Fix Turn on system protection greyed out in Windows 10

The system restore can revert installed applications, system files, registry and settings from the previously saved computer’s state. I had enable the feature on per drive and partition in Windows 8, and the option is disabled completely after my Surface Pro 3 upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. When I access the system protection tab, select C drive and click configure button, the radio option “Turn on System protection” becomes greyed out.

The problem always happens after the device is updated to Windows 10. The Turn on system protection is greyed out while you are able to access the System Restore panel. If you find that system restore for the Windows drive is turned off and disable, try any of the possible solution.
Note: Make sure you have signed in as an administrator.
By group policies
* Type GPEDIT.MSC into the search box, and select the top one from the results.
* Within the left side pane of the group policies, Navigate to the path below:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > System Restore
* In the middle pane, double-click or hold-and-press the “Turn Off System Restore” with not configured state, check Disabled box, and click Apply > OK button.
By elevated command prompt
* Right click the Start menu from your desktop, and select the Command Prompt (Admin) option.
* Input the command:
"%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe /d srrstr.dll,ExecuteScheduledSPPCreation"
and press Enter to execute it.
The related system process may be not running in background, so you need to start it.
* Press the Win + R keys, type services.msc into the Run dialog, and click OK button. You can also open Control Panel, go to Administrative Tools, and open the services shortcut.
* In services Window, locate the “Volume Shadow Copy“, double click/tap on it, and click on Start button. If its Startup type is set to Disabled, change it to Automatic, and click OK.


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