System Restore is well known recovery option for Windows. It helps you to restore last known good configuration, whenever your system is in trouble and you can’t use it, like you want. However, Windows 10 doesn’t comes System Restore enabled by default. For this, you have to turn on System Protection first.
Here’s how to enable System Protection and use System Restore:
Okay, so today in this article we’re talking about another issue related to System Protection. Actually, after installing some updates, I found that one of my Windows 10 machine have Turn on System Protection option greyed out:
Due to this, I can no longer utilize System Restore. If you’re also facing this problem, here’s how to fix it:
FIX: Can’t Enable System Protection In Windows 10/8/7
FIX 1 – Via Group Policy
1. Press + R and put gpedit.msc in Run dialog box to open Local Group Policy Editor. Click OK.
2. Next, in the GPO snap-in window, navigate here:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > System Restore
3. In the right pane of System Restore, look for the Turn off System Restore setting. If it is set to Enabled, double click on the policy and set the status to Disabled or better to Not Configured. Click Apply followed by OK.
Close the Group Policy Editor and see if you can turn on the System Protection now. If issue still persists, try FIX 2.
FIX 2 – Via Windows PowerShell
1. Right click on Start Button or press + X keys and select Windows PowerShell (Admin). Open administrative Windows PowerShell this way.
2. Run following commands one-by-one and press Enter key after each.
Enable-ComputerRestore -drive "C:\"
*Replace C: with your system root drive.
vssadmin resize shadowstorage /on=c: /for=c: /maxsize=10%
3. Close PowerShell window, and check with System Protection. This time you should be able to turn on System Protection.