Sometimes, due lớn different reasons, you need to turn off system restore in Windows 10/8/7, but you still need a way khổng lồ protect your computer. All of them will be included below.



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Can I stop system restore in Windows 10?

System Restore is a usefu featurebuilt-inWindows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11 that allows you lớn restore your computer lớn an earlier date whereitworksfine. & it will include the installed programs & its settings, Windows Registry, necessary system files.

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Normally, Windows will create system restore pointswith System Restore feature automatically before installing new software, updating a driver, installing Windows updates, etc. If there are no such events, the system restore point will be created by every 7 days.

Then, when your computer runs slowly or stop responding, you can restorefrom a system restore point. This operation will not affect your personal data, such as, documents, pictures, etc. But the recently installed apps và drivers will be uninstalled. & the longer you use it, the more space it takes up, which will slow down your computer khổng lồ some extent.

In addition, it becomes useless when system crashes or disk crashes. Because it does not contain system và all the boot files that are required lớn boot Windows. At this time, you need a complete system backup Windows 10created by backup & restore software. Thus, it"s wise khổng lồ turn off system restore in Windows 10/8/7 & schedule backup system in Windows 10.

How lớn turn off system restore in Windows 10

In the following, I’ll introduce you 2 common used ways to lớn stop system restore in Windows 10, namely using system proetction & group policy editor, & both of them are applicable khổng lồ disable system restore in Windows 7and Windows 8.Keep reading below khổng lồ learn the detailed steps.

Method 1: Turn off system restore via system protection

Whatever reason you want to lớn stop system restore in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, you can use the following steps. Just the interface in different system will have a little difference.

Step 1.Click the Start button >Control Panel >System>System Protectionsubsequently. If prompt, type your administrator password or click “Continue”.

Step 2. Select the disk you want to lớn turn off system restore and clickthe Configure button.

Step 3. In the System Protection for Local Disk (C:) window, tick “Disable system protection”and “OK”to save the changes. In Windows 7, you need to tick "Turn off system protection".


Method 2: Disable system restore using Group Policy

For group policy, it’s only available in some operating system, such as, Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate & Enterprise, Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise, Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise & Educations.

If your computer is running one of these operating system, you could try this method. If not, you can go back khổng lồ the first method.

Step 1. Press “Win + R”to mở cửa the Run window, then type “gpedit. Msc”and hit “OK”. After a few seconds, you will see the main page of the local group policy editor.

Step 2. Go to lớn the following location và select “System Restore”key at the left panel.

Computer ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesSystemSystem Restore

Step 3. Double-click “Turn off System Restore”and then tick “Enabled”and hit “OK”.


Note: Disabling system restore in Windows 10/8/7 will delete all the existing system restore points. If that"s not what you want, you can enable system restore again.

System restore turned off in Windows 10 | protect system with a powerful backup software

As mentioned earlier, system backup will be a better choice lớn protect system và data on your computer. Khổng lồ make it, you need a powerful backup software, such as, AOMEI Backupper Professional. Here are some advantages of it.

High compatibility.

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It supports Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista. Và it supports all Windows recognized storage device, such as, internal or external hard drive, USB flash drive, cloud drive lượt thích OneDrive, network drive, NAS etc.

Then, let"s create a system backup to lớn protect your computer. It"s suggested to backup system lớn external hard drive or other storage device outside computer, which will not occupy disk space of your local computer as well asincreasecomputer performance khổng lồ some extent.

Step 1. Prepare an external hard drive và connect it to lớn your computer,make sure it can be detected. Then, tải về AOMEI Backupper Professional and install it on your computer.

Step 2.Open AOMEI Backupper Professional. Then, Select “System Backup”under the Backup tab.


Note:To backup entire disk, click “Disk Backup”as instead. It will include all the data on the disk, not just the system partition.

Step 3. As you can see, there are three partitions listed, all of them are system partition & boot related partitions required to lớn start Windows. All you need to bởi vì is lớn select the prepared external hard drive as destination path.


Step 4.Click “Schedule” & select one or more settings under the Schedule Settings window. Then, you can phối incremental backupin the Backup Scheme.


Tips:❤ If your target drive is USB flash drive, it"s suggested khổng lồ use "USB plug in" feature. It will backup system lớn USB driveautomatically when it"s plugged in.❤ If you want lớn backup system during off-peak hours, please remember to lớn tick "Wake the computer lớn run scheduled tasks". It will start your computer 2 minutes before the scheduled task begin.

Step5(optional). If you don"t want backups to take up too much disk space or your target disk is slightly small, you can choose lớn delete old backup images regularly with "Backup Scheme" feature.

In the Schedule window, click "Backup Scheme" and“Enable Backup Scheme”, then choose a scheme và set the number of backups you want to lớn retain. Finally, click “OK”to exit this window.


Note: khổng lồ manually setscheme for scheduled backup task, you canuse the "Edit Backup" feature in the“Home” tab. Just select thebackup task & click the three horizontal lines, then you will see the“Edit Backup” feature.

Step 6.You are almost done. The last step is lớn click "Start Backup", then it will start lớn backup system automatically.


System restore works in some situations, such as, your computer slow down or stop responding, but it will occupy much disk space for a long time use. And it does not work when the operating system or the diskcrashes.

All the restor points are stored on corresponding partitions, thus it will be damaged if the partition goes wrong. & system restore point does not contain the system và all boot-related partitions required to start.

For these reasons, you can turn off system restore in Windows 10/8/7. Then, you can create a system image with AOMEI Backupper Professional khổng lồ replace the restore point. For hệ thống users, you could use AOMEI Backupper Server.

It can vì all the things System Restore can do for you, và be your last resort khổng lồ recover your computer when it"s unbootable. If you schedule backup system, all the personal data & installed programs will be included as well.