Windows 8 Restore points and current usage

I was looking at my restore points on my new computer the other day, and noticed that some were missing. There was only 1.  I created a new one, giving me two, but last night, I was back to 1.
Looking at the Systems Protection configuration screen, I saw that the Max usage had been set to 1%, a bit over 8 GB.  The Current Usage showed close to 8 GB
I moved it up to 2%, deleted my restore points, and started over, by creating a couple more new restore points.  The Current Usage was now down to around 19 MB. A little while later, I installed a new program, and created another restore point. I took a look to see if they were all still there, and they were, but the Current Usage was now up over 200 MB, and growing.  It's still getting bigger as I type, it's up to 872 MB. It's been getting bigger by the second, even though I'm not adding more restore points.  One concern I have, is that it might start deleting restore point when it gets close to the Max Usage that I set.  What is happening.  Why is the Current Usage continually getting larger.
 

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I was looking at my restore points on my new computer the other day, and noticed that some were missing. There was only 1.  I created a new one, giving me two, but last night, I was back to 1.
Looking at the Systems Protection configuration screen, I saw that the Max usage had been set to 1%, a bit over 8 GB.  The Current Usage showed close to 8 GB
I moved it up to 2%, deleted my restore points, and started over, by creating a couple more new restore points.  The Current Usage was now down to around 19 MB. A little while later, I installed a new program, and created another restore point. I took a look to see if they were all still there, and they were, but the Current Usage was now up over 200 MB, and growing.  It's still getting bigger as I type, it's up to 872 GB. It's been getting bigger by the second, even though I'm not adding more restore points.  One concern I have, is that it might start deleting restore point when it gets close to the Max Usage that I set.  What is happening.  Why is the Current Usage continually getting larger.
Is that "872GB" a typo?
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Shenan Stanley
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Sorry. It should have been 872 MB.  I'll go back and edit it. Right now it's up to 1,014 MB.

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