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Missing System Protection Tab


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#1
I have no system protection tab in System Properties box, hence I cannot create a restore point. Looking for the answer to get this tab enabled or reinstalled. I am logging in with Admin rights.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion/p6720f
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 840T 2.90 GHZ
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4200
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 10
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 Premier

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#2
Hello Doc, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Check in your registry at the location below to see if you have a DisableSR DWORD value in the right pane of the SystemRestore key. If you do, then delete the DisableSR DWORD, and restart the PC to see if that does the trick. :)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\SystemRestore
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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#3
When I drill down to the Windows NT folder, all that I have listed is a "Terminal Services" and a "Windows File Protection" folder. I do not have a "System Restore" as you describe. Does this tell you anything that might help resolve this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion/p6720f
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 840T 2.90 GHZ
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4200
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 10
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 Premier

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#4
That means that you don't have the group policy for this set.

The "System Restore" tab is also often removed by number of malwares. It would be a good idea to do a full scan of your system with an AV program. Windows Defender Offline is a good free option.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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#5
How would I go about setting the "Group Policy" for this or checking to see if it's disabled. I did a full system scan with Norton's and it did not turn anything up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion/p6720f
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 840T 2.90 GHZ
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 4200
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 10
    Antivirus
    Norton 360 Premier

Brink

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mvp
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23,376
#6

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone