How to Create a Restore Point in Windows 11

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This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to create a system restore point in Windows 11 so they can restore or recover Windows from disasters or unintended errors.

The just released preview of Windows 11 comes many new features such as redesigned user desktop centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors and many more.

One legacy feature that’s also available in the new Windows 11 is the ability to to create system restore points to recover Windows by going back in time. System Restore in Windows 11 creates restore points so that your computer can be restored to previous working states. It’s like going back in time when you need it most.

Windows system restore can be a life saver for many and can come in handy when needed to most. For example, you can create a system restore point before upgrading or installing a new app. And if the process fails and make your system unstable, simply restore Windows to its previous working state.

It’s that simple!

In some systems, Windows protection isn’t automatically enabled. You must enable it before your system will begin creating restore points.

Also, when you’re a student and new user and you want to learn how to use Windows, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started creating restore points in Windows , follow the steps below;

Create System Restore Point in Windows 11

If you know the changes you want to make may lead to loss of data or your system being unstable, you can create a restore point before going ahead with the changes. Windows 11 helps you restore your PC back to a good state and the steps below show you how to do that.

To create a restore point in Windows 11, simply click Start and type sysdm.cpl. Then select from the result page to open as shown below:

windows 11 create restore point

Alternatively, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run app. Then type the commands below and press Enter to open.

windows 11 run sysdm

This will open the System Properties pane. From there select System Protection tab.

If you see Protection Off for the Local Disk (C:) (System) drive, click the Configure button as shown below.

windows 11 system protection

Turn on system protection and click OK to to save your changes. Doing this will enable System Protection on the local system disk drive.

You could also adjust the maximum disk space used for system protection. For normal usage, the default settings should just be fine.

windows 11 system protection on

With System protection turned on, click the Create button as highlighted below to create a restore point.

windows 11 create restore point 2

Type a new for the restore point and click Create. This will create and complete the system restore point for your PC that you can restore to in an event the system become unstable.

windows 11 create system restore name

How to Restore from System Restore Points

Now that a System restore point is created, you can simply follow the task below to restore you system to an earlier state.

Go to the System Protection tab and click System Restore as highlighted in the image below. You will then be able to revert or undo system changes by reverting your computer to a previous restore point.

windows 11 create system restore

Click Next and select the restore point you wish to restore to and click Next.

windows 11 manual system restore point restore

Then click Finish to begin the restoration

windows 11 system restore comfirm

Depending on the speed of your computer, this may take some time to complete. Windows will also reboot your PC to successfully restore.

windows 11 wait for system restore

That should do it!


This post showed you how to create Windows 11 System Restore point to restore Windows system to an earlier state. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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