System Restore is a Microsoft Windows tool designed to protect and repair the computer software. System Restore takes a “snapshot” of the some system files and the Windows registry and saves them as Restore Points. When an install failure or data corruption occurs, System Restore can return a system to working condition without you having to re-install the operating system. It repairs the Windows environment by reverting back to the files and settings that were saved in the restore point

The utility creates restore points once a day by default. It continually monitors system activity and creates a restore point when particular activities occur. Types of activities that trigger automatic creation of restore points include:

  • installing software
  • updating hardware drivers
  • installing new hardware drivers
  • manual creations of restore points

How to enable System Restore on Windows 10

System Restore isn’t enabled by default, but you can configure the feature with these steps :
[1] – Click on Search button then type “Create a restore point”


[2] – Click on “Create a restore point” to open System Properties
[3] – Under the “Protection Settings” section, select the “System” drive (C:\), then click the Configure button


[4] – Select the Turn on system protection option


[5] – Click Apply then OK to apply the settings
Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will create a restore point automatically when applying a new update or when specific system changes are made

How to create a System Restore point on Windows 10

System Restore will create a restore point automatically when applying a new update or when specific system changes are made.
If you are going to make important modifications then you should create restore point manually
To create a System Restore point manually, use these steps bellow:

[1] – Click on Search button then type “Create a restore point”


[2] – Click on “Create a restore point” to open System Properties
[3] – Under the “Protection Settings” section, click the Create button


[4] – Type a description for the restore point – for example: “before install antivirus”


[5] – Click Create and wait for the system to create a restore point
[6] – Click Close then OK

How to recover the system using System Restore on Windows 10

If you run into issues after making system changes, before spending time troubleshooting the problem, you can undo the changes using a previously created restore point. You can perform this task while you still have access to the desktop, or even if your computer won’t boot correctly

Undoing system changes using desktop experience
In the case that you still have access to the desktop, you can revert system changes using a restore point with these steps bellow:

[1] – Click on Search button then type “Create a restore point”


[2] – Click on “Create a restore point” to open System Properties
[3] – Under the “System Restore” section, click System Restore button


[4] – Click Next button
[5] – Select the restore point that you want to restore


[6] – Click Next button
[7] – Click Finish button

Undoing system changes using Advanced startup
If you can’t access the desktop, you can use Advanced startup to access System Restore

[1] – Click the Advanced options button
[2] – Click on Troubleshoot
[3] – Click on Advanced options
[4] – Click on System Restore
[5] – Click Next button
[6] – Select the restore point that you want to use on your computer
[7] – Click Next button
[8] – Click Finish button

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