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When you turn off System Restore, Windows XP removes the restore points that track changes in Windows. After you turn off System Restore, you can no longer restore Windows XP to an earlier time.

When you turn on System Restore, Windows XP creates restore points to track changes in Windows. After you turn on System Restore, you can restore Windows to the time of the earliest available restore point.

Steps to turn off System Restore in XP

Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. or right-click My Computer, and then click Properties in the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.

Click to select the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click to select the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.Click OK.

When you receive the following message, click Yes to confirm that you want to turn off System Restore:

You have chosen to turn off System Restore. If you continue, all existing restore points will be deleted, and you will not be able to track or undo changes to your computer.

Do you want to turn off System Restore?

After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

Steps to turn on System Restore in XP

Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.

Click to clear the Turn off System Restore check box. Or, click the Turn off System Restore on all drives check box.Click OK.

After a few moments, the System Properties dialog box closes.

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