A Restore Point is a collection of critical Windows files and settings that are saved at a specific time and location. It is created using System Restore, a free Microsoft tool that can help you repair your lost or damaged system state by taking “snapshots” and saving them as Restore Points. System files, updates, personalized settings, and Registry settings are all included in these Restore Points. In this article, we will go over the best methods for creating Restore Points on your PC.
To create a system restore point, first enable the System Restore wizard by switching on System Protection. You can read other interesting articles on fixing system issues: How to Create a Restore Point in Windows 11, Reset a crash system and perform system state restore of Active Directory using Windows Server backup utility, and How to fix the issue of INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.
How to Enable the System Restore in Windows 10 or 11
Before creating a restore point, you will have to enable the System Restore which can be enabled by turning on system protection. To enable system protection, open the Start menu and search for ‘create a restore point.’
In the System Properties dialog box, navigate to the System Protection tab, select the drive containing your System portion (typically C:), and then click the Configure button.
Turn on system protection in the System Protection for Windows dialog box. If your drive space is small, you may want to reduce the amount of space used for system protection.
Ways to create a Restore Point in Windows 10 or 11
Now that you’ve enabled system protection. Let’s look at two simple methods for creating a restore point: using the create restore point tool or using the command prompt.
Using the create a restore point wizard in Windows 10 or 11
To create a Restore Point, navigate to the System Protection tab in the System Properties dialog box and click Create.
Type a description for your Restore Point and then click Create.
In a few minutes, a Restore Point will be created. When the process is finished, you will be prompted to Close.
You have just created a Restore Points.
How to Create a Windows 10 Restore Point from Command Prompt
To begin, launch the Command Prompt with administrative privileges. Then, in the Start menu search bar, type “command prompt.” From there, launch the Command Prompt as an administrator.
Enter the following command:
Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "Restore Point", 100, 12
Replace the “Restore Point” in the command with your preferred description and press Enter. In a few seconds, a new Restore Point will be created.
That’s all there is to creating Restore Points. If you ever accidentally lose data or settings on your computer, you’ll always have this Restore Point to fall back on. To perform a System Restore, go to the System Properties and navigate to the System Protection tab. Click on System Restore to launch the System Restore Wizard.
On this page, click Next.
Now, select the name of the restore point you created and click Next.
Finally, you can click on ‘scan for affected programs’ to see the apps that will be uninstalled by this restore and click on Finish.
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