How to create a system restore point in Windows 10
A restore point in Windows 10 is a saved configuration of your system settings, drivers, and installed software, which allows you to revert your PC to a previous state in case of system failure or other problems. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a restore point in Windows 10:
Step by step to create a restore point in your Windows 10
- Open the System Properties window: To do this, press Windows Key + X and click on “System” or right-click on the Start button and select “System” from the context menu.
- Click on “System Protection”: In the System Properties window, click on the “System Protection” tab to access the System Protection settings.
- Click on “Create”: In the System Protection tab, click on the “Create” button to create a new restore point.
- Name the restore point: In the “System Protection” dialog box, type a name for the restore point and click on the “Create” button. This name should be descriptive, so you can easily identify the restore point later.
- Wait for the process to complete: The process of creating a restore point may take several minutes, depending on the size of your system and the number of installed programs. Wait until the process is complete and the new restore point is created.
- Check the new restore point: To check the newly created restore point, go back to the System Protection tab in the System Properties window and click on “System Restore”. You should see the new restore point listed in the System Restore window.
- Save changes and exit: After verifying the new restore point, click “OK” to save the changes and exit the System Properties window.
Create a Restore Point Using Windows PowerShell
You can create a restore point in Windows using Windows PowerShell by executing the following steps:
- Open Windows PowerShell as administrator: Right-click the Start button, then select Windows PowerShell.
- Run the following command:
Checkpoint-Computer -Description "Description of Restore Point"
Where “Description of Restore Point” is a string that represents the description you want to give to the restore point.
- Wait for the command to complete, which may take a few minutes.
- To confirm that the restore point was created, you can run the following command:
This will display a list of all available restore points, including the one you just created, along with its description and creation date.
Creating a restore point in Windows 10 is a simple and straightforward process that can save you time and effort in case of system problems. It is a good practice to create a restore point before installing new software or making changes to your system, so you can easily revert to a previous state if needed.