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I need to turn on system protection so I can run a system recovery.

It seems to only be possible to do this through the PowerShell:

http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/forum/windows_7-system/enable-system-protection-from-command-line/d9e94566-a5eb-4e30-bcda-a04b513099fe

When I start PowerShell through a cmd prompt in the System Rescue Options, I get:

"The subsystem needed to support the image type is not present"

Any ideas on how to either turn on system protection or to run the PowerShell in recovery?

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Many applications, and frameworks do not run from Windows PE (The environment that runs whilst in the setup program).

However, I think this (unfortunately) is a pointless exercise. When you turn system protection off, it deletes all previous restore points. So, even if you were to turn it on, there will be no benefit to it.

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well the interesting thing is that it shows the most recent restore point being the day before i started having issues.. im not sure why it got turned off i have the feeling it wrongly thinks its turned off –  madmaze Aug 20 '11 at 20:00
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