How To Create Restore Points in Windows 10

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If your Windows 10 PC is at peak performance and and is set up the way you want it then you should think about making a restore point. Restore points are a good way quickly revert back to the best working state of your PC. For example if you install a program or do an update for something and it just ins’t working right anymore or even at all a restore point may be the answer to undo the changes that have now messed up that Peak Performance. Here is how its done.


Search for system restore in the Windows 10 Search box and select Create a restore point from the list of results. When the System Properties dialog box appears, click the System Protection tab and then click the Configure button.

1. Open System Restore


Click to enable Turn on system protection and then use the Max Usage slider to determine how much of your hard drive to use to store Restore Points — 5% to 10% is usually sufficient — and click OK. If you ever need to create a restore Point manually (just before you start messing with any system settings, for example), return to this dialog box and click the Create… button, otherwise Windows 10 will create them automatically.

2. Enable System Restore


Whenever you want to return to a Restore Point, open the System Properties dialog box again (see Step 1), click the System Protection tab and then click the System Restore… button. Follow the on-screen instructions and select the desired Restore Point when prompted. You can also click the Scan for affected programs button before going any further, to see what might change on your PC afterwards. When you’re happy to proceed, click Next.

3. Restore your PC