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How to turn off System Restore :
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.


  3. Select the drive for which the System Restore needs to be managed and click the Settings button. Check the Turn off System Restore on this drive check box and click OK. (You cannot Turn off system restore for the Windows drive; follow step 5.)


  4. When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore.
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    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?

  5. Instead of turning off the System Restore in individual drives, it can be done globally for all drives. In the System Restore tab, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box. And click Yes to continue.




  6. Click OKto close the System Properties dialog box.

How to turn on System Restore :


  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.
  3. Click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box from the Settings box for each drives. Or, click the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.
  4. Click OK.
  5. After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.


Note: If you do not see the System Restore tab, you are not logged on to Windows as an Administrator user. Log off and login as a user with admin privileges.

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Re: How to Turn Off / Turn On System Restore in Windows XP ?

Does it do good in stopping the viruses to copy from dirve to drive
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Re: How to Turn Off / Turn On System Restore in Windows XP ?

turning off System Restore is preferable only before you start cleaning any infections to rule out any possibilities of having backups of infected files.
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Re: How to Turn Off / Turn On System Restore in Windows XP ?

I still do not know and understand what is the functions of system restore.
thats why i never bothered about it

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Re: How to Turn Off / Turn On System Restore in Windows XP ?

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I still do not know and understand what is the functions of system restore.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...emrestore.mspx
System Restore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As the name suggests it helps you to roll back or restore files/registry settings on your system.
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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...emrestore.mspx
System Restore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As the name suggests it helps you to roll back or restore files/registry settings on your system.
tq.. its really help me to understand it
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