Your Windows Millennium (ME)-based computer contains an array of system utilities and tools for managing everything from disk space to automatically monitoring and recording changes made to the Windows Registry. System Restore creates "restore points" that give you the ability to return your computer to a point in time before a crash or software installation that went wrong. If you are running low on disk space or you decide you don't want to use System Restore, you can disable the program in your ME system and delete the restore points, freeing space on the hard drive.
Close any open programs or files.
Click "Start," "Settings," then "Control Panel."
Double-click the "System" icon. The System Properties dialog box will open. Click "View all Control Panel options" if you don't see the "System" icon.
Click the "Performance" tab.
Click "File System." Click the "Troubleshooting" tab.
Click the check box next to "Disable System Restore." Click "OK."
Click "Yes" to restart your Windows ME system.
- Any stored System Restore points are deleted automatically from your computer's hard drive once System Restore is disabled.
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