Originally Posted by EricB
yeah. I leve system restore on for only my c drive. there's maybe a couple of more things on that list that I ignore like windows sounds. I do disable windows sounds when I'm recording something in the background off of a website, record player or tape deck
The sounds for Windows functions like starting or shutting down, menu popups, new email notification, all that is purely optional. For analog external recording with a mic or two that would get in the way easy enough. The one critism of XP has often been the lack of seeing new restore points created more frequently then the few made a month or on some softwaree installations or even MS updates.
For the novice user there's always a larger need to have more fresh restore points onhand. The only time to disable that feature would be when trying to remove a virus or trojan of some type rather then crippling the ability to save the current installation especially on prebuilt systems with only a recovery disk. You have to look at every aspect before rushing into anything. There are a ton of do this and do that articles to look at. But a little foresight can go a lot furrther then...