The System Restore in Windows XP keeps the regular backups of your system but it can reduce system performance on low end computers. If you have a old or slow computer, you can boost its performance by disabling the System Restore. Here is how :
- Press the keyboard combination Windows logo key + Pause to bring up the System Properties window. Alternatively, you can right click on the My Computer icon and select Properties from the right click menu.
- In the System Properties window, select the System Restore tab.
- Then check the checkbox labeled Turn off system restore on all drives as shown,
- Click OK to save the settings.