A Restore Point gathers crucial Windows files and settings at a specific time. You create it using Microsoft’s free tool, which takes “snapshots” to save Restore Points, aiding in system repair. Learn how to Restore Point Creation in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Please see Windows 10: Fixing Token Reference Error, How to manage and use Amazon S3 access points using the AWS Management Console, and How to Back Up and Restore the Windows Registry.
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 the feature, first enable the System Restore wizard by switching on System Protection.
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How to Enable the Feature 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.
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Using the Create the feature wizard in Windows 10 or 11
To create the feature, 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, the feature will be created. When the process is finished, you will be prompted to Close.
You have just created the feature.
Creation via the 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 feature will be created.
That’s all there is to creating the feature. 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, navigate to System Properties and the System Protection tab. Click on the feature to launch the System Restore Wizard.
On this page, click Next.
Now, select the name of the feature you created and click Next.
Scan for affected programs
Finally, you can click on ‘scan for affected programs’ to see the apps that will be uninstalled by this restore and click on Finish.
I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to Restore Point Creation in Windows 10 and Windows 11. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.