Windows 10: Can the useless System Restore be removed from Windows 10?

  1.    23 May 2018 #1

    Can the useless System Restore be removed from Windows 10?


    I am wondering as System Restore is useless. When you need it to work it fails to restore. I am wondering like I did with Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer if it is possible to remove System Restore. I use Macrium Reflect Home which is much more reliable and saved me more times from having to reinstall Windows that I can count.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       23 May 2018 #2

    Hello Tony,

    You can't remove the System Protection feature, but you can turn it off, or disable it to make sure it stays off.

    Turn On or Off System Protection for Drives in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Enable or Disable System Restore in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    23 May 2018 #3

    Thanks I did turn it off but I hope I will be able to remove it like WMP.
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  4.    24 May 2018 #4

    WMP is just a program so it can be removed, System Restore is a Windows function and can only be turned off.
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    Windows 10 64bit Professional
       24 May 2018 #5

    reddice said: View Post
    I am wondering as System Restore is useless. When you need it to work it fails to restore. I am wondering like I did with Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer if it is possible to remove System Restore. I use Macrium Reflect Home which is much more reliable and saved me more times from having to reinstall Windows that I can count.
    You could install Rollback RX Home which is free, it's a much much better alternative to Windows crappy (and pity) system restore which also doesn't restore everything.
    This program will automatically disable system restore, you also need to disable defrag (also check if it has a scheduled task) as Rollback RX Home uses its own defragger.

    Regarding deleting system restore, you only can disable it so saved files will be deleted and you get some space back.
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  6.    24 May 2018 #6

    Thanks I disabled it. However will VSSC still work as it is needed for Macrium Reflect?
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  7.    24 May 2018 #7

    reddice said: View Post
    Thanks I disabled it. However will VSSC still work as it is needed for Macrium Reflect?
    It does for me no problem with Macrium Reflect an no system restore.
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