How to Turn Off System Restore

OS: Windows 7, Vista, or maybe XP
Time: 1-5 minutes

Reasons for turning off System Protection are: increased disk space, faster computer performance, and more.

The disadvantage of doing so is you will not be able to use System Restore or the "Previous Versions".


  1. Right click Computer in the Start menu and click Properties (or push Win(the flag)+Pause/Break)
  2. Click System protection
  3. In the list select the partition you want to turn System Restore off for
  4. Click Configure…
  5. Click “Turn off system protection” or another option if you wish
  6. Click OK two times and close the Control Panel window


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