Disable System Restore

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  1. expert

    expert MDL Junior Member

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    Disable System Restore

    Run : gpedit.msc

    Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Sytem\System Restore
    double click: Turn off Configuration , select Enabled and then click OK.
    double click: Turn off System Restore , select Enabled and then click OK.
     
  2. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    From what I know Windows 8.x does re-enable it unless the group policy is in place.
     
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    It will not get re-enabled ;)
     
  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    That's true only in one case.

    Example:

    You install Windows 8.1, disable System Restore

    Then you install all Windows updates, then you activate Windows

    After activation, and followed by a reboot. Windows will re-enable System Restore

    then simply disable it again, and it will never get re-enabled.
     
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    I doubt it, for me it got re-enabled several times. I got tired of disabling it and used reg tweak instead, which disabled it completely. Some people thinks it has something to do with "Automatic Maintenance".
     
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I've been using Win8.1 since released and hasn't enabled back again. And I mean doing it manually not from gpedit.msc
     
  8. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    Alright I'll do that then just in case, what the heck :)
     
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