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How to Enable and Disable System Restore

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Summary
This article explains how to enable and disable the System Restore feature in Windows Millennium Edition (Me).

CAUTION: Disabling System Restore removes all previous restore points. To continue to use System Restore to restore your computer to a previous point, do not disable System Restore.
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The System Restore feature is enabled by default. To disable System Restore:
  1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Performance tab, click File System, or press ALT+F.
  3. On the Troubleshooting tab, click to select the Disable System Restore check box.
  4. Click OK twice, and then click Yes when you are prompted to restart the computer.
  5. To re-enable System Restore, follow steps 1-3, but in step 3, click to clear the Disable System Restore check box.
System Restore is the feature that allows a computer system to be rolled back, or restored, to a point before certain events took place, for example, prior to specific software or hardware installations. System Restore is a powerful tool that in most cases, should not be disabled.
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Article ID: 264887 - Last Review: 06/19/2014 08:01:00 - Revision: 2.0

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