Configuring System Protection

You use System Protection to fix problems and undo changes to Windows. With System Protection enabled, your computer makes periodic snapshots of the system configuration. These snapshots are called restore points.

Restore points include Windows settings, device settings, and program settings. Restore points are intended to be used to recover your computer to the state it was in prior to performing a task that changed the configuration of the operating system, devices, or programs. If your computer has problems starting or isn't working properly because of a configuration change, you can use a restore point to restore the computer to the point at which the snapshot was made. For example, suppose your computer is working fine until you install a security patch or a service pack. Although you uninstall the update, your computer still doesn't work correctly, so you decide to use System Restore to restore the computer using a snapshot taken prior to the update.

System Protection can provide several different types of restore points. One type, System Checkpoint, is scheduled by the operating system and occurs at regular intervals. Another type of snapshot, Installation Restore Point, is created automatically based on events that the operating system triggers when you install applications. Other snapshots, known as Manual Restore Points, are ones you create manually. You should create a Manual Restore Point prior to performing any operation that might cause problems on your computer.

You can restore your computer when it is running in normal mode or safe mode. In normal mode, a restore point is created prior to restoration of the computer. But in safe mode, a restore point is not created, because changes you make in safe mode aren't tracked and you can't undo them using restore points. However, you can use safe mode to restore any previously created restore point.

You control how System Protection works using the System Protection tab of the System Properties dialog box. System Protection saves system checkpoint information for all monitored drives and requires at least 300 MB of disk space on the System volume to save restore points. System Protection reserves additional space for restore points as necessary—up to 100 percent of the total disk capacity—but this additional space is always available for user and application storage. If System Protection needs to create a restore point and has no more allocated space, the operating system overwrites previously created restore points.

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Protection Settings

Available Drives



„ Local Disk (D:)


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