System Restore In Windows XP – Ways To Enable And Disable

System Restore feature in windows helps in recovering the system from failures.By default, System Restore is enabled in Windows XP. But if your system gets infected by virus, it gets included in this restore point and when the system is scanned with an antivirus software, you may receive a message that a virus was found in the System Volume Information folder of Windows XP, but the antivirus software is unable to remove it.

Hence you may want to disable system restore, until the system is disinfected. When you disable System Restore, Windows XP removes the restore points that track changes in Windows. But note that after you turn off System Restore, you can no longer restore Windows XP to an earlier time. However you may re-enable System Restore, after the system is disinfected.When you turn on System Restore, Windows XP creates restore points to track changes in Windows. After you turn on System Restore, you can restore Windows to the time of the earliest available restore point.

Here is a free tool to enable or disable system restore with a single click.It works on WinXP Home, WinXP Pro and requires Microsoft .net framework 1.1 or higher.Free download System Restore enable/disable tool and turn on or turn off system restore easily.

If you want to enable or disable system restore manually, then find below the steps to follow.

How To Turn Off System Restore, manually, in windows XP?

  • Right-click My Computer and click Properties.
  • In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
  • Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
  • Click OK.
  • When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore

You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.

Do you want to turn off System Restore?

  • System Restore is turned off and after a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

How To Turn On System Restore, manually, in windows XP?

  • Right-click My Computer and click Properties.
  • In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
  • Click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
  • Click OK.
  • System Restore is turned on and after a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

This is all about System Restore in Windows XP.

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