A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

How To Restore System on Windows 10

If you are experiencing crashes and other malfunctions with your system after a faulty manipulation, failed update, new driver or software installation, you may be able to solve your issues by restoring your system. Windows 10's System Restore feature allows you to restore your system — including files, preferences, apps, and information — to a previous point in time.

Before beginning, you should enable system protection on your HDD and create a restore point, or a stable version of your system.

Enable System Protection

Right-click on the Start menu> System > System Protection:

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

Activate System Protection

To activate System Protection, go to Control Panel > System > System Protection.

Under System Protection, choose the drive where you have Windows installed. If you never selected a drive, it will be saved on C:\ by default. Then, click Configure.

Select Turn on system protection > OK.

Deactivate System Protection

Under Restore Settings, click Disable system protection > OK. Click Yes to confirm your changes.

Create Restore Points

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

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

Restore Your System

Go to System Protection ,and click the System Restore button:

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

Restore Your System on Windows 10 Using a USB Key

Begin by plugging in your USB drive. Next, type Create a recovery drive<bolD> into your computer's search bar, and select the option with the same name.

Choose <bold>Back up system files to the recovery drive
if you would like to copy the recovery partition to the USB drive.

N.B. Copying the recovery partition uses upwards of 16 GB of memory and requires a USB drive with a large capacity.

Click Next, select the drive that you would like to use, then click Next again.

Click Create > Finish.

How To Factory Reset Windows 10

Go to the Start menu, and type Reset. After clicking Reset this PC, click Restore to factory settings.

When you reset using this option, you will lose all of your files, documents, and downloaded programs — including the current version of Windows, if your computer did not come with it installed.

Image: © Windows.

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Ask a question
CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jeff Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.


This document, titled « How To Restore System on Windows 10 », is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (ccm.net).