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System Protection in Windows 8 RP

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    System Protection in Windows 8 RP


    I have done 2 installs of Windows 8 RP (build 8400) and it seems the System Protection of off by default. I need to turn it on and allocate disk space.
    If I turn System Protection off it fails to warn or delete previous restore points. This does not effect me creating restore points manually.
    Anyone come across this before and what is going on.
    Robert...

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Robert,

    It works the same way for that as in Windows 7 for me. When you turn system protection off, does currant usage drop to zero afterwards like below? This is not the same as what the max usage is set for. Max usage is just how much it can use when system protection is turned on.

    System Protection - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


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    What I am saying is it is defaulted to System Protection Off. The disk space issue was to add all relevant information when reporting.
    Robert...
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure why you don't. It was turned on by default for me, and I get the warning before turning it off as well. Even when I have no restore points available.
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System Protection in Windows 8 RP
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