Windows system restore denied by group policy

Help!

Had to do a factory reset of my Lenovo X61 tablet and am now unable to set system restore points.

How do fix this ?
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  1. There's a few places to look...


    Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>System Restore Tab,
    Make sure the "Turn off System Restore on all drives" checkbox is Un-Checked

    Start>Run>Gpedit.msc>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>System Restore,
    Both entries should be either "Not Configured" or "Disabled" ("Enabled" means no system restore)

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore.
    If a "DisableSR" value doesn't exist, go to the Edit menu, select New, DWORD value, and create the value.
    Set the value to 1 to disable System Restore or 0 to enable System Restore.

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr to prevent the System Restore service from starting.
    Double-click Start, and set the value to 4 to stop the service from starting or to 0 for normal startup. Close the registry editor.
  2. Many thanks; that seems to have worked!

    For info;

    1. I couldn't go with

    Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>System Restore Tab,
    Make sure the "Turn off System Restore on all drives" checkbox is Un-Checked

    because of the group policy disable.

    2. I couldn't go with

    Start>Run>Gpedit.msc>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>System Restore,
    Both entries should be either "Not Configured" or "Disabled" ("Enabled" means no system restore)

    because there was no System folder and hence template for System Restore. Does that seem odd?

    3. I solved it with

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore.
    If a "DisableSR" value doesn't exist, go to the Edit menu, select New, DWORD value, and create the value.
    Set the value to 1 to disable System Restore or 0 to enable System Restore.

    Then cross-checked using

    4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sr

    & saw that the value had been reset to 0 by doing option 3 above.

    Does it seem odd that there was no System folder and hence no template for System Restore in option 2?

    Many thanks !!

    Lester
  3. No System folder in Gpedit??? This is odd. Make a person wonder what else they may be missing.
  4. tigsounds said:
    Make a person wonder what else they may be missing.



    Quite a few things in a Tablet that you'd expect to find in a full-size system.

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