SystemState backup error. The location for backup is a critical volume

You try to perform a SystemState backup and get the error that the location of the backup is a critical volume.

To resolve this issue, open Registry editor and navigate to the following location:


(Create the SystemStateBackup key if it does not exists)

Create a DWORD in SystemStateBackup key as under:

Name: AllowSSBToAnyVolume

Data type: DWORD

Value data: 1

Run the backup again and it should complete without any errors.