System Restore is a feature in Windows that allows you to revert your Windows system state (including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings) to a previously saved system point. It’s a critical feature that, when enabled, could really save your day when things go wrong.
Let’s see how you can create a system restore point in 2 different ways in Windows 10. But before that, let’s check and make sure the System Restore feature is turned on since it’s turned off by default in Windows 10.
Search “Restore Point” in Start menu and click Create a restore point from the result list.
The System Properties window opens up with System Protection tab in display. Make sure the Protection is On on the System drive.
If it’s Off, like shown in the screenshot above, click Configure… button to turn on system protection.
Once turned on, the Create button becomes available in the System Properties window. Click on it, provide a name for the restore point and click Create to start.
You can also create a system restore point running a WMIC command in an elevated command prompt window as well. Open a Command Prompt window with admin privilege and type in:
Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "My Restore Point", 100, 12
To make it easier, you may create a desktop shortcut to the above WMIC command and set it to run as administrator when double-clicked.
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Last updated: 05/13/2016