System Restore Does Not Work On New Laptop and Desktops

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on January 5, 2009



We for a mail from a reader telling that the System Restore feature is not working on his new laptop, he wants to restore his computer to an older point, but he just can not do it because there are no old restore points created where he can restore to.


I checked that my new HP laptop also has the same problem. These new laptops or desktops come with standard system recovery disks or drive partitions which give you an options to restore your laptop or desktops to the factory settings. This sets your computer to a clean system deleting all your data, which can be a disaster in case you have some important data and system becomes un-stable. It is highly recommended to turn of system restore after you purchase your new laptop or desktop computer.


In this post we will tell you how you can enable system restore on your new Windows Vista or XP computer if it is not already enabled.



We recommend you to enable the system restore for the drive which contains the Windows installation, for a typical computer, the partitions is C-drive, so just follow these simple steps to enable system restore on your C-drive partition.

Got to Control Panel > System as seen below, and click on System Protection




You can also create a restore point from the create button the above screen. We will tell you in another post how you can restore your computer to a previous restore point.

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