How to create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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  • After you installed all the basic applications that you use regularly, it's a good idea to create a system restore point.
  • Windows 10 generates a backup copy of the system every time you install or uninstall an application, but you also might want to create your own restore point.
  • In the Systtem Restore section you will find all the articles about this topic, including problems and solutions.
  • We have written a plethora of tutorials about Windows and the devices that use it and you can find them all in the How to Guide Hub.
How can I create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

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?

Windows 10 OS generates a backup copy of the system every time you install or uninstall an application.

However, 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.

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.

FAQ: Read more about restore points

  • How do I create a restore point in Windows 10?
Type system restore in the Windows 10 Search box and select Create a restore point from the list of results. It’s a little bit more complicated but if you follow our complete step-by-step guide you will get this done in no time.
  • Does Windows 10 have restore points?
Windows 10 automatically creates a restore point before you make any changes to the system settings or install or uninstall a program. Here’s what you can do if the restore point is not working.
  • Should I create a restore point?
Yes, it is highly recommended that you create a system restore point before installing new software or anytime your PC undergoes a major change.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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