How to Turn On and Off System Restore?
How to enable and disable System Restore
By default the system restore is Enabled for all the drive in all the versions of the operating system. Though it is not advisable to disable it, there are some conditions under which you might need to. For example a “Pinfi” infection sometimes gets rolled back from the restore files if not deleted from the backup tape. Also if you are running low on disk space the automatic restore point may eat up your space and might create multiple restore points, hence causing memory problem and run short on disk space. Let us see how we can turn it off.
Turn On System Restore for Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Click on start.
- Right click My Computer and select properties
- Find “Advanced System Settings” on the right hand side bar and click it.
- The User Account Control may ask your permission to continue. Select continue.
- Browse to the System Restore tab.
- Select the drives you want to apply restore settings to.
- Selecting primary partition is a must to save your system from sudden crash or corrupted infections.
- Press Apply –> OK
- Restart your system to apply the changes.
Turn On System Restore for Windows XP
- Click on Start
- Select My Computer and right click it and then select properties
- Browse to the System Restore Tab
- Select the drive you want to turn restore and select settings.
- uncheck the “turn system restore off on this device”
- Press apply –> OK
- Restart to apply changes
Turn Off System Restore for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Follow the same method, up-to Step No 5, as mentioned above for turning On the System Restore.
Now, follow the Steps defined in the figure below -
- Select the drive (All drives if you want to) to turn System Restore Off.
- Remove the tick mark.
- A Message may pop up asking for confirmation. Select “Turn System Protection Off”.
- Restart to apply the changes made.
Turn Off System Restore for Windows XP
Follow the same steps (Up-to Step 3) as defined above for enabling system restore in XP.
Now Follow the undermentioned steps to complete the task -
- Select the option “Turn Off System Restore for all drives”
- Select Apply –> OK
- Restart to make the changes.
Though here in this article I have shown you both the tricks in order to enable r disable the System Restore, my personal advise will be not to turn off system restore during any point of time. This is the best fail safe plan which Microsoft has embedded tot their Operating Systems. It can revert back any infection or corrupted files to its normal state. If you are having troubles related to this, you can leave your feedback down here.