Windows 10 - System Restore

October 2016

You are experiencing crashes and other malfunctions with your system after a wrong manipulation (registry edit), failed update or installation of new drivers or software? The System Restore feature of Windows 10 allows you to restore your system (system files, preferences, apps and registry) as it was at a previous point in time.


Enable system protection on your HDD and create a restore point (stable version of system).

Enable System Protection

Before using the System Restore feature, you need to make sure that system protection is enabled on the selected drive. Right-click on the Start menu> System > System Protection:

If the System Protection feature is Off on the selected drive, simply click on the Configure button and then select Turn on system protection > Ok:

Create restore points

Sometimes restore points are automatically created before major updates but to stay on the safe side you can also create them manually when required. Right-click on the Start menu > System > System Protection and click on the Create button located next to Create a restore point right now...:

Choose a name for the restore point and click on OK:

Restore your system

Go to System Protection and then click on the System Restore button:

Click on Next, select a restore point and then follow the onscreen procedure:

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