Each and every one of us likes to customize whichever version of Windows you are using. Whether it is putting up a picture of your choice or choosing a background you prefer, drop down menu and so many other settings changes of your preference. With most of us who have been using Windows 7, 8 or even 8.1 have become quite comfortable with the setting preferences on our computers. Now with Windows 10 and everything different we are not sure if we can make these changes. And if making these changes is going to affect anything or not? But, if it isn’t going to make a difference then, how to go about making the changes? Even tough to most of us it is a reason for worry just thinking that the next time we boot our computers. All the setting changes will go back and start correctly.
While this is one thing that you might be concerned about the other important aspect that you do need to look into is that how to modify the operating system. This is equally important because if you do not modify it correctly then you are most likely to run into some issues like not being able to boot the system, system stability issues etc. Remember, that Microsoft has always had System Restore feature that could help you fix your computer in case it ran into some issues. Always know that System restore is always going to help you revert the state of your computer to that previous point in time and undo the changes that were made by you. These changes include system files, setting registry, installed applications etc.
Each time you enabled and configured correctly Windows generates restore points. This happens when you install a new app, Windows update etc. To be able to configure System Restore in Windows 10 is quite easy. And if you are not aware of how to go about it then continue to read this article and find out.
Enabling System Restore:
To know how to enable System Restore on Windows 10, follow the step by step guide given below:
1. You have to begin with going to the Start menu or you can also go to the Search box and then type in Create a Restore Point.
2. Once, you have typed in press Enter this opens the System Protection settings page to configure the feature.
3. Now in the System Properties window click on the small tab at the top System Protection.
4. Then make sure that Windows drive (typically C) has Protection turned ON
5. Next click on the small tab in the same window called Configure.
6. Then immediately the net window Restore settings opens, in that choose Turn on system protection and click Ok
Using System Restore:
1. You can begin with going to the Start menu or you can also go and click on the Search Box and type Create a Search Point.
2. Now in the Restore Systems files and Settings window click on Next.
3. Immediately another window opens that will give you a list of available restore point with date and description and also whether it was created manually or by the system.
4. Once, you start selecting the restore point then you can go ahead and click on the small tab on the bottom right side of the window, Scan for affected windows. Now click on Next.
5. Finally, click on Finish to begin the Restore Process. Now that this process is complete you can go back to the point where your system was working properly.
Now, that you know on how to Enable System Restore and Use System Restore, if ever while doing any of these things you have forgotten to take a backup of your files and documents then, there is no need to panic. This is because; there is a software to restore files after System Restore. So, just click on the link given and find the help you need.
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