How to Disable Quick and Easy Windows System Restore (Examples)


Windows is the most comprehensive operating system on the digital market. It controls about 63% of active users worldwide and has also been integrated into electronic devices such as Smartphone and Tablet currently.

The group of operating systems known as service software belongs to the multinational computer corporation Microsoft. Which was developed by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975, both shared the vision of changing the world by adding a technological component and this dream came true with the arrival of Windows ten years later.

It is no secret to anyone that today Windows is one of the most used operating systems. It is because of this that it is considered important to know its operation, that is why we will explain below how to disable Windows system restore.

How to disable Windows System Restore?

The Windows operating system has some previous configurations who are in charge of adequately managing the processes carried out on the computer. However, there are cases in which the deactivation of any of these settings is warranted.

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You may need to disable a process called “restoring the Windows operating system” for a period of time, as the software ensures that data and items important to the proper functioning of the computer are not lost by activating this function. However, disabling this setting may remove harmful or unhelpful content. Ideally, make a backup.

Steps to disable Windows system restore

The process to deactivate the Windows system restore will depend on the current version of the operating system on the computer, below we will show you the steps to follow for each one:

Windows 10

  • First of all, we right click on the Windows start button.
  • In the pop-up list of options we must click on the option “system”.
  • You will find a box of information related to the system, just in the right section we are going to click on “system protection”.

Backup screen

  • There will be a dialog box with the system properties, and at the top of this is the phrase “system protection”. Press there and then select “set up”.
  • Now click on “disable system protection” and we click on “to accept”.

Windows 8 and 7

  • We initially click on the start button (Windows button), to Access the control panel.
  • Select the option “security system”, then click on the “system” option.
  • Now you will find a pop-up box with different lists and options, click on the list on the left “system protection”.
  • Enter in “Protection settings” and then you must select a unit, this is in case the computer has two or more hard disks, click on the one in which you want to deactivate.
  • Click “configure” and then click “disable system protection”.
  • Now click on “accept”.

Windows vista

  • Click on the Windows start button and access the control panel.
  • A list of available options will appear, click on “System and Maintenance” and then enter “system”.
  • In the system information box, go to the options box on the left and click on “system protection”.
  • A dialog box will appear, in which you are asked to accept the request to protect user accounts, click on “continue”.
  • There is an icon with an arrow marking the option “all” the hard disk drives of the PC, you must uncheck it.
  • Click on the option “disable system restore”. Then click on “Apply” and “to accept”. And close the popup later.

Windows Xp

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  • Click on the Windows start button and access the section “My PC”.
  • Now you will find a list of available options, click on “view system information”.
  • Now click on “restore system”.
  • Check the box assigned with the option “disable restore on all drives.”
  • Click now on “Apply”.
  • A dialog box will appear asking if you really want to disable it, click “Yes”.
  • The option where all disks are shown should be grayed out to ensure that restoration is disabled.
  • Tap on “to accept”.

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