If you don't want Windows to back up your system files:
1. Open the Control Panel 2. Double-click on system 3. Click the System Restore tab 4. Check "Turn off System Restore on all drives" 5. Hit Apply 6. You may now delete the System Volume Information folder.
Warning! If you turn this off you will not be able to use Windows System Restore to restore your system in case of failure.
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System Restore is a valuable feature that should not be lightly disabled. It can mean the difference between a quick fix and hours of difficult troubleshooting. The space used can be reduced if this is a factor. DO NOT DELETE THE "System Volume Information" FOLDER. In systems using NTFS this will not normally be possible. By default even Administrators do not have sufficient permissions to do this. Larry Miller, Microsoft MCSA