How To Create A Restore Point On Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7
System restore points are major useful resource built into Windows operating systems. Windows systems let you create restore points to get away with the messed up software installations and crashes. To get rid of any cases of crashed of exploits, a user needs to have a system restore point created in the "System Restore" utility.
This tutorial will be usable for all users of Windows PC and laptops running on Windows 10, 8 and older versions of Windows OS.
Steps To Create A System Restore Point In Windows Computer
Enable System Restore
System Restore is turned off by default on Windows 10. Follow the steps below to enable System Restore on your Windows computers.
1- Open Start, or hit the "Start" button on your keyboard
2- Search "create a restore point" and click on "System Properties”
3- On the newly opened window called "System Properties", navigate to "System Protection" tab, and click "Configure"
4- Check the "Turn on system protection" under "Restore Settings panel
Geek tip: You can always play around with the Max Usage slider below to allocate a definite storage space for system restore files.. Default number works fine as well
5- Click "Apply"—> "OK"
Upon successful completion of the above mentioned steps, your computer will be now automatically creating restore points as and when any changes are made. This activity would be carried on until the space gets used.
How To Manually Create System Restore Point On Windows PC
Sometimes you might want to create a system restore point manually before messing up with the system settings, as something or the another would be causing problems to the system files.
1- Search for "Create a restore point" under start again
2- Click "System Properties" from the search results
3- Hover to the “System Protections” tab and select the main drive (C: in most of the cases)
4- Click “Create” button
5- Describe the restore point that suits your needs
6- Click “Create” button again
Once the steps are completed, if you feel something goes wrong with your system as soon as you install any program or update the softwares, you can restore it back to the previously created restore points.
How To Restore Settings With System Restore On Windows Computers
If your PC seems to be running sluggish, or causes boot-up issues and errors, you can restore it back to the point when everything was alright with your system.
To rollback your computer to previously working state,
1- Open “Start”, and again search for “Create a restore point”
2- Click “System Properties” —> “System Protection”
3- Click “System Restore” —> “Next”
4- From the list of restore points, select the most recent working restore points which had the best known condition
5- To see a list of applications that’ll stay unaffected and the ones which will be removed, Click on “Scan for affected programs” button
6- Click “Close”, and then “Next”
7- Click “Finish” when confirming your restore point
There you go. You have successfully restored your system.
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