This blog post will teach you how to disable system restore point frequency in Windows. This can be useful for improving system performance or for freeing up disk space.
Disabling system restore point frequency.
When you enable System Restore, Windows 10 doesn’t create additional automatic restore points if there’s another restore point that has been created within the last 24 hours. Although this restriction won’t apply when triggering a new restore point manually or automatically as a result of an app, driver, or update installation, it’ll prevent Task Scheduler from creating restore points during startup. However, it’s possible to avoid this problem by disabling the frequency option using these steps:
Warning: This is a friendly reminder that editing the Registry is risky, and it can cause irreversible damage to your installation if you don’t do it correctly. It’s recommended to make a full backup of your PC before proceeding.
- Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.
- Type regedit, and click OK to open the Registry.
- Browse the following path:
Quick Tip: On Windows 10, you can now copy and paste the path in the Registry’s address bar to quickly jump to the key destination.
- Right-click the SystemRestore (folder) key, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name the key SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency and press Enter.
- Double-click the newly created key and make sure its value is set to 0.
- Click OK.
After completing the steps, Task Scheduler should be able to run the task with the corresponding command to create new restore points at every startup.
Windows 10 is very savvy at controlling the number of restore points that can be stored on your device, as such, you shouldn’t be worrying about running out of space when disabling this feature.
If you no longer want to create new checkpoints at startup, you can always revert the Registry changes using the same instructions, but on step No. 4, make sure to right-click the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD and select the Delete option, and then delete the task using the steps below.