System Restore is a feature included in the Windows Operating System that lets the end-user create points that are “known good” which can be restored to in the event of a catastrophic event occurring on the computer. These events can result from a failure or crash of the operating system due to infection by computer malware or incompatibilities from new software programs installed on the PC. Many times, a user will be required to disable or turn-off system restore on the computer before removing software applications in order to prevent the bad software or computer virus from being inadvertently restored on the computer at a future date.
How to Turn Off System Restore on Windows 7
Step 1 – Right click the “Computer” icon in Windows 7.
Step 2 – Choose the “Properties” menu option.
Step 3 – Select the “System Protection” link located on the left-hand side of the screen.
Step 4 – Choose the “System Protection” menu option located on the left-hand side of the screen.
Step 5 – Choose the “Configure” menu button listed beneath the drive listing. Step 6 – Choose the radio button located beside “System Restore” and it will be turned off.
How to Turn System Restore Off in Windows Vista
Step 1 – Select the “Start” and “Settings” menu buttons on your computer.
Step 2 – Click the “Control Panel” icon and then choose the “System and Maintenance” and “System” menu options.
Step 3 – Select “System Protection” listed on the left-hand menu. Enter the administrator password if the operating system queries you for it.
Step 4 – Clear the check box to the left of the label next to your computer’s hard drive. Alternatively, to turn System Restore On, toggle the selection so that the check box is selected.
How To Turn Windows System Restore Off in Windows Vista
Step 1 – Choose the “Start,” “Settings” and “Control Panel” menu selections followed by the “System and Maintenance” and “System” options.
Step 2 – Select the “Turn Off System Restore” check box to de-select the option. The operating system will then ask you to agree that you really want to disable the feature through a dialogue box by clicking the “Yes” menu button.
Step 3 – Exit from the System configuration helper application by selecting the “X” button in the upper-right-hand section of the program window and System Restore will be turned off.
How to Turn Off Windows System Restore in Windows ME
Step 1 – Right click the “My Computer” icon and choose the “Properties” menu option on the subsequent menu.
Step 2 – Select the “File System” menu label located underneath the “Performance” tab option.
Step 3 – Choose the “Troubleshooting” menu option and click the “Disable System Restore” check box to turn System Restore Off.