How to enable or disable the System Restore feature.
Follow these steps to enable or disable the System Restore feature.
- If the System Restore feature is disabled all existing restore points will be deleted. The computer will not be able to track or undo changes to the computer.
- This information applies only to computers using the operating systems listed below this article in the Applicable Products and Categories section.
NOTE: To delete all restore points without permanently turning off this feature, follow the procedure to disable System Restore and then repeat the procedure to enable System Restore.
- Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel window, click System and Maintenance.
- In the System and Maintenance window, click System.
- In the System window, under Tasks, click System Protection.
NOTE: If the User Account Control window is displayed, click the Continue button.
- In the System Properties window, on the System Protection tab, in the Automatic restore points section, choose the appropriate option:
- To enable System Restore, click to put a check next to any or all disks.
- To disable System Restore, click to clear the box next to any or all disks.
NOTE: In the System Protection window, click the Turn System Protection Off button.
- In the System Properties window, click OK button.
- In the System Restore window, click the Yes button.