Operating System

Complete Guide: Using System Restore on Windows 10

In the Windows 10 operating system, there is a feature called System Restore, through which you can copy the vital system data and save it somewhere if you want to restore your system to the same state again later.

Sometimes it happens that as a result of installing an update, a driver or a new operating system application faces serious problems and has a negative effect on the user experience.

Such problems may also occur when making wrong changes to the system through the registry or other tools.

In such cases, you can fix the problems and return the operating system to the previous state through system restore. In this way, you set the situations without losing your files.

Although system restore is a helpful feature for identifying and fixing problems, there is something strange about it.

For unknown reasons, the restore system is disabled by default, which means that before you want to create a restore point through Windows 10, you are required to activate the restore system.

In this article, we want to explain how to use System Restore on Windows 10.

1.Go to the Start.

2.Search for Create a restore point.

3. Select the top result to open the System Properties page.

4.Under the Protection Settings section, click on the primary System drive.

5.Select the Configure button.

6. Click on the Turn on system protection option.

7. Select the Apply button.

8. Select the OK button.

After performing the mentioned steps, the system will automatically create tracking points when applying specific system changes or applying a new update.

System Restore is not automatically enabled for all drives.

If you have other drives connected to your computer, you must manually activate the storage in them.

However, keep in mind that this method is not a backup solution, it is only to undo system changes without affecting your existing files.

How to create a System Restore point on Windows 10

A checkpoint is created at this time when it detects system changes automatically and also when system restore is enabled.

But if you plan to import the settings manually, you need to create a restore point manually.

To create a restore point manually in Windows 10, follow the steps below.

1.Go to the Start.

2. Search for Create a restore point.

3.Select the top result to open the System Properties page.

 4. Under the Protection Settings section, select the Create button.

5. Type a descriptive name for the restore point.

6. Select the Create.

7. Select the Close.

8. Select the OK.

9. Select the Close.

After completing the steps, you should be able to undo system changes if a new program or registry changes happen while Droid is installing drivers.

How to recover using System Restore on Windows 10

If you notice an unknown problem or error while modifying the system settings or installation, you can use the restore feature to apply a restore point to undo the changes and fix the problem.

Note: If the computer does not start properly after completing the steps, you can do this through the advanced startup settings or the Windows 10 desktop.

Undo system changes from desktop

When you have access to the Windows 10 desktop, you can make changes using the following steps:

1.Go to the Start.

2.Search for Create a restore point.

3.Select the top result to open the System Properties page.

4.Click on the System Restore button.

5. Select the Next.

6. Choose the restore point to undo changes and fix problems on Windows 10.

7.Select the Scan for affected programs button to confirm the apps that will be removed.

8. Select the Close.

9. Select the Next.

10. Select the Finish.

Note: After completing the steps, be sure to return the System Restore option to its previous state.

Of course, if one or more programs are affected, be sure to reinstall them after the process is over.

Undo system changes from Advanced startup

You can use the System Restore feature through advanced startup settings to restore the system.

To use the System Restore feature through the advanced startup environment, you can use the following steps:

1.Turn on the computer

2. When you see the Windows logo, press the Power button to interrupt the boot sequence.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the device enters the recovery phase.

After you complete the steps, you can follow the steps below to revert the system changes with System Restore.

1.Select the Advanced options button.

2. Select Troubleshoot.

3. Select Advanced options.

4. Select the System Restore.

5. Click in the Windows 10 account.

6. Confirm the account password.

7. Select the Continue.

8. Select the Next.

9. Choose the Restore point to fix your device problem.

10. Select the Scan for affected programs button to confirm the apps that will be removed.

11. Select the Close.

12. Select the Next.

13. Select the Finish.

Last Words

In this article, we explained how you can use the System Restore in Windows 10 with a few simple solutions.

Have you used this method?

What other ways do you know of using the System Restore in Windows 10 ?

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Sarah Kmz

Sara is a talented author and technology enthusiast with a passion for writing about Windows tips and tricks. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and has always had a love for all things related to technology. After completing her degree in Computer Science at the University of Washington, Sara began working as a software developer. She quickly discovered that she had a talent for writing and decided to combine her two passions by starting a blog about Windows tips and tricks. Sara's blog quickly gained popularity and she became known for her clear and concise writing style, as well as her ability to explain complex technical concepts in a way that was easy for anyone to understand. Her blog has become a go-to resource for Windows users looking to optimize their experience and make the most out of their technology. In addition to her work on her blog, Sara is also a prolific writer of technical articles for a number of different publications. Her writing has been featured in numerous technology blogs and websites, and she is widely respected in the industry for her expertise in the field. When she's not writing or working on her blog, Sara enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid traveler and is always looking for new places to explore and new experiences to have. Overall, Sara is a talented writer and technology expert who is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with others. Her passion for both technology and writing has made her a respected figure in the industry, and she continues to inspire and educate others through her work on her blog and beyond.

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