How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

By: Marian Cularea
3 minute read
Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

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Creating a system restore point is always a good thing to do because you never know what will happen to your operating system at one point or another. In this way, you will easily be able to restore a good working copy in no time. So, follow the tutorial below and you will find out how to create a system restore in Windows 10 in the shortest time possible.

The causes as to why your operating system might break are numerous. Most likely, a third party application you install or a virus you got while surfing the internet might cause Registry file error of your Windows 10 operating system. By having a system restore point, you will be able to resuscitate your system to an earlier point in time thus fixing major OS issues very quickly.

How do I create a system restore point in Windows 10?

Although the Windows 10 OS generates a backup copy of the system every time you install or uninstall an application, at a certain point in time , you might want to create your own restore point and go back to it whenever you wish. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Directly from the Start screen in Windows 10, start writing the following: “Control Panel”
    Note: Another way to access the Control Panel is by moving the mouse cursor over to the upper right side of the screen and left click or tap on the “Search” icon from that menu. From the search box write “Control Panel” without the quotes and left click or tap on the “Control Panel” icon.
  2. In the Control Panel search box situated in the upper right side of the window, you need to write the following: “system restore”.
  3. Left click or tap on the “Create a restore point” link situated under the “System” feature.create system restore control panel
  4. Now you have the “System Properties” window in front of you.
  5. Left click or tap on the “System Protection” tab situated in the upper side of the System Properties window.restore point windows 10
  6. Left click or tap on the “Create” button in this tab.
  7. Now a small window called “System Protection” will pop up.
  8. In the box under the “Create a restore point” topic, you will need to write a name for this backup copy.make system restore windows 10
  9. After you gave a name to the restore point, you will need to left click or tap on the “Create” button.
  10. Now your Windows 10 system will start creating the restore point.
    Note: This process will take up to 10 or 20 minutes.creating restore point windows 10
  11. After the process has finished, you will get a pop up message which will tell you that the restore point was successfully created.
  12. Left click or tap on the “Close” button in the window above and you are good to go.
  13. Now if you have any issues with your Windows 10 operating system, you can just go right ahead and bring it back to the restore point you just made in this tutorial.

For additional information on how to back up and restore Windows 10 or fix various system restore issues, you can check out the guides listed below:

Once again, creating a Windows 10 Restore Point is very useful. According to a recent survey, 50% of Windows 10 users confirmed that Windows updates cause various issues on their machines. In case the latest updates mess up your computer, you can always use your Restore Point to bring your computer back to a working state.

So, I don’t think it can get easier than this. If you followed the steps above in the correct order, I am sure you finished the tutorial in just five minutes of your time. If you have any additional questions regarding this article, please write us below in the comments section of the page and we will help you further with this subject.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2015 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

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