Configuring System Protection
By default, System Protection is only turned on for the drive or partition where Windows is installed. You must manually enable System Protection on secondary or external drives or partitions. To enable or configure System Protection:
- Click the Start button.
- Right-click Computer and select Properties.
- Then click the System Protection link on the left pane (see Figure 2).
Figure 2 System Protection settings
When configuring the System Protection settings, you can specify to enable both System Restore and Previous Versions or just Previous Versions. For secondary or external drives where Windows is not installed, you’d just want Previous Versions active. You can also configure how much disk space to dedicate to System Protection backups.