How to Enable System Restore in Windows 7

Prevention is always better than cure and same goes with backup. We all know it’s always a great idea to do a timely backup of your data. Despite of online storage it’s always a good idea to take a backup of everything in a portable hard drive.

Getting back to the topic, in Windows we have an option call system restore which can be used when your system is infected by virus or getting corrupted. You can always go back in time and restore your system to previous healthy days.

System Restore in Windows 7

Here is a quick tutorial which will let you enable System Restore in Windows 7. Right click on my computer and click on properties. Under properties, click on Advanced system properties (left sidebar) and select system protection.

advanced-sysetm-settings system-restore


From here, you can select the drive where you wish to enable system restore. In this example, I’m enabling system restore option for my Drive F: which is currently off.

Select the drive, click on configure and select the option as shown in below image. You can give the increase or decrease the size of restore, as per your need.

System Restore in Windows 7

Though I suggest enable system restore option for your OS installation drive and for others drive (Data drives), use portable device to take backup.

Do let us know if you have enabled system restore option on your Windows 7 OS or not? Do you take timely backup of your system or not?

Article by Harsh Agrawal

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  • Mani Viswanathan @ DailyBlogging March 9, 2011, 12:15 am

    It’s already on by default on my System Drive. Is it advisable to on it, on my External HDD ?