Compared to its predecessors, Windows 10 is more stable. Its security features such as device guard, Microsoft Passport, Windows Hello, etc. are capable of diminishing the quest of PC users for a modern, secure operating system. But, in case you run into problems, you may have to manually intervene to revert system settings back to the previous state.
Here, you’ll know why you need System Restore in Windows 10 and how to create a restore point.
Even though Windows 10 is believed to be safer than its predecessors, it can get crashed due to improper software installation/uninstallation, errors during Windows updates, etc. System Restore offers an easy way to roll back system to last known good configuration.
There is a considerable difference in Windows 10 System Restore options from options available in previous versions. But the core concept is same - to revert your Windows settings and programs to an earlier working state. You can either manually create restore points or use the auto-generated restore points created during Windows update installation.
Note: You may even find “Reset this PC” option on Windows 10. It’s totally different from System Restore that we’re talking about. It’s actually meant to refresh your settings, which will rollback your system to an initial state when you purchased it or first installed Windows 10.
How to Manually Create a Windows 10 Restore Point?
By default, System Restore option is disabled in Windows 10. But, you can change this easily. Here’s how:
Go to System Properties -> System Protection tab. Choose the drive that needs to enable System Restore and select “Configure”.
In Restore Settings section, Turn on System Protection button. It’s also possible to adjust disk space used for system protection.
Now, in the System Protection tab, Create restore point button will appear. Click on it to open a text box and on that text box, give a description to identify the restore point you are creating.
The inactivated System Restore button on System Protection tab will be active now. During system crashes, this option can be used by logging into the system on Safe Mode.
System Restore is not more than a shortcut method to rollback PC state into a last known good configuration. Still, it's not certain why Microsoft disabled this option by default in Windows 10 PCs.
Another way to restore back your lost items is to take help of a data recovery tool. Remo Data recovery software is one software which can efficiently retrieve your items. Learn more about Remo Windows Recovery Software here.
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