How to create a system restore point on Windows 10

When your system is suffering from malfunctions on Windows 10, going back to a restore point can save the day. You still have to know how to configure it. We explain the procedure to you in this guide. 

On Windows 10, your system can obviously suddenly become dysfunctional. This can occur in particular following the installation of software, an update or drivers. Therefore, it can be very useful to perform a restore to get back to an older (and bug-free) version of your system. Which is sure to take a big thorn out of your foot.

Especially since it will not delete your personal files. Only the applications, the drivers or the updates – installed following the creation of this famous restore point – will be erased. As Microsoft points out, restore points are usually created automatically when a new application is installed. But in order not to have any unpleasant surprises, it is preferable to configure one manually before each notable change made on your computer.

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How to set up a restore point on Windows 10

  • In the search field of the taskbar, write Create a restore point and click on the displayed result.
  • A window opens. If you have never configured restore points, click Configure.
  • Then check the Enable system protection option. Then choose the amount of space to allocate to restore points. To do this, just move the cursor.
  • Once done, click on Create.
  • Then just name your restore point to be able to find it easily later. Note that the date and time will also be automatically integrated to help you see more clearly. Finally, click on Create.
  • Wait a few moments, the time for the creation to take place … and the deal is in the bag! You have successfully created your restore point. To access it, you just have to click on System Restore from the same menu.

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