Do you guys face any issues with your Windows 10 computer? Does any recent app installation or driver upgrade has created any issue in your Windows 10 Operating System? Then you must be trying to get out of this issue. Often we try to uninstall the recently installed app or try to roll back the driver which is of course of no use. Then to come out of the issue, you have only one option left and that is Windows 10 System Restore. The Windows 10 system restore takes your system back to a time when your Windows 10 system was working fine.
Now you must be wondering how these System Restore work? It works by creating “restore points” from time to time, basically when you install a new piece of software on your PC or your OS undergoes a system upgradation. The general restore point is done once a week whilst you can also manually create it ant anytime you want. One thing you have to remember, the System Restore has nothing to do with your personal data files, it just creates restoration of the important Windows stuff, your system files, registry settings, and hardware drivers themselves. So don’t confuse it with Windows back-ups.
While you create Restoration of Windows, it makes use of a small space of your system hard-drive and replaces old data with the new. But we will definitely suggest you to create back up of your Windows 10 properties before creating system restoration as it will restore your old data. The Windows 10 restore points can also help you troubleshoot software issues on your PC.
As I told you earlier, opening System Restore will take you back to a past time when restore point was created while your Operating System was OK, so you need to have an idea that how your system will work post restoration. Because the Windows 10 System Restore doesn’t make back up of your personal data, so it will not do anything with your personal data. Only it will replace the old apps with the new ones, particularly the apps that were backed up during your chosen restoration point. Once you have done with the process, you need to run the installers/uninstallers properly to remove the apps that you don’t want in your restored system.
Setting up System Restore on Windows 10
The Windows 10 System Restoration is only meant for the files on your primary drive and you need to follow these steps to complete the process.
- To initiate the process hit “Start” and type “Restore.” Now select “Create a restore point.”
- In the same tab under “Protection Settings” you will find the available drives with the ON or OFF labels next to the drivers.
- Choose the drive that you want to create system restoration for and click “Configure.”
- To enable system restore click “Turn on system protection” which by default is on for the drive C.
- Adjust the “Max Usage” slider on the same dialogue box according to your preference so that you can make more room.
Creating Restore point on Windows 10
Creating restore point on Windows 10 will help you recover the old data on your PC replacing the new ones that you have recently installed. You can do so if your system faces any issue due to any app or driver installation from any unknown sources.
- To start hit “Start” and type “restore” and next choose “Create a restore point.”
- Now go to the “System Protection” tab and click “Create” under “Protection Settings”.
- Then give it a name and click “Create”.
- In a few minutes you will get a success message and then you must click Close.
Using System restore on Windows 10
System Restore on Windows 10 will only be required if you ever faced any issue or trouble with your presently installed app or hard drive up-gradation. To restore to the earlier point, you have to follow these steps.
- At first hit “Start” and type “Restore”. Next choose the “Create a Restore point”.
- Then click “System Restore” under the “System Protection” tab and there you will get briefed about System Restore by a dialogue box. Click “Next”.
- You will get to see all the previously created Restore Points as per the date created, choose the one that you want and then click “Scan for affected programs.”
- Now you will have two different lists in a new Dialogue box, the top one with the programs to be deleted and the bottom one with the programs to be restored. Click Close once you note the important ones.
- Now you can choose the Restore Point that you want and click Next.
- Now you will be prompted for confirmation, check the details and click “Finish”.
- Now in the final dialogue box, System Restore will prompt with a “cannot be interrupted” massage. Click Yes to initiate.
Now the System Restore process will start will and take around 15 minutes to complete. Once restarted, you need to login to check if everything is working fine. If you didn’t find the desired result, then you can go back to your latest System Settings as System Restore always have a self created Restore point before starting the restoration.
Have you any queries about the Windows 10 System Restore, feel free to ask us and we shall get back to you with proper answer to your query.