The System Restore facility is a simple system that keeps a regular track about the various changes taking place in your computer’s files and thereafter. The system  incorporates a unique feature called the System Protection for restoring these points. By default, this system Protection feature is turned on in the hard disk wherein the Windows system is actually installed. However, you also have the option to turn on this System Restore feature for all other disks by simply turning on their system protection features.

Turning on the system protection feature for the desired disk

For the disks formatted with FAT or even FAT32 file systems, the System Protection feature cannot be turned on. For the other remaining disks, follow the below mentioned steps.

1.Start the system by clicking onto the Start button. Now right-click on the Computer option and click on its Properties.

2. Now click on System protection in the left pane. In case you are asked for an      administrator password, enter your password or any other confirmation details asked.

3. In the Protection Settings, simply click onto the disk for which you wish to turn on the protection feature and then click on Configure.

4. Now select one of the following points:

  • In order to enable the restore system settings along with its previous versions for the files, Click on the Restore System Settings And Previous Versions Of Files.
  • In order to enable only the restore previous versions of all the files, Click on Only Restore Previous Versions Of Files.

5. Finally, once all the above mentioned steps are followed, click on OK. Again click on OK in order to turn on the system protection feature.

Turning off the system protection feature for the desired disk

When you turn off the System Protection for a particular disk, it basically deletes all its restore points. Without these restore points, you cannot restore the disk content unless you again turn on the System Protection and the new restoration points are created freshly. Turning off the protection also particularly deletes all the previous versions of the files which were stored in the disk. This previously stored data was the basic information that was stored by Windows along with the restore points. Well, if you are now interested in turning off the System Protection for a particular disk, follow the below given points.

1. Start the system by clicking onto the Start button. Now right-click on the Computer option and click on its Properties.

2. Now click on System protection in the left pane. In case you are asked for an      administrator password, enter your password or any other confirmation details asked.

3. In the Protection Settings, simply click onto the disk for which you wish to turn off the protection feature and then click on Configure.

4. And lastly, Click on the option, “Turn Off System Protection”. After you click on this click on OK. In order to apply this change you just made, Again Click on OK.