How To Create A Restore Point In Windows 10

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Almost each and every time, before making any changes to original system files or installing a new application that edits original system files, we ask our readers to create a restore point so that they can easily revert all changes with a few mouse clicks if anything goes wrong.

Creating a manual restore point in Windows has always been easy. Windows 10 is no exception. Simply follow the directions mentioned in one of the given below methods to create a restore point in Windows 10.

Method 1 – create a restore point in Windows 10

Creating a restore point via Control Panel

Step 1:

In the Start menu search box, type Create a restore point and press Enter key to open System Properties dialog. Alternatively, you can type Sysdm.cpl in Start menu search box or Run command box and press Enter key to open System Properties dialog.

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Step 2:

Once System Properties is launched, under System Protection tab, you should see Create button.

If the Create button is greyed out, under Protection Settings (see picture), select your Windows 10 installed drive, which is usually “C”, click Configure, select Turn on system protection option in the resulting dialog, allocate at least 2% of drive’s space by moving the slider before clicking Apply button.

Step 3:

Under System Protection tab, click Create button, enter a name or description for your new restore point, and then click Create button again to create restore point in Windows 10.

 

 

 

Once the restore point is created, you will see The Restore point was created successfully message. You can close System Properties dialog now.