How to Generate a System Restore Point in Windows 10

Windows 10 has various recovery features to fix the problems and issues which are coming across the usage of the system running on this operating system. System Restore Point is of these features which are allowing the users to keep the backups of the time when everything worked properly. Whenever a bug’s creating the issue which cannot be fixed, you can refer the restore point to make everything like before.

There is a way to use the restore point, it requires a lot of effort as you have to go through step by step properly. But in the guide is here with another method to create a restore point in Windows 10 and hence you can restore the previous version with only double-click the restore point. In this way, you will not have to go through the lengthy steps, and you can restore without wasting extra time.

Here is how to generate a system restore point in Windows 10

Check the System Restore Point is Enabled

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Now, type Create a restore point.
  3. Now press the Enter button.
  4. Go to the Protection Settings and proceed to click on System Protection.
  5. Now, check the Settings has turned On or Off.
  6. If the protection is off, then click the Configure button.
  7. Select the Turn on System Protection.
  8. Now, click Apply and proceed to click Ok.

Create the System Restore Point Shortcut

  1. Right click on the Desktop and go to New option from the menu.
  2. Select the Shortcut tab.
  3. On the Create Shortcut, type – md.exe /k “wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint “My Shortcut Restore Point”, 100, 7″
  4. The command will instruct the operating system to use Command Prompt to create the system restore point of the Windows 10 computer.1
  5. Now click Next and give a name to the shortcut folder in the wizard.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. Right click on the newly created shortcut.
  8. Select Properties and click Change Icon.
  9. Give a new path, for example – C: \Windows\ System32\ imageres.dil and press the Enter button from keyboard.
  10. You can select an icon and then click Ok.
  11. Go to the Advanced button and check the Run as administrator checkbox.
  12. Click Ok and then Apply.
  13. Again, click Ok and complete the task to create a System Restore point.

Deleting  the Previous Restore Points

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Now, type Create a restore point.
  3. Press the Enter button.
  4. Now, select a Hard Disk where you will create a new restore point.
  5. Click the Configure button and proceed to click the Delete button.
  6. Click the Continue tab to confirm the deletion.

You can double-click the desktop shortcut to check the system restore point. If the Command Prompt with an output is displayed, then you must know that everything has worked properly. Whenever you install a new application or modify the settings in your Window 10 computer, then you can double click the restore point rather than following the number of steps. But you must remember that there will be no restore point if the previous one is existing. In that case, you will need to delete the last restore point.

Devin Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Devin has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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