Do you want to perform a system restore on your Windows 10 PC? Here you've arrived at the right webpage.
Windows 10 has an excellent feature called system protection. By enabling this feature, you can perform a system restore in Windows 10 that will bring your PC back to previous time point, termed as system restore point. If you struggle to make things work on your PC or your PC is not working correctly because of any application, software, driver or system update, system restore can be the best way to overcome such issues.
Every restore point of your PC has some particular data and information that is required to restore your windows 10 system to the desired state. Restore points are created automatically the time you install new software or application, system updates, drivers or additional stuff. Restoring process will never affect or harm your files, restore will only remove recently added programmes, updates, application/software or drives, etc. that created right after the creation of restore point.
Today we will help you to perform a system restore in windows 10 Pc. Read on to know how...
Let's start with enabling the system restore in windows 10.
How To Enable System Restore
System restore setting is disabled by default on windows 10. If you want to enable system restore in windows, then follow the below steps.
Step 1: Start with opening the start menu where you will be searching for target option.
Step 2: Enter "Create a restore point" in the search box and press enter. A result page will appear, and you need click on system properties.
Step 3: Select the primary system drive available under Protection Setting and then click on "Configure."
Step 4: Now select the " Turn On System Protection" and click Apply and then OK.
That's it. You've successfully enabled system restore in Windows 10.
How To Create A System Restore In Windows 10
By now you've learned how to enable system restore in windows 10. Now it's time learns how to create the system restore point. Basically, in this step based tutorial we will be creating system restore point manually that will be used in future whenever you will restore your Windows 10 PC back to a previous restore point. So, if you want to create a system restore than follow the below steps and you will successfully create a system restore in windows 10.
Step 1: It's the same step as we already used in above section while enabling the system restore in windows 10. However, Start with opening the start menu to proceed with the next steps.
Step 2: It's again the same step as above in the first section of the tutorial. Here you need to search with the keyword as "Create a restore point."
Step 3: Select the system properties option appearing on the result page to visit the respective setting page. There you will get an option " "create," as you can see in the below image. Click on it.
Step 4: Now here you need to enter a small description for the restore point you're creating so that later whenever needed you can identify and use this restore point.
Step 5: Now click on " Create."
That's it. You've successfully created a restore system in windows 10.
Next, we will see how and when we can use the restore point that we have just created to troubleshoot issues on windows 10.
How To Undo Changes With System Restore In Windows 10.
Suppose you've added new software to your PC, upgraded your system version, installed drivers or anything and that is affecting your Windows 10 PC, and you're not able to use your PC. In such cases, you can always use the system restore points created to troubleshoot issues and bring back your PC back into last working state when it was operating smoothly. Have a look below to proceed.
Step 1: Open Start Menu
Step 2: Search with keyword "create a restore point." A result page will appear, and there you need to select "System Properties."
Step 3: There on the system properties page you will get an option "system restore" as you can see in the below-attached image. Click on it
Step 4: Once done, click on "Next" to proceed.
Step 5: Now here you need select a system restore point that you've created recently. Make sure your PC was running smoothly earlier the time you've created that system restore in windows 10. Also, you can see an option here "scan for affected programme" you can click on it to analyze application that will get removed with system restore action.
Step 6: Once you select the individual system restore, click on Next to proceed.
Step 7: Click finish as soon as the restoration process ends.
That's it. You've successfully restored your windows 10 PC to working state as it was earlier.
Also Read: How to Turn Off Windows 10 automatic updates
How To Perform System Restore In Windows 10 From Boot
The above steps are possible only when you can access the desktop directly. There are some scenarios wherein you will not be able to start your computer and access desktop directly. In such cases, you can follow the below steps to perform a system restore operation from the boot.
Step 1: Attempt Start PC Process thrice to launch automatic repair operation on your PC.
Step 2: Follow the below instructions
Advanced Startup >> Troubleshoot >> Advanced options >> System Restore
Step 3: Once you visit system restore page, click "Next" on the page to proceed.
Step 4: Now you need to select recently created stable restore point that you think can fix the problem you're facing.
Step 5: Once selected, click close and then next. As soon as restoration completed, click finish.
That's it. You've successfully troubleshoot the windows booting and other issues that you were facing earlier and stored previous stable system point.
So, that's how you can perform a system restore option in windows 10. Hope the content was helpful and you will be now able to troubleshoot most of the issues of your PC. Keep following us to get more techy updates.