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Windows 7: How do I enable system protection for system restore?

16 May 2015   #1
David Phillips

Windows 7
How do I enable system protection for system restore?

Hi Everyone

I went on my laptop this morning and it said I needed to run a system restore. Unfortunately when I try to it says I need to enable system protection on my C drive. I've been searching the web for a solution for the past couple of hours and it seems like quite a common problem. However I've tried all of the suggested solutions and nothing seems to work. I'm not the most computer literate so some of the suggested didn't make the most sense. If anyone has any suggestions to help the matter it would be very much appreciated.


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16 May 2015   #2

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16 May 2015   #3
David Phillips

Windows 7

Thanks David but I've already been through that thread and it doesn't really show how to do this through cmd
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16 May 2015   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Do you know for a fact that you have had System Restore enabled in the recent past?

If it's not enabled (turned on), you can't restore to a previous restore point because you have no such points. You can't retro-actively create one and then restore to it.
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