Apr
3
2016

Create Restore point & restore Windows 10

This post is specifically intended for Windows 10 users. This post will help you Create restore point & Restore Windows 10. By default, System restore is not enabled in Windows 10. Though, its a very useful feature, there are other diagnostics and recovery options built in to Windows 10 that normally does the work just fine. But just in case, System Restore sometimes is a life saver. So, this post is a step-by-step tutorial with pictures to help you out in turning system restore on, setting a restore point and if needed, restoring your computer to an earlier date in Windows 10 where everything used to work fine.

Follow the steps below To turn System Restore ON:

  • Click on Cortana search or start menu
  • Type Restore

cortana search

  • Click on Create a restore point
  • Now, as you will see system restore is OFF on all drives.
  • Click on Local Disk (C: ) or any other drive that says SYSTEM in front of it
  • Click on Configure

system restore on

  • Now, Click on Turn on system protection
  • Specify  the amount of space you wish to allocate to system restore, typically 10% should do.
  • Click on Apply & OK

system restore configuration

This Turns your System Restore on.

To create a Restore Point:

  • Click on Create

create or restore

  • Now, Specify a name
  • Click on create

restore point name

  • You will see something like in the screenshot below
  • and then a confirmation

creating restore point

restore point successfully created

  • Click on Close

Now, If you wish to Restore your computer to an earlier time.

  • Click on System Restore
  • Follow the method described here (Click Here)

restore

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About the Author:

Shantanu is a Windows Enthusiast, a troubleshooter & a writer. He is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Expert - IT Pro from 2007. You can check out his other work @ www.shantanukaushik.com

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