Disabling the Windows registry backup feature, RegIdleBackup, can minimize the number of system writes and reduce the growth of linked-clone desktops.

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In vSphere Client, select the parent virtual machine and select Open Console.

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Log in to the Windows 7 or Windows 8 guest operating system as an administrator.

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Click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools.

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Select Task Scheduler and click Open.

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In the left pane, expand Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, Windows.

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Double-click Registry and select RegIdleBackup.

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In the Actions pane, click Disable.