The Windows 10 comes with many excellent recovery features which will help you to fix your computer when something wrong happens. One of the features is the System Restore Point which will help you to undo the changes or the problem occurs due to the recent installed updates or app. Previously, I have written about the process of creating a System Image Backup in Windows 10.
So before making any changes to the system including installation or customization I will always recommend you to create a restore point of Windows for the safety of your computer. For some users creating a Restore Point on Windows 10 could be a difficult task. So in this article, I will help you with the most simple way with step by step guide to creating a restore point.
Before creating a Restore Point on your Windows 10, first, you need to check that System Restore is enabled on your computer.
How to Check If System Restore is Enable
1. Open the Start Menu then search for Create a Restore Point and then press Enter button.
2. The System Properties will be open and under the System Protection tab, you can check whether your Window drive C has Protection turned ON or OFF.
3. If the System drive protection is ON then you don’t have to do any action as you can directly create a restore point by clicking the Create option available at the bottom.
4. If the system drive protection is OFF the create button will not be available for you. For this solution, the next step is to select your PC system drive and click the Configure button.
5. After clicking the configure button select Turn on System Protection option available at the top. Click Apply button and then OK.
Steps to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10
After you have successfully enabled the Restore Point on your system the operating system will create a restore point automatically. But if you want to create it manually then follow the steps given below.
Step-1: Open the Start Menu search for Create a Restore Point and then press Enter button.
Step-2: The System Properties will open and under the System Protection tab, click on the Create button to create your own restore point in Windows 10.
Step-3: After that, a small window will pop up where you have to give any name to the restore point and this will help you to identify your restore point in future. Now click the Create button to complete the process.
Step-4: After that, the process will start and it will take a few minutes to successfully create the restore point.
When the process is completed the Windows will open a notification dialog which says “The Restore Point was Created Successfully”
I hope the above process is very simple for you to create a restore point in Windows 10. You can also create a system restore point shortcut script so that you can easily open the restore point.
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How to Create a System Restore Point Short Script
Step-1: First go to the desktop and then right click on it. click on the New option and then select Shortcut.
Step-2: Now in the create shortcut wizard type the following command in the box next to the browse option.
cmd.exe /k “wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint “My Shortcut Restore Point”, 100, 7″
The function of this command is to tell the operating system to open the Command Prompt and to use WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Command Line) tool which helps to create the system restore point on your Windows 10.
Step-3: Then click on the Next button.
Step-4: Enter the name of the shortcut in the box and then click on Finish button.
Step-5: The shortcut will be created, now right click on the created shortcut and select Properties option.
Step-6: If you like to add a suitable icon then you can click on Change Icon button.
Step-7: A small popup will open when you click on Change Icon button then in the field type the following path C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll
Step-8: Select the icon which you want and then click Ok button.
Step-9: Now click on the Advanced option, then select the checkbox next to Run as Administration and press Ok button.
Step-10: Click on Apply button and then again click OK button to complete the process.
Step-11: If you want to test the shortcut is working then double click on the created restore point shortcut. When you double click on it command prompt will open which is identical to the image below if this happens then it is working properly.
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