For automatic restore points to be created, System Restore must be on. It should already be on, but if not here's where you can turn it on:
- Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
- In the left pane, click System Protection. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- To turn on System Protection for a hard disk, select the check box next to the disk, and then click OK.
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To turn off System Protection for a hard disk, clear the check box next to the disk, and then click OK.