How to perform System Restore in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with tools like System Restore and Factory Reset to refresh or reset the Windows settings. We all know that Windows 10 has a solution to all of its problems. It is well-equipped with tools to recover from problems that cause an interruption in the performance of the PC.

Enable System Restore in Wndows 10

System Restore is basically a software that is available in Windows 10. It creates a restore point in your PC and restores the settings from this point whenever required. You can also create your own restore point. You can undo the System Restore if it did not help you resolve the issue.

By default, System Restore is disabled. To enable it you need to follow the steps given below

How to enable System Restore in Windows 10

Make sure you have enabled System Restore before trying to restore from a restore point

  1. Click on the “Start” button
  2. Type “Create a Restore Point” in the Search bar, click on the result. The“System Properties” open with “System Protection” tab.
    Open System Restore Settings
  1. Under the “Protection Settings”, select your hard drive and click on “Configure”. System Protection for your hard drive will open.
    System Properties for Windows 10
  1. Select “Turn on System Protection”, Click “Apply” and then “OK” to enable System Restore.
    System Protection for Disk Drive

Windows will create a restore point automatically whenever there are any changes or updates. You can also customize the restore space in the disk.

Restore Windows 10 from a Restore Point

If your PC stopped working properly, you can restore your Windows from the point when it was working properly. To restore your computer when windows start normally, follow the following steps:

  1. Close all the programs and save the files.
  2. Open Start Menu and type “Create a Restore point”, select it from the results.
  3. You will see the “System Protection” tab opened in “System Properties”, Click on “System Restore”
    System Restore in System Protection
  4. This will open System restore window, Click on “Next”.
  5. Select the restore point from where you want to restore windows, and click “Next”
    Enable System Restore in Windows 10
  6. Click “Finish” to restore your computer.
  7. You will see a Warning message on your screen telling you not to interrupt during the restore that it may cause a serious problem and can corrupt the drive as well. Click “Yes” to continue.
    Confirm System Restore


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