Windows 10 Tutorials 159 – How To Turn On or Off System Protection in Windows 10

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off system protection in Windows 10.

System protection is a feature that regularly creates and saves your computers systems files and settings as restore points. These restore points are used by System Restore feature to restore your computer back to that state.

System restore points are created before any significant event like installation of programs or windows updates or you can create them manually any time. By default system protection will create restore points every 7 days if no restore point was created during that period.

[su_note]Note: You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to perform a system restore.[/su_note]

How To Turn On or Off System Protection in Windows 10:

  1. Open Control Panel (small icons view), and click on the Recovery option.
  2. Click on the Configure System Restore link.
    System Protection in Windows 10
  3. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes to continue.
  4. Under Protection Settings, select the drive you want to manage system protection for.
  5. Click on the Configure button.
    System Protection in Windows 10
  6. To turn on system protection, check radio button next to Turn on system protection under Restore Settings.
  7. Under Disk Space Usage slide the slider to the amount of space you want to use for system protection.
  8. To turn off system protection, check radio button next to Disable system protection under Restore Settings. Click Yes button to confirm.
    System Protection in Windows 10
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