Making a certain mistake and not being able to fix it can be something that is very hard for someone to handle. This can be the same when you are using your computer and you do something that you would love to erase if you had the opportunity to.
Have you ever been using your system, made a mistake, and wanted to go back so that you could rectify it? In case you have, System Restore is probably the feature that you are looking for. System Restore was introduced in Windows so that users would be able to make the state of their computer go back to a previous one that existed at a particular moment in the past.
This feature was first included in Windows Me and was then incorporated in all the versions of Windows that ended up following it, with the exception of Windows Server. If you are using Windows 10, you will have to enable System Restore in order to use it.
Did learning a bit more about System Restore excite you to want to learn more? If it did, you will be delighted to continue with this article. We have prepared a guide that provides you with all of the information that you need in order to use it on Windows 10. Please read on to learn more about how to use System Restore.
Steps that should be followed in order to use System Restore on Windows 10
The user should be careful when it comes to following the steps that are given below in order to ensure that they are able to use System Restore on their system like they want to:
- The first thing that you have to do is go to Start and search for restore. You will then have to select the Create a restore point option in order to begin the journey of being able to use System Restore.
- You will then have to go to the System Protection tab. Then, you will be able to check out all of the drives that are available on your computer under the Protection Settings section.
- You should check if protection has been enabled for all of the drives that are there online. If you want to turn on protection, you can do so by selecting a particular drive and then clicking the Configure button.
- A Dialog Box will now be displayed in front of you. You will have to select the Turn on system protection option that is there. Then, adjust the slider for Max Usage to the amount of space that you want to allow for System Restore to be used. After this is done, click OK.
- After this is done, select OK again so that you can exit the Dialog Box. When Windows creates a restore point for you, one point will be created on all of the drives for which system protection has been enabled.
- If you are interested in learning how to create a restore point, you can learn how to do so. You will have to go to Start, search for restore, and select the Create a restore point option. Once you do this, you will have to select Create which can be found under the System Protection tab.
- You can type a description for your restore point so that you will be able to remember the purpose for which you created it.
- After the restore point has been created, select the Close option to signify the completion of the process.
- If you are interested in restoring your system point to a previous point, you can do so by following the given steps.
- You will have to go back to the System Protection tab. Once you do that, go to Start, search for restore like before, and select the Create a restore point option. You should then select the System Restore option that can be found under the System Protection tab.
- There will be a wizard that will guide you through the entire system restoration process. You will have to select Next when the Dialog Box for the process pops up.
- You will be introduced to all the restore points that are available for you to restore your system back to on the next page. You can click the Show more restore points option in order to find any of the instant restore points that have been created.
- Choose the point that you want and keep in mind that the restore point that has been most recently used will probably be the best option for you. Then, select the Scan for affected programs option so that System Restore can find the programs that will face uninstallation when the restoration process takes place.
- You will then have two lists to choose from that will help you know about the programs that will be deleted and those that will be restored by the process.
- After you are ready to carry out the process, select the point that you are interested in and then select the Next option.
- After this, you will have to provide confirmation for the completed restoration. You can do this by selecting Finish after you have ensured that you have chosen the correct restore point for your situation.
- The System Restore process will then take place after this is done. You will have to wait for at least a quarter of an hour before your system can be used again.
We hope that this article helped you understand how to perform a System Restore properly. There are so many amazing things that can be done because of this, especially if you are in a situation where you want to be able to rewind the clock but don’t know how to. Please go through all of the steps that have been given properly before you proceed with the System Restore process. If you know someone that would benefit from reading what is in this article, please share it with them. If you want to discuss anything else with us regarding the article, please feel free to do so in the comments section below.