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NAME
Disable-ComputerRestore

SYNOPSIS
Disables the System Restore feature on the specified file system drive.

SYNTAX
Disable-ComputerRestore [-Drive] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] []


DESCRIPTION
The Disable-ComputerRestore cmdlet turns off the System Restore feature on one or more file system drives. As a res
ult, attempts to restore the computer do not affect the specified drive.

To disable System Restore on any drive, it must be disabled on the system drive, either first or concurrently.

To re-enable System Restore, use the Enable-ComputerRestore cmdlet. To find the state of System Restore for each dr
ive, use Rstrui.exe.


PARAMETERS
-Drive
Specifies the file system drives. Enter one or more file system drive letters, each followed by a colon and a b
ackslash and enclosed in quotation marks, such as "C:\" or "D:\". This parameter is required.

You cannot use this cmdlet to disable System Restore on a remote network drive, even if the drive is mapped to
the local computer, and you cannot disable System Restore on drives that are not eligible for System Restore, s
uch as external drives.

To disable System Restore on any drive, System Restore must be disabled on the system drive, either before or c
oncurrently.

Required? true
Position? 1
Default value None
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-Confirm []
Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false

-WhatIf []
Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Required? false
Position? named
Default value
Accept pipeline input? false
Accept wildcard characters? false


This cmdlet supports the common parameters: Verbose, Debug,
ErrorAction, ErrorVariable, WarningAction, WarningVariable,
OutBuffer and OutVariable. For more information, type,
"get-help about_commonparameters".

INPUTS
None
You cannot pipe input to this cmdlet.


OUTPUTS
None
This cmdlet does not generate any output.


NOTES


Disable-ComputerRestore and Enable-ComputerRestore work only on client operating systems, such as Windows Vista
and Windows XP.

To run a Disable-ComputerRestore command on Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, open Windows PowerShel
l with the "Run as administrator" option.

To find the file system drives that are eligible for system restore, in System in Control Panel, see the System
Protection tab. To open this tab in Windows PowerShell, type "SystemPropertiesProtection".

This cmdlet uses the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) SystemRestore class.


-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

C:\PS>disable-computerrestore -drive "C:\"


Description
-----------
This command disables System Restore on the C: drive.





-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

C:\PS>disable-computerrestore "C:\", "D:\"


Description
-----------
This command disables System Restore on the C: and D: drives. The command uses the Drive parameter, but it the omit
s the optional parameter name.






RELATED LINKS
Online version: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135207
Enable-ComputerRestore
Get-ComputerRestorePoint
Restore-Computer
Restart-Computer