How to do I ..........

  Dirty Dick 16:24 20 Oct 2008
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.......... increase the space available for system restore. (Vista Ultimate)

I only seem to have restote pionts for about a week.

Thanx

DD

  rawprawn 16:30 20 Oct 2008
  rawprawn 17:02 20 Oct 2008

This explains it better but you set the space needed larger rather than reduce

click here

  Dirty Dick 17:42 20 Oct 2008

thanx for your response

But I'm having trouble running anything in the CMD prompt.

I keep getting an error saying "You don't have the correct permissions to run this command" BUT I'm the only User on this laptop

Any ideas please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:46 20 Oct 2008

You need to log on as an administrator.

All vista accounts automatically set up as limited accounts.

1. Logon to Vista using your normal username and password.
2. Click on the Start button
3. Click on Start Search.
4. Type, cmd.
5. Right-click cmd, select 'Run as administrator' from the shortcut menu.
6. In the black 'DOS box', type the following at the command line:
Net help user
7. The idea of the last command is just to observe the options for Net User. In particular, examine the syntax to set the password.
8. The next instruction is the crucial command. I have chosen password = p£ssworD, you may want to choose different characters.
9. Net user administrator p£ssw0rd
10. Net user administrator /active:yes
11. Check the message : The command completed successfully
12. Switch User, or logoff
13. Logon as Administrator Password p£ssw0rD (Your password may be different!)

Trap1: There should be no space between the word 'active' and the colon.

/active :yes is wrong.
/active:yes is correct.

Trap2: You need a forward slash before /active

Net user administrator active:yes is wrong
Net user administrator /active:yes is correct

Trap3: Pay close attention to the command, it should be active, not activate.

  Dirty Dick 09:27 23 Oct 2008

I've just got round to trying your suggestion,(been so busy) and it worked a treat.

Many Thanx

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