Restore Point is a feature that must be activated by Windows users to avoid problems with the operating system. With the restore point, the previous configuration settings can be used when the operating system has a problem, especially Windows 10.
This article will provide information about how to use restore points and how to create a restore point so that it can be useful if Windows 10 is having problems. Read this article thoroughly to find out all about restore points in Windows 10.
What is System Restore?
System Restore or Restore Point is a feature in Windows 10 that is useful for making a snapshot or Windows configuration record at a certain time and can be used again in the future.
Once you create a system restore point, Windows will automatically re-create a new system restore point when Windows 10 is updated with a new update. Therefore, the restore point becomes one of the features that must be activated to maintain when something happens with the system or configuration of Windows.
Examples of the use of restore points in Windows 10:
For example on Oct 12, 2019, you made a restore point on Windows 10 and there were times when the Windows system was broken on Nov 20, 2019, maybe because of incorrect installation of the driver or software that you installed had problems.
Don’t worry, you can use a restore point that you created on Oct 12, 2019, and all systems will change as they were when they created a restore point or when Windows 10 is updated to a newer version within that timeframe.
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How to Activate System Restore Windows 10
The restore point feature is disabled by default, but you can activate this feature with a few easy steps. Follow the tutorial below to activate the system restore feature in Windows 10:
- Open Start or press the button Win + Q then search Create a restore point and click on the result.
- Then select the System Protection tab and Select the partition to activate the restore point then click the Configure button.
- The next step is to check the Turn on system protection option.
- The final step is to select OK and the system restore for the selected partition can be used.
- Windows 10 can adjust storage usage to create restore points, but you can also change these settings to suit your needs. The trick is to move the slider in part Disk Spaces Usage – Max Usage be the percent value you want.
- Restore points can only be activated and created on partitions that have only the Windows operating system installed.
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How to Make a Windows 10 Restore Point
After activating the restore point feature for the operating system partition, then create a restore point to save the current Windows configuration. Follow a few easy steps to create a restore point in Windows 10 below:
- Open Start then look for Create a restore point then click on the search results.
- Then select the System Protection tab and in part Protection Settings section click Create.
- Then create a restore point name or description to mark the system restore that has been made.
- Wait until the restore point creation process is complete and click Close.
- Finish and click OK.
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Guide to Restore Windows 10
As the name implies, a restore point will be useful for restoring configuration and Windows systems if the current system has a problem. Restore Point will restore all saved configurations and will certainly return as when the system was noted by the restore point feature.
Below is how to use a restore point in Windows 10:
- Open Start and look for Create a restore point, after that click on the search results.
- On tab System Protection, click the System Restore button.
- After that select Next in the restore point panel that appears.
- The next step is to select the system that will be returned according to the system that was recorded in the restore point that was created. After that select Scan for affected programs to check which applications will not be restored because they are installed after a system restore has been created. If you have closed the affected programs box.
- After that Next to see the details of the restore point that will be returned then click Finish.
- Completed and all system configurations have been restored as when the system restore was made.
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That’s all the article about the System Point feature in Windows 10. If there is an update about the Windows 10 restore point feature then this article will be updated going forward.