How to create system restore point – the easy way

23. February 2016 How to, Windows 0
How to create system restore point – the easy way

Creating system restore point

Before creating system restore point let’s see what it’s all about. System restore helps you revert back your computer state (including system files, installed applications, Windows registry, and settings) to that of an earlier time where your system was working properly in order to recover system from malfunctions or other problems.

Sometimes, the installed program or a driver creates unexpected error to your system or causes Windows to behave unpredictably. Usually uninstalling the program or driver helps in fixing the problem but if that doesn’t fix the issue then you can try restoring your system to an earlier date when everything worked correctly.

System Restore uses a feature called system protection to regularly create and save restore points on your computer. These restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows uses.

Let’s see how to create system restore point:

  1. You can open system restore windows by going the usual way i.e. through control panel or if you want to get it right just type restore point into the search field and hit enter.
    system restore point
    If you want to go thought the control panel , then right click on Windows button and open control panel.
    control panel
    Inside control panel window select Large icons in the view by option.
    large icon control panel
    After that select Recovery.
    In the next screen select Configure System Restore.
    configure system restore
  2. Whatever route you choose, you’ll be brought to System Protection tab under System Properties. Click the Configure button.
    system restore point
  3. In the configure window, you may need to turn on System Restore utility as it is generally turned off by default.
    turn on system protection
    Here you can also manage the amount of space it uses and if you have a drive with smaller capacity then you might consider it turning down a bit.
  4. Click the Create button and follow the onscreen wizard to create a restore point.
    create system restore point

That’s it you have successfully created a system restore point. If you still have any doubt or question feel free to comment.


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