Turning Off Restore Point in Windows

The restore function comes in handy when something goes wrong with the computer. Rather than having to start from scratch you can go back to a date when you had no problem.

There is, however, one time when the restore function is a pain and that is when you had a virus that your virus checker removed, but your restore point still has the virus and every time you boot up it tells you so. It will not cause any problems for you unless you restore to the day with the virus.

So how do you get rid of this annoyance? It is quite simple, but you have to be logged in as Administrator for it to work.

  • Click Start.
  • Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  • Click the System Restore tab.
  • Select "Turn off System Restore"
  • Click Apply. You will be asked if you really want to turn off ‘system restore’. As noted in the message, this will delete all existing restore points. Click "Yes" to do this.
  • Click OK.
  • Reboot
  • Now you repeat the above steps again, but this time your remove the checkmark from the "Turn off System Restore" and your computer will generate new system restore points from this day on forward and you will have no more reminders telling you that you have a virus.



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