Windows 10: Can't enable System Restore Solved

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  1.    31 Aug 2015 #1

    Can't enable System Restore


    Noticed my System Protection was not enabled.
    Can't click on the "Turn on......" Does nothing when I try to "Turn on...."
    Attached a pic.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       31 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello cfourkays,

    Double check in Group Policy to see if you may have a policy enabled that has disabled this.

    Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       31 Aug 2015 #3

    You can also try to run this via CMD as admin:

    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore" /v "DisableSR" /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore" /v "DisableConfig" /f
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SPP\Clients" /v " {09F7EDC5-294E-4180-AF6A-FB0E6A0E9513}" /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "1" /f
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  4.    31 Aug 2015 #4

    Solved


    Hi Shawn,
    Couldn't locate in the GPSettings.

    TairikuOkami,
    Couldn't find the 2 keys to delete so I added the last key.

    I don't know where you found this but it worked.

    Noticed it wasn't working when I tried to create an RP prior to installing the new Build 10532

    Thanks to both

    Pete

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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       31 Aug 2015 #5

    Great news Pete.
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  6.    31 Aug 2015 #6

    All W-10


    Just checked my work laptop with W-10 and found the same thing.
    Adding that Reg key also fixed it.

    TairikuOkami,
    The first 2 keys were not found on this PC also.
    Pete
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       31 Aug 2015 #7

    Glad it worked out, took me some time to find the key hidden in the depths of the internet.
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  8.    31 Dec 2015 #8

    great


    cfourkays said: View Post
    Just checked my work laptop with W-10 and found the same thing.
    Adding that Reg key also fixed it.

    TairikuOkami,
    The first 2 keys were not found on this PC also.
    Pete
    Thank you TairikuOkami, your solution worked great. Don't know how restore got turned off though.
    thanks Jeff
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  9.    06 Jan 2016 #9

    jefft104 said: View Post
    Thank you TairikuOkami, your solution worked great. Don't know how restore got turned off though.
    thanks Jeff
    Hi,

    This looks promising but I tried opening up CMD as admin (and it could not find the two entries to delete, as others above have experienced) but when I cut/paste and pressed 'enter' for the third command, it came back saying 'ERROR: Access is denied'.

    The prompt is 'C: \Windows\system32>' - is that right and if not how do I change that?

    As a user of PCs for 30 years, Windows 10 makes we want to cry. So frustrating - like an incomplete beta and just, broken.
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  10.    06 Jan 2016 #10

    Sussed it, I had to find CMD in 'apps' and right click, choose 'run as administrator'. Then it accepted that key.

    I can now turn on System Restore.

    Thanks a lot!
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