Easy Guide for the Windows 10 System Restore
The System Restore is a feature within the Windows 10 that creates a snapshot of the system’s present state and save it as the ‘restore point’. If there is any problem with the computer at some point then, this ‘restore point’ can help revert back to the changes.
Despite the Windows 10 has the ‘System Restore’ feature in-built, even then due to some reason this feature is deactivated by default. Here, you will get points on how to restore Windows 10.
How to System Restore Windows 10?
You will get multiple methods here that will help you to restore Windows 10 in an easy and simple way.
1: Enable the System Restore feature on Windows 10
As we know that the ‘System Restore’ feature is not active by default, therefore here, you will get a simple process on how to activate this feature. In order to do that follow the steps below.
- First, press on both the keys ‘Windows + S’ to open the search section of the Windows 10 OS.
- Inside that section, type in the text ‘system restore’. Then from the search result locate and choose the “Create a restore point” option.
- This action will launch a new dialog box, having the name ‘System Properties’ will come up. Inside that dialog box, click on the ‘System Protection’ tab.
- Under that tab, navigate to the ‘Properties Settings’ section. Within that section, choose the main system partition from the list and then tap on the ‘Configure’ button.
- Now, another dialog box having the title ‘System Protection for Local Disk (C:)’ will come up. Inside it choose the “Turn on system protection” radio button.
- At last, click on the ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’ buttons respectively.
2: Steps to Create a Restore Point Windows 10
Whenever there is some change within the system, then the System Restore will create some restore points automatically. However, if you want to make any kind of significant changes to the computer, then make the restore point manually. Here are steps that you can follow.
- Go to the first method and then follow the initial three steps in order to open the contents within the ‘System Protection’ tab.
- Under that tab, navigate to the ‘Protection Settings’ section. Inside that section go to the bottom of the dialog box and click on the ‘Create’ button. As soon as you click on that button, then a new dialog box will come up having the heading “Create a restore point”.
- Inside that dialog box, provide a name for the restore point on the blank area and click on the ‘Create’ button.
- Once the creation of the restore point is complete, next close this dialog box.
- Finally, on the ‘System Properties’ dialog box, click on the ‘Ok’ button.
3: Recovery of the Computer via System Restore
There is a need to recover a system if the computer gets into some kind of problem while making certain changes. To run the computer correctly, you will get submethods here to perform “system recovery windows 10”.
Undo changes to the system from Desktop
The steps to revert any changes to the computer from the desktop are given in the following.
- First, click on the ‘Cortana logo’ to open the default search field of the Windows.
- Inside that field, enter the text “system restore” and then from the output page select the ‘Create a restore point’ option. This action will open a new dialog box having the name ‘System Properties’ will come up.
- Within that dialog box, choose the ‘System Protection’ tab. Under it, find and click on the ‘System Restore…’ button.
- As soon as you click on that button, then a new dialog box will come up, in it, tap on the ‘Next’ button. Now, a list full of all the restore points will come up.
- Next, from that list choose the first restore point, when the computer was working fine and then click on the ‘Scan for affected programs’ button.
- At this time another dialog box will come up with a list of the installed applications that will get affected due to the restoration process. Take note of those applications, so that you can install them after the restoration process is over.
- Now, close the dialog box and then click on the ‘Next’ button.
- At this time a new page will come up with the name ‘Confirm your restore point’. On this page, check the time and drives of the restore point and click on the ‘Finish’ button.
- The restoration process of the computer will begin.
- Fianlly, after this procedure, is complete, then the ‘System Restore’ revert the system back to its previous working state.
Use Advanced Startup to undo any alterations of the System
If you are unable to access the desktop of the computer normally, then you may use the Advanced Startup environment to access the System Restore. Here, there will be steps on how to restore Windows 10.
- First, power on the Windows 10 machine.
- When the ‘Windows 10 logo’ appears, next, hit on the ‘Power’ button of the device to disrupt the boot sequence.
- Repeat the above steps for two more times until the system boots into the recovery environment.
- Next, click the ‘Advanced options’ button on the ‘Automatic Repair’ page. Now, a new page will come up with the heading ‘Choose an option’ will come up, in it, locate and choose the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.
- This action will open a new page having the name ‘Troubleshoot’, in it, find the ‘Advanced option’ link and select it.
- As soon as you click on that link then another new page will appear that has the name ‘Advanced options’, inside it, choose the ‘System Restore’ option. This action will launch a new ‘System Restore’ dialog box.
- Now, go to the previous submethod then repeat the steps from fourth – tenth and follow them respectively to restore the system to the last working state.