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Windows 7: Disable System Restore

02 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
Disable System Restore

I can easily turn off System Protection via:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore]

However, I also need to set its Disk Space Usage property to minimum (1%).
System Properties > Configure > Disk Space Usage
I couldn't find the key for Disk Space Usage, please help.
Thanks :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Why do you want to do it that way using the Registry, when you can do it via System Restore. If you disable System Protection then it will show disc space usage as 1%.

If you disable System Protection you definitely need some other back up method.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I agree with Ranger4. There are easier ways of doing it than using the registry, but why would you? System Protection can enable you to restore your settings when things go wrong. It does not always work just as it is supposed to, but it will often enough it can save you a lot of time and effort. I know it has saved me on more than one occasion.

System Protection - Turn On or Off
My System SpecsSystem Spec

04 Sep 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64

Let's finish this by the real story:
1st, what saves me is not System Restore, is Acronis TrueImage, which restore my whole C: drive to initial state (35GB) in ~ 3 mins!
Then, my question was that I was able to disable/enable System Protection using a registry key and how to set the disk percent usage!
The answer which I still didn't find was just a registry key not another question that put my question under question!
Well, we assemble tns of PCs every week and we install Win7 or Win10 and a few simple software.
To minimize the time needed I'm preparing a .reg file to include all customization we need as I can't do it one by one!
Now, thanks and end of conversation!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Sep 2015   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

See Option 4 of Services - Start or Disable
I guess - Disable: Volume Shadow Copy (not sure if some other stuff is dependent on this service)

Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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