How to Make a Restore Point in Windows 10

Restore Points are great ways to make sure you can go back into time when your changing crucial system files or installing software you don’t really trust. Making Restore Points is done automatically when you install Windows Updates and some programs make them as well, like anti-virus software when they clean nasty viruses

Make Sure System Protection is turned on.

1. Open Start

2. In the Search Box type “Create a Restore Point”

3. Now click on Create a Restore Point

Windows 10: Create a Restore Point How to Make a Restore Point in Windows 10 how to make a restore point

Windows 10: Create a Restore Point

4. Now make sure that your primary hard disk (the one with System behind it) has Protection set to on if it does, then skip to Making a System Restore point, if it’s set to off, continue with step 5

Windows 10 Check System Protection  How to Make a Restore Point in Windows 10 how to make a restore point

Windows 10 Check System Protection

5. Now click on the Configure button.

6. Check the radio saying “Turn on System Protection”

7. Now you need to set the space that Windows may use for Restore Points, I like 10%.

Windows 10: Turn on System Protection How to Make a Restore Point in Windows 10 how to make a restore point

Windows 10: Turn on System Protection

8. Then click on Apply and click on OK.

How to Make a Restore Point

1. Open Start

2. In the Search Box type “Create a Restore Point”

3. Now click on Create a Restore Point

 

Windows 10: Create a Restore Point How to Make a Restore Point in Windows 10 how to make a restore point

Windows 10: Create a Restore Poin

4. Now click on Create

5. Enter the name of your restore point so you can easily identify it later.

6. Click on Create

Windows 10 Create Restore Point How to Make a Restore Point in Windows 10 how to make a restore point

Windows 10 Create Restore Point

 

Wait for the progress to finish. You have now successfully created a manual restore point in Windows 10.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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