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System restore point is the lifeline for Windows users. System restore point features lets Windows users to create a point to where they could switch in order to restore their data, lost settings, avoid some harmful event which has occurred to their computer. If you are running Windows 10, you must create system restore point in Windows 10 in order to avoid any catastrophe. This article shows how to configure, create system restore point in Windows 10. You can restore your data, backup files by making a system restore point manually and automatically. It’s like going in the past, getting a chance to avoid committing actions which puts one in jeopardy. So let’s see everything you need to know about making system restore points in Windows 10.

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Create System Restore Point in Windows 10

Configuration

Just open the search icon (located just besides the start menu) and type “Create a Restore Point” and click it.

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In the “System Protection” tab, you will see a “Protection Settings” section. Make sure that the Drive C has its protection to “ON” as shown in the image below.

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Now select the drive in which Windows 10 is installed (mostly C drive) and click on the “Configure” button.

Now click the radio button with the option “Turn on system protection” in the “Restore Settings” section.

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Albeit Windows 10 allocates a minimal space to the system restore points, you can manually set how much space you want to allocate to system restore points by going to the section “Disk Space usage”. However, I would recommend going with the default space. No need to give major chunks of your computer memory to restore points because a small amount of memory suffices.

You can also delete the current restore points by clicking the “Delete” button.

After you have finished with all the settings, space allocation, click Apply. This is how to configure and active system restore point.

Creating the System Restore Point Manually

Using the above method, you were able to enable the system restore point. After the above steps, your computer will start taking system restore points with automatic time intervals. But mostly, we need to take system restore points before we do something important in our computer, like installing a new software, making updates, making important changes, committing registry changes etc. In order to make a system restore point manually, you will have to enable that by yourself. Let’s now see how to create system restore point in Windows 10.

See the first step in the above section and click the “Create” button as shown in the image below.

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Now just give any name for this restore point. This could be anything helpful in remembering the event before which you are taking the restore point, like “restore point before installation of software.”

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Now click “Create”. Within a minute, a complete system restore point will be taken.

Using the Restore Point in Windows 10

Let’s suppose you have run into a major problem and need to restore the system. This is the time to use the system restore point.

Type “Create a Restore Point” in the Windows 10 search bar and click it.

Click on “System Restore” option as shown in the image below.

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Click Next and you will be shown a list of all the system restore points. Choose your restore point accordingly and click on Next and then Finish.

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Follow the instructions and your system will be restored back.

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This was how to configure, create system restore point in Windows 10. You can backup, restore all your data using this method.

In case you are facing any problem while following the above steps, feel free to comment on this post and let us know, we’ll be happy to help you.

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