Disabling/Enabling System Restore in Vista

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After disinfection, it is recommended to deactivate and then reactivate System Restore (to clean it) as sometimes the restore points can be infected.

Click the Vista logo right-click "Computer" then click "Properties":

Click "System Protection":

Uncheck the box of the disk(s) for which you want to disable System Restore:

A confirmation is required and inform you that the existing restore points will be deleted without any possibility of backtracking:

To reactivate System Restore, just check the box again but this does not recover the old points system restore.
Published by jak58. Latest update on July 23, 2009 at 04:38 AM by jak58.
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