How can I disable Windows XP's System Restore interface?

A. You can disable user access to XP's System Restore application (located at Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore) by performing the following steps:

  1. Start the registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New – Key.
  4. Enter a name of SystemRestore, and press Enter.
  5. Move to the new key, and select New - DWORD value from the Edit menu.
  6. Enter a name of DisableConfig, and press Enter.
  7. Double-click the new value, set the value to 1, and click OK.
  8. Close the registry editor.
  9. Log off and log on for the change to take effect.
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