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Disable “System Restore” utility.

“System Restore” can undo the changes made to the registry and restore it to the “last known good” registry state. But, this setting features to turn off this utility.

Tweak for : Windows XP
“System Restore” will undo the changes made to the registry and restore the registry state to an earlier date/time. “System Restore” can automatically create restore points (also called system checkpoints) when it monitors changes to the registry like installing new programs etc. You can also create your own restore point when you are about to make some major changes in the registry.

This setting enables you to turn the “System Restore” utility off. However, turning the utility off shall not remove the existing restore points.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and search the keys listed below. Now, right-click and modify the DWORD value “Start” to “4” which can turn the “System Restore” utility off.

However, if you want to enable back the “System Restore” option, change the value to “2”.

Refresh view of your computer for the changes to take effect.

NOTE:
If you create a restore point, Windows will save the current registry state of your system. If for example an installation corrupts your registry, you can restore your system through this utility.

Totally disable system restore.reg

The ".reg" file can disable "System Restore" utility.

Totally enable system restore (default).reg

The ".reg" file can enable "System Restore" utility.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

"System Restore" utility option is disabled.

"System Restore" utility option is enabled by default and it can be accessed by going to [Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore].

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srservice\] key, right-click on the "Start" DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "4" in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Turn “System Restore” utility off.

Category : System > System Restore

“System Restore” can undo the changes made to the registry and restore it to the “last known good” registry state. But, this setting features to turn off this utility.

Turn off “System Restore” facility.

Category : System > System Restore

“System Restore” can undo the changes made to the registry and restore it to the “last known good” registry state. But, this setting features to turn off this utility.

 
 
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