Anybody know why Microsoft disabled System Restore by default?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by jacobean, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. jacobean

    jacobean MDL Novice

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    Anybody know why Microsoft disabled System Restore by default in Windows 10?

    It was one of the great features of Windows but Microsoft in all their wisdom decided to disable System Restore by default?

    The only question I can ask is why?
     
  2. digital john

    digital john MDL Senior Member

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    i didn't noticed, but if it's disabled..how coud you restore windows 10?
     
  3. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    It will be disabled, if your system partition is too small. I can not even upgrade with 40GB partition, MCT fails to run, stupid MS. :31:
     
  4. digital john

    digital john MDL Senior Member

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    windows 7,8 and 10 need least 20 to 30gb of space?
     
  5. jacobean

    jacobean MDL Novice

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    Well I have over 180GB of free space and System Restore was still disabled upon installation.
     
  6. scaramonga

    scaramonga MDL Member

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    Because its crap, and they know most disable it now anyway, well, if one has any sense ;)

    We also don't need it now, as everything gets restored at each update anyway, regardless of what one does.
     
  7. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    Indeed, there is Last Known Good Configuration, if Windows fails to boot, it will restore from there.

    I have got 28GB of free space, that is plenty. Windows does not check for free space, but for the size of the partition, It even refuses to install, if it is less than 30GB.
     
  8. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Well, mine wasn't disabled by default.

    Plus, I do find it useful. In fact, I consider it as undervalued among computer users. And an update is by no means a substitute, doesn't even come close to it, as it won't affect installed programs for a start.
     
  9. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Where did You get such data, that Microsoft has disabled it by default?
    Quite the contrary, Microsoft has made it even more robust and more forced as ever before.

    But at the same time there is a real chance for any administrator to change it. If this is forbidden on Your computer, contact your computer administrator. Most likely he has make changes there.
     
  10. ElDiabl0

    ElDiabl0 MDL Junior Member

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    It happened to him? It does happen, but I don't think it happens 100% of the time. There's something that Windows 10 detects during the installation or during the OOBE phase that leads it to disable system restore on the C:\ drive. I don't know what causes it but I've seen it happen many times.
     
  11. jacobean

    jacobean MDL Novice

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    Well I support PCs on a regular basis and 9/10 Win systems I come across all have System Restore disabled

    This was totally different back in Vista, XP days! Where 9/10 PCs had System Restore enabled.
     
  12. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Must it be that it is Preview Build?
     
  13. prashantsays

    prashantsays MDL Member

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    mine was also enabled by default,
    os- win 10 pro
    storage- 1tb+
    Also, this feature has actually helped me once when i was trying to customize the os via 3rd party tools. BSOD starting showing up on each reboot, i had a system image to restore the whole disk so i wasn't worried, but i thought to try this "system protection", there was a "backup" present which was auto created right before the soft installation, i simply clicked on it and followed the steps and everything went to normal in a few steps.
     
  14. glewarne

    glewarne MDL Novice

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    ive had clean win10 installs have it sometimes enabled, sometimes disabled on the very same machine with no hardware changes (laptop)
     
  15. Jari

    Jari MDL Member

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    Desktop, enabled. Just checked after reading this, as I prefer to keep it enabled.
     
  16. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    yomoma2 MDL Member

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    Usually if there's enough free space available, it'll be enabled (for the system drive) only after the second boot on a clean install.
     
  18. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Member

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    I never got the hype of System Restore. When push comes to shove, SR will not help.
     
  19. MELERIX

    MELERIX MDL Addicted

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    not really, tested in a clean install in an empty HDD with 1TB size, and is still disabled by default.