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  1. Posts : 783
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    Brink said:
    It looks like you set the DisableSR DWORD for the wrong key. It should be this key below instead.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore
    You win. What happened is I copied the location and pasted it into Regedit and it went to the wrong key because the right one did not exist and, of course, I didn't double check. You are right as usual, it works immediately -
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       #31

    rdwray said:
    You win. What happened is I copied the location and pasted it into Regedit and it went to the wrong key because the right one did not exist and, of course, I didn't double check. You are right as usual, it works immediately -
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  3. Posts : 783
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1
       #32

    Is there a way to stop updates, or anything else, disabling system restore?
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       #33

    rdwray said:
    Is there a way to stop updates, or anything else, disabling system restore?
    Hello, :

    Usually, System Protection is enabled and turned on by default for the Windows "C:" drive, so nothing should be disabling it by default.
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  5. Posts : 783
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1
       #34

    Brink said:
    Hello, :

    Usually, System Protection is enabled and turned on by default for the Windows "C:" drive, so nothing should be disabling it by default.
    Hello Brink,
    "should" is the key word here, I have had it disabled several times, especially with feature updates; I did some looking on the internet and there are others with the same problem. What prompted this question is that something disabled restore and I don't know what because I wasn't doing anything to the OS; it would not be a problem except it deletes the restore point.
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       #35

    rdwray said:
    Hello Brink,
    "should" is the key word here, I have had it disabled several times, especially with feature updates; I did some looking on the internet and there are others with the same problem. What prompted this question is that something disabled restore and I don't know what because I wasn't doing anything to the OS; it would not be a problem except it deletes the restore point.
    It's always best to rely on updated system images instead.
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    Windows 10 Pro, Version 20H2
       #36

    Brink said:
    Usually, System Protection is enabled and turned on by default for the Windows "C:" drive, so nothing should be disabling it by default.
    But ...

    • System protection is turned off by default.


    How to Turn On or Off System Protection for Drives in Windows 10

    What to expect when doing a repair install of Windows 10:


    • System Protection will be reset to the default of being turned off.


    How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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  8. Posts : 783
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1
       #37

    Brink said:
    It's always best to rely on updated system images instead.
    Uh... you lost me here, how to you get an "updated system image" without downloading and creating it on your PC?
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       #38

    NMI said:
    But ...
    Yeah, they're always changing the default to on and off for system protection for that.

    Personally, I would not rely only on system protection, and keep updated system images instead.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       #39

    rdwray said:
    Uh... you lost me here, how to you get an "updated system image" without downloading and creating it on your PC?
    I personally like the free "Macrium Reflect" to create system images with.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect
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