Windows Vista System Restore – How to Disable in Home Premium


The "System Protection" tab is not available in Vista Home Premium and Gpedit.msc is not present to activate it. Are there any registry settings I can edit to enable this tab?

I would like to clear prior system restore points so that spyware can't be restored.

Best Answer

You should be able to use the registry. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT create a new key called SystemRestore (if one isn't already there), below that key create a new DWORD value called DisableConfig and set it to 1.

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