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Windows 7: I can't turn on system recovery

25 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
I can't turn on system recovery

Today i tried to use Windows Anytime Upgrade but after checking
my code it said that i need to turn on system recovery
i go to:
computer>properties>system protection
and then i get an error saying run system recovery again (0X81000203)
then were it says available disks it says searching forever...
this is really annoying not only because i cant use Anytime Upgrade
but also because system recovery is very good if my system
has tons of crashes and other problems
Any help would be appreciated

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello Kevin

Have you tried the different options for turning it on outlined here - System Restore - Enable or Disable
Also run this - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to make sure the are no system errors

Also look through this see if it helps - System Restore Error Code: 0x81000203 - Microsoft Answers

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Still doesn't work with any one of those options
If there is anything you need to know about my specs of my pc that i didn't post
yet please tell because i really want to upgrade to ultimate 64 bit
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Feb 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Just a general question to those more knowledgeable than me. Is it possible to use Windows Anytime Upgrade to go from a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version or does it have to be a clean install?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Feb 2012   #5

Win 7 Ultimate sp-1 64 Bit+Vista Ultimate sp-2 64 Bit

to upgrade to any 64 bit version of windows from a 32 bit OS you have to do a clean install!
Good Luck
Jerry w.
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