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How to Use System Restore on Windows 11? Step-by-Step Guide

It has probably happened to you that you need to restore your Windows to the previous state due to a problem. In this situation, you probably asked yourself how to use Windows 11 system restore.

When you encounter a problem or error in Windows, you can use the System Restore tool. System Restore can restore your Windows to the previous state according to the restore point you specify for it, and this way the problem or error is fixed. That is why this tool can be helpful.

The restore system is not activated automatically, and you must first create a restore point for it so that you can use it later.

System Restore is an old feature in Windows 11 to protect and restore your system to a specific restore point if something goes wrong.

It creates a screenshot of the current state of your system, saved as a restore point whenever your computer detects significant changes or you manually create one to ensure the safety of your system.

In this article we want to explain how to use System Restore on Windows 11.

How to enable System Restore on Windows 11

Windows 11, unlike older versions of Windows, system recovery is not activated by default, you have to activate it manually to use it.

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 the main System drive.

5.Select the Configure button.

6. Click on the Turn on system protection option.

7. Use the Max Usage slider.

8. Select the amount of space you want to store the restore points.

9. Select the Apply.

10. Select the OK.

Once you have done the above steps, Windows 11 will automatically create a restore point when applying the update or when specific settings are made in the system.

If you have additional drives in your system, you can manually enable this feature on each drive you want to be protected at any time.

How to create a System Restore point on Windows 11

Currently, Windows 11 can automatically create checkpoints when system changes are detected, but if you want to always have a restore point, you can make it manually.

To create a restore point in Windows 11, you can 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 button.

7. Selectthe Close button.

8. Select the OK button.

9. Select the Close button.

After you’ve completed the steps, if something happens after making system changes, such as a new program, registry modification, or driver installation, you can use a restore point to undo the system changes.

How to undo changes using System Restore on Windows 11

If something happens suddenly during installation or changing settings in Windows 11, you can use a restore point to restore the device to the last time to cancel the changes and fix the problem.

For this, you can use the desktop settings or advanced startup.

Apply restore point from desktop

If you have access to the desktop, you can use the following steps to revert the changes.

1.Go to the Start.

2. Search for Create a restore point.

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

4.Select the System Restore.

5. Select the Next.

6. Click the restore point to undo changes on Windows 11.

7. To see what programs will be deleted in this process, you can click on the Scan for affected programs button.

8. Select the Next.

9. Select the Finish.

After you complete the steps, the restore point will be applied in Windows 11 and restore the device to the previous state.

Note: If one or more programs are affected in this path, you must install them manually

Apply restore point from Advanced startup

If the computer has problems during startup, you can use the advanced startup settings to use system recovery.

Access Advanced startup

Use the following steps to access the Advanced Startup Environment in Windows 11 to apply a restore point.

1. Start the device.

2. Whenever the Windows logo appears on the screen, press the Power button to interrupt the boot sequence  .

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 two more times.

After you have completed the steps, you can use the following steps to undo system changes using a previous restore point.

Undo changes with the restore point

To use system restore from the advanced environment, you can use the following steps:

1.Select the Advanced options.

2. Select Troubleshoot.

3. Select Advanced options.

4. Select System Restore.

5. Select the Next.

6. You can choose a restore point to fix problems and revert changes.

7. To see which programs can be deleted in this way, you can click on Scan for affected programs option.

8. Select the Next button.

9. Select the Finish button.

After you complete the steps, System Restore undoes system changes to fix problems after installing a new program, updating the system, or modifying the registry.


In this article, we explained how you can use the registry system in Windows 11 with a few simple solutions.

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Sarah Kmz

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