How To Create Windows System Restore Points in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10?

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    April 15th, 2014
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    September 3, 2019
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In Microsoft Windows, there is a feature called Windows System Restore, which helps users to get back to their original computer’s state including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings. This feature is useful to overcome system malfunction and all other problems related to Windows errors.

If you have created a system restore in your system, it is turned on by default and takes snapshots of your system drive periodically. These snapshots are known as restore points, and can also be created manually. If your Windows starts malfunctioning or throwing errors, you can use Windows system restore points to get back to the original state.

How to Create Restore Point in Windows 7?

If you want to restore your system from a system restore point, you need to go to the System Restore wizard.

Go to the Start menu> Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

The above image is of System Restore wizard. To create a system restore point, follow the steps given below:

  1. Go to the Control Panel and click on System icon.
  2. On the LHS pane, click on the System Protection link.
  3. On the System Properties window, click on System Protection tab.
  4. Turn on the protection for the drives of which you want to create system restore points. You can also configure the system restore point settings.
  5. Click on Create button to create restore point.
  6. On the System Protection window, type a name for your system restore point. Then click on the Create button.
  7. During the creation of a system restore point, a progress bar will be shown there. Wait until the restore point is created successfully.
  8. Once the restore point is created successfully, click on Close.

How to Create Restore Point in Windows 8?

  1. Go to the Control Panel and click on System icon.
  2. On the LHS pane, click on the System Protection link.
    Or
    Simply go to the Start menu and type System Restore and then click on Create restore point.
  3. On the System Properties window, click on System Protection tab.
  4. Turn on the protection for the drives of which you want to create system restore points. You can also configure the system to restore point settings.
  5. Click on Create button to create restore point.
  6. On the System Protection window, type a name for your system restore point. Then click on the Create button.
  7. During the creation of a system restore point, a progress bar will be shown there. Wait until the restore point is created successfully.
  8. Once the restore point is created successfully, click on Close.

Steps to do System Restore in Windows 10

  • Search System Restore in the Search box of Windows.
  • Then Create a Restore Point from the results list.
  • In the System Properties, Dialogue Box go to System Protection tab and click on Configure.
  • Click on Turn on System protection option and define the Max Usage.
  • Click on OK Button and then Apply the changes.

The above steps will help you in creating Restore Points in Windows 10.

Finally, you have learned how to create Restore points in Windows 7, 8, and 10. These restore points are useful when the Windows files get corrupted and one can get back their deleted and lost a file in Windows with the help of these restore points. For smooth recovery of lost file I would advise you to develop restore points in Windows.

Conclusion

Now you know all the methods of developing restore points in Windows irrespective of their versions. The major version user these days are Windows 10, 8, and 7 and I have told you the techniques of creating restore points in all the three versions. Before reading the steps make sure that you are applying the techniques of your version of Windows. I hope you liked this article and it is an informative one.

You can restore Windows data file without Windows Restore Point with SysInfoTools Windows Data Recovery Software.

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