Manage System Restore in Windows 10
Edited by Jay
Using System Restore in Windows 10 can save you a lot of headaches if something goes astray with your PC. Although software engineers and developers have decreased the number of glitches seen in most programs, there are still incidents when something just doesn't work out, or, you make a mistake when editing a vital system file or options.
Typically, Windows 10 will automatically create System Restore Points (if enabled) after installing critical updates. However, users can also create manual System Restore Points on their own, and use them to revert to a specific time. Of course, restore points don't replace performing proper backups, but they can help you in a jam. Say for example in you're planning on making some tweaks to your computer via the registry, creating a system restore point before hitting the registry editor might be a good idea.
In this VisiHow Tutorial, we'll go through the steps on enabling, creating, deleting, and using System Restore Points. We'll also include steps to access a restore point if your PC doesn't boot properly.
Enable System Restore on Windows 10
Create System Restore Point in Windows 10
Delete System Restore Points on Windows 10
- 1Click the first option once the results populate.Head to the search feature and type; "create a restore point".
Restore My Computer to an Earlier Date
To restore your computer to a time in the past, follow the steps below. If your PC doesn't boot correctly, follow the steps in the Tips and Warnings section.
Tips, Tricks, and Warnings
- If you plan on making any edits to the registry, create a System Restore Point first.
- If your PC doesn't start, you still might be able to use a restore point by following these steps:
- 1Attempt to start your machine three times.
- 2After the third attempt, you should see the Automatic Repair menu.
- 3Click the "Advanced Startup" link.
- 4Select "Troubleshoot".
- 5Click the "Advanced options" link.
- 6Select the "System Restore" option, followed by "Next".
- 7Choose a restore point for the most recent time that your system functioned correctly.
- 8Check which applications will be deleted by clicking; "Scan for affected programs", followed by "Close".
- 9Click the "Next" button.
- 10Finally, click "Finish".