How To Disable System Restore In Windows 10

How To Disable System Protection In Windows 10

In this Windows 10 post, we will be showing you how to disable system restore (also known as system protection) on your PC or laptop.

Windows 10 creates system restore points so that if you run into problems within Windows 10 you can then restore back to a point where Windows was last working. So they are really handy however, if you are running low on disk space and don’t need to have system restore points on your hard drive then we have listed the steps below showing you how to do this.

Disabling System Protection In Windows 10:

1. First open the start menu and search “View Advanced System Settings” and open it

2. Click the “System Protection” tab > If you have more than one hard drive you will now see a list of all the drives that have system protection enabled for

3. Select the drives that you would like to disable system restore points on then click the “Configure…” button

4. Under “Restore Settings” toggle it to “Disable system protection” then click the “OK” button

5. You will now get a window saying “Are you sure you want to turn off system protection on this drive? Existing restore points on the disk will be deleted and new restore points will not be created. You will not be able to use System Restore to undo unwanted system changes on all drives” > You need to click “Yes

6. System restore points will be disabled for that drive > Do the same for any other drives

There you have it that’s how you disable system restore points and system protection in Windows 10.

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