Lesson 40: Create System Restore Point in Windows 10

Students lesson 40 assignment: How do you create system restore points in Windows 10?

Do you wish you could turn back time in some instances? How would you like to go back to something that was perfect few minutes ago? Well, you can do that with Windows’ System Restore feature.

System Restore in Windows 10 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.

This brief tutorial is going to show students and users how to easily create restore points in Windows 10.

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

Creating Windows Restore Points

Before making a big change to your computer that may render it unusable, a good habit one should always keep is performing a backup or creating a restore point before making that change.

A restore point allows you to restore the entire computer back to the same state before the restore point was created.

To create a restore point, press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard to open the Run command box. (The windows logo key is the key left of the spacebar on your keyboard).

Next, type the command and select OK.

sysdm.cpl

Windows Run Dialog Box

That will open the System Properties sheet. From there select System Protection tab.

windows system protection

Then select the Local Disk (C:) (System) drive with protection turned on. You’ll only see this if Windows System Protection is turned on. If it’s not, you must turn it on before you’ll be allowed to create a restore point.

Next, type in the name of the restore point and click Create to continue.

windows restore point name

This will take a while depending on the performance of your computer. After a successful restore point is created, you’ll be able to restore to that point in time.

This is a great feature to have and I always recommend to have Windows System Protection enabled on every computer.

If you need to restore your computer, go back to the System Protection page and click System Restore.. then select the restore point to restore to.

Enjoy!

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