How to Enable system restore in Windows 10

How to enable system restore in Windows 10. How to create, enable and perform a system restore point in Windows 10. Windows 10 has new features to restore its system from other previous versions. Through this feature, you can actually do a factory reset on Windows 10. You can get your Windows 10 back to its default state. In Windows 10, the System Restore functionality is disabled by default. So we need to turn back on for further process in Windows 10. Through system restore, you can get your Windows 10 back to its normal state or reset Windows 10. You can also make Windows 10 back to running like new again in few minutes.

Moreover you can also recover your personal data in Windows 10 and saves your personal files and Apps first. For this you need to follow few steps.

How to Reset Windows 10

Restore Factory Settings In Windows 10

Start -> Settings -> Update and security -> recovery

From here you can start with a reset. As you can see there are two options, named РReset this PC and Advanced startup. So you need to click on Reset this PC. what actually does this when we click on get started. It will highlight you two more options Keep my files and Remove everything. If you click on Keep my files, it will remove Apps and settings but keeps your personal files. If you click on Remove everything, it will remove all your personal files, Apps  and settings. So the above trick is to recover you personal files in Windows 10. Now how to enable or disable system restore in Windows 10.

Enable system restore in Windows 10

Enable system restore
Enable system restore

As to activate the system restore, you need to go to Start and type Recovery in the search option and click on recovery control panel. This opens up “Advance recovery tools” window. In Advance recovery tools window, click on the second option named “Open system restore“. When you clicked on, it will gives you a pop up window saying Windows protection is turned off. To turn it back on so that you can use system restore click on System protection.

A new windows opens called “System properties“. That shows us the system restore is turned off. To enable the system restore protection, click on the “Configure” button. A new window will pop up with two options.

  1. Turn on system protection

  2. Disable system protection

Enable system restore
Enable system restore

By default it is presently disabled. So we want to go ahead and click on “Turn on system protection“. This will enable system restore at this point. You also need to allocate some space for system restore. As it depends upon you that how much you need to restore your disk space. You can adjust the maximum disk space used for system protection in Windows 10. Now click on Apply and OK. You are now ready to set a system restore for your hard drive having Windows 10.

Enable system restore
Enable system restore
Enable system restore
Enable system restore
Enable system restore
Enable system restore

Create a restore point in Windows 10

Creating a restore point in Windows 10 – Now you are all set and ready to create a system restore for our hard drive [C,D or E] where your main OS is stored for Windows 10. Click on create button in system properties. You will get a Window prompting you for the name of the restore point that you need to create with any name or anything. Once you done, just click on create button. Creating of the system restore point should take a few minutes depending upon your system speed and performance. When the system restore is completed, you will receive a message –

“The restore point was created successfully”

Enable system restore
Enable system restore

In this way you can create a system restore for your Windows 10 and enable system restore in Windows 10. You can now recover what ever you stored in restore point in Windows 10. Moreover you can also recover old restore from previous system restore by clicking to the option known as System restore in the system properties Window and select a system restore file to make your Windows back to its previous state.

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