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Disk Cleanup not deleting restore points

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I found recently that my restore points were accounting for about 30% of the 40%+ fragmentation on my computer, so I went to use Window's Disk Cleanup to remove all but the most recent one.

I started Disk Cleanup with 'Run as Administrator' clicked on 'Clean up' under System Restore & Shadow Copies.

However, it did not delete the restore points, I tried three times, rebooting the computer after each attempt, and the restore points were never deleted. I eventually had to just turn SR off and back on to clear the restore points

I am on an HP laptop running Win 7 Home Premium. I have never had this issue on my desktop which runs ultimate.

Does anyone know what might cause this behavior?
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Vista generally won't let you delete System Restore Points (usually because they are all hidden and you have to gain access to each folder)If you want to save space, change the setting so windows can only use a user specified percent of the partition, so whenever a new SRP is created, the oldest one will be deleted, hope this helped :)
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