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In this article we will see how to make & System Restore Point, Restore Computer a good restore point & Cancel System Restore changes in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Windows also creates a system restore point when it detects a major change in your system – for example, when you install Windows updates, drivers, or sometimes software.
These restore points represent a backed up state of your computer’s system files and registry settings. If at any time you feel the need to undo some changes, or if your Windows is not working properly, you can reset your system to a’good’ previous recovery point.
System recovery uses a function called System Protection. This is a Windows function that regularly creates and stores information about your computer’s system files, registry settings, and previous versions of files. System recovery affects Windows system files, installed programs, registry settings, script changes, batch files, and other executable types, but not personal files.
Create a system restore point
As mentioned above, Windows automatically creates restore points. To create a system restore point manually, open the Control Panel and type System Restore into the search box.
Click Create a restore point . The System Properties field opens.
Click Create. The System Protection Box is required for a name.
I chose the name TWC here. Click Create to see the message Create a restore point.
When the operation is complete, you will see a message The restore point has been successfully created.
Click Close, you can restore your computer to this or any other system restore point.
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This article shows you how to automatically create a system restore point at boot time.
Restoring Windows computers with System Restore
If something goes wrong and you want to reset your Windows PC to a’good’ point, you can do it as follows. In the System Properties box, click System Restore.
Alternatively, you can open the Run field, type .exe, and press Enter to open System Restore.
System recovery opens.
Select a restore point to which you want to restore your computer and click Next.
Verify and confirm information. Click Finish.
You will be asked to confirm. Click Yes to start the process.
(1), you see the following message confirming that your computer has been successfully restored.
If, for any reason, the computer cannot be successfully restored, you should not see this message in system recovery operation. See this when you see that your system restore points have been deleted or are being lost.
Cancel System Restore
If you do not like the changes you made after your computer was restored, you can cancel the changes. To do this, open System Restore > Click Cancel System Restore > Next > Make your choice and click Finish.
Search for affected programs
If you click the Search for affected programs link , you will be listed the programs and files that can be affected if you restore your computer using System Restore or if you cancel System Restore.
If you want to manage your Windows system recovery points and customize options, you can consult our free system recovery manager. With this tool, you can even select a drive and change the maximum amount of disk space to use, use system recovery, change the system recovery interval, change the recovery time to Live, and more!
These locations may interest you:
- How to create a system image under Windows
- How to leave a system recovery disk under Windows
- How to create a system repair disk under Windows.