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    Using Windows 7 built in system image backup

    Computer: Acer Veriton M275 32-bit Win7 Pro SP1 desktop that belongs to the senior citizen center where I volunteer

    On 10/30/15 I created a system image backup using Windows 7 built in feature
    Today I created another system image backup using Windows 7 built in feature

    On the external hard drive the original WindowsImageBackup 10/30/2015 9:58 AM File folder is still there and I thought it would be overwritten.
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    Subfolders for todayís system image backup were created. Is this normal?
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    Backup 2015-11-17.PNG

    Afterward I ran Disk Cleanup including the option to free more disk space by removing all but the most recent restore point. However, the 10/30/15 system image restore point is still there in System Restore.
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    Is this normal?
    --- I want to get into the habit of creating monthly system image backups but I donít think I want to see multiple System Image Restore points listed as I donít see the need to use those prior ones.
    --- Plus Iím in favor of freeing up unnecessary disk space
    --- How can I remove the prior system image restore points in System Restore?

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    Disk Cleanup removes System Restore points, not System Images.

    This SevenForums article describes how to delete System Images...

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-backups.html

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    Thanks jwoods. I had used that tutorial before from a prior request of mine on how to remove all prior system images without realizing I could retain the most recent one
    By pointing me back to that tutorial I chose to retain the most recent one and I just finished that up
    I also checked my Win7 computer at home and the images I posted are similar to mine so I'm ok on understanding better now on what happens when using Win7 built in system image backup

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