Prevent creation of a system restore point during device activity that would normally prompt creation of a restore point

This policy setting allows you to prevent Windows from creating a system restore point during device activity that would normally prompt Windows to create a system restore point. Windows normally creates restore points for certain driver activity, such as the installation of an unsigned driver. A system restore point enables you to more easily restore your system to its state before the activity.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows does not create a system restore point when one would normally be created.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows creates a system restore point as it normally would.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceInstall\Settings
Value NameDisableSystemRestore
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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