Disabling Windows XP System Restore feature

There are times when one might want to disable Windows XP System Restore. Maybe you would like to free up some drive space and system resources? Maybe your system contains a virus that cannot be removed because it has migrated into system restore? In any event disabling system restore is an easy task.

How to disable Windows XP System Restore:

  1. Click Start -> Run
  2. From within the run box type SYSDM.CPL and click OK.
  3. From the System Properties window, click the System Restore tab.
  4. Check the box to Turn off System Restore and click OK to save the changes.