Backup Status and Configuration - Enable or Disable

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How to Enable or Disable Backup Status and Configuration in Vista
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This will show you how to enable or disable Backup Status and Configuration for all users on the computer. This for the Back up Files, Restore Files, and Complete PC Backup applications and showing backup status.
How to Enable or Disable Backup Status and Configuration in Vista

information   Information
This will show you how to enable or disable Backup Status and Configuration for all users on the computer. This for the Back up Files, Restore Files, and Complete PC Backup applications and showing backup status.
Note   Note
The Complete PC Backup feature is only available for the Vista Enterprise, Ultimate, and Business editions. It is not available for the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions. The Back Up Files feature is available in all Vista editions though.

EXAMPLE: Backup Status and Configuration Disabled
Backup_Status_Configuration.jpg
EXAMPLE: Backup and Restore Center Disabled
Backup_Restore_Center.jpg




METHOD ONE
Through the Local Group Policy Editor

NOTE: This method is only available for the Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions. See Method Two or Method Two below for the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions.
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.​
2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Backup, and Display. (See screenshot below)​
Group_Policy.jpg

3. In the right pane, right click on Prevent the user from running the Backup Status and Configuration program and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)​
4. To Enable Backup Status and Configuration
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)​
B) Go to step 6.​

5. To Disable Backup Status and Configuration
A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK.​
Properties.jpg

6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.​





METHOD TWO
Using a REG File Download

NOTE: This option will work in all Vista editions.
1. To Enable Backup Status and Configuration
A) Click on the download button below to download the Enable_Backup.reg file.​
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B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Disable Backup Status and Configuration
A) Click on the download button below to download the Disable_Backup.reg file.​
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3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click the .reg (On Desktop) file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on the Run button for Security Warning pop-up.​
6. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
7. When done, you can delete the .reg file (On Desktop).​



METHOD THREE
Manually in Registry Editor

NOTE: This option will work in all Vista editions.
1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you do not have Backup in the left pane, then right click on Windows and click on New and Key. Type Backup and press Enter.​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Backup
Reg1.jpg

5. To Disable Backup Status and Configuration
A) In the left pane, right click on Backup and click on New and Key. Type Client and press Enter. (See screenshot below)​
NOTE: If you already have Client in the left pane, then skip this step 5A and go to step 5B instead.​
Reg2.jpg

B) In the right pane of Client, right click on a empty space and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type DisableBackupLauncher and press Enter. (See screenshot below)​
C) Right click on DisableBackupLauncher and click on Modify.​
Reg3.jpg

D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
Reg4.jpg

F) Go to step 7.​

6. To Enable Backup Status and Configuration
A) In the right pane, right click on DisableBackupLauncher and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)​
B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion.​

7. Close regedit.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
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Shawn Brink

Comments

Hi Shawn!
I bought my new computer last February, and my computer is HP Pavillion DV6000. The operating system is Windows Vista Home Premiun. The problem I have is that everyday I am losing some gigabites of my hard drive spce. In the begining I lost about 4-5 GB per day and later it's like 1-2 GB per day. I thoughtit's because of this file backing up programme, but I didn't know how to disable it. So I only did System Recovery. I did system recovery about three times since I bought this new laptop. But now I no need to do it also, because I am afraid that will system recovery make a big problem to the computer if I do it so often.
Finally I found your web site and did the things as you have told how to disable the file back up, and I did it manually(didn't download your automatic software). I did it about 3days ago. Two days I didn't lose any GB. But last night again I have lost 1GB. So I think it didn't work well what I did to disable the file back up.
Please help me, Iam afraid that I will lose my whole HD space if this continue.
1. Why am I losing this HD free space everyday?
2. Does my computer save some files somewhere?
3. Where can I find those files my computer has saved them, and how to delete those files?
4. Will it make any problem to my computer if I did system recovery so often( I am feeling like after I did it last time about a week ago, my keyboard is not working properly)?

I trust you can help me and solve this poblem. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Tuukka
 
Hi Shawn!
Thanks a lot for your quick reply. It's nice to join Vista Forums since I can get thousands of important things from it.
Unfortunately in my computer I couln't find a folder called "HP back up and recovery manager" in uninstall a program list. Can it be anywhere else? How can I find it?
I appreciate your kind help!

Tuukka
 
Hi Shawn!

Thank you very mch for your kind help. This time it really work well. I am so happy that I got back my hard disc free space. Hereafter I'll ask solutions only from Vista Forums for my all IT problems. I honestly can trust you so much.

I wish you all the best, Shawn & Vista Forums !

Tuukka
 
Hello Shawn!

I love all of your tutorials, they are amazing, and thank you for all of time you have put into them, though am I just missing something here:

Note   Note
The Complete PC Backup feature is only available for the Vista Enterprise, Ultimate, and Business editions. It is available for the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions. The Back Up Files feature is available in all Vista editions though.
Thanks!
 
I was actually looking for somebody else, and stumbled upon this, but I really think I do need to back up more, after bricking my system several times while messing around with dangerous Malware Removal tools! Macrium seems as good as any! Thanks for the edit!
 
Hello Shawn!

I love all of your tutorials, they are amazing, and thank you for all of time you have put into them, though am I just missing something here:

Note   Note
The Complete PC Backup feature is only available for the Vista Enterprise, Ultimate, and Business editions. It is available for the Vista Home Basic and Home Premium editions. The Back Up Files feature is available in all Vista editions though.
Thanks!

Hello Richard,

Thank you for helping to keep the tutorial accurate. :)
 
You are most welcome, and thank you so much for the +rep. It was very much appreciated, for only a small contribution!
 
It's those types of contributions that help make the tutorials better to use for helping everyone. :)
 
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