change. XP is able to detect programs that are installed using the Intellishield installer and the Windows XP installer so it will create a restore point just prior to the installation software actually making changes to your system. That's the one thing to be aware of, if one of the many other installers are used then a restore point will not be created, but you can always fall back on the auto system checkpoint that will be within 24 hours old. If you attempt to install an unsigned driver a restore point will be created, and of course you can also manually create a restore point. Most of the restore points though are created automatically. So, the best thing to do is just activate it, set the drive space and let it work for you. It's saved me several times. Spider -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Cham Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 7:29 PM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: System Restore Windows Xp So What your saying Spider is that if I don't use the restore points for a long time, They will be deleted automatically without me doing anything? George *********** REPLY SEPARATOR *********** > > > > Yes they can be deleted, but obviously they will no longer be > available to use as a restore point. The easiest way to manage system > restore is to set the drive space to use at a manageable level and > they will auto delete as they age. Do this in the System Properties > in Control Panel or right click my computer and go to Properties. > You'll see the system restore tab and settings. > > Spider For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.