System Restore allows you to ‘rewind’ your Windows installation to an earlier working state, without affecting your documents. we can create more then one Restore Point in the Windows operating system. Every Restore Points contains some necessary files and information that are used to restore the system at any specific desired state. The main advantage of System Restore Point is that undo system changes to your computer without performing any changes in your file, photos, emails and other documents. Restore Point is a very good process for when your system does not work properly.
Why and How to Enable System Restore in Windows 10
System Restore tracks software installations, driver changes, and software updates, and allows a user to revert their PC to a prior state if one of the aforementioned events causes a problem.
For example: System Restore can make a backup of a PC’s graphics card driver just before a new driver is installed. If that new driver causes an issue distorted colors, reduced resolution, or a blank screen the user can initiate a System Restore procedure that will revert Windows back to the original working graphics driver.
By default, Windows will create a record of the changes introduced by a system or software event something called a restore point — automatically as changes occur on a user’s PC.
Users also have the option of manually creating restore points at any time,
Turning System Restore on is very simple and tells Windows to create a restore point before installing any updates. That way, if a bad update messes up your system, you can roll it back right away.
Why System Restore is Important in Windows 10
It may be especially important for Windows 10 users in mission critical environments. In the lead up to the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft has revealed that most Windows 10 users will be required to apply system updates via the Windows Update service.
Microsoft has long used Windows Update to deliver security patches, bug fixes, and new features to users, and most users were strongly urged to accept the updates as they became available. But a measurable number of Windows users failed to update in a timely manner, and there was nothing Microsoft could do to force these users to upgrade.
Here’s how you can enable System Restore in Windows 10.
The easiest way to get to System Protection is via the Cortana/search box on the task bar. Just type in “System Protection” and at the top of the pop-up panel you should see Create a restore point Control panel. Click that and the System Properties window appears.Or you can navigate to this same location via Control Panel > System > System Protection.
Due to the nature of System Restore, however, most users will only need to enable it on their primary C drive to gain adequate protection. To enable System Restore in Windows 10, select your desired drive from the list and click Configure. In the new window that appears, click the option labeled Turn on system protection.
Then use the Max Usage slider to determine how much of your hard drive to use to store Restore Points 5% to 10% is usually sufficient.
With your changes made, click Apply and then OK to save your new configuration and close the window. System Restore will now be enabled for your selected drive,
If you ever need to create a restore Point manually return to this dialog box and click the Create… button, otherwise Windows 10 will create them automatically
Troubleshoot windows 10 Using system Restore
If you see windows not running properly, some applications not running properly, after install a new software / application windows not running well To fix this issues you can easily Restore your system to a specific restore point when windows running without any problem .
Whenever you want to return to a Restore Point, open the System Properties dialog box again , click the System Protection tab and then click the System Restore button.
you will see a new popup like this that tells us that you can restore the system settings.
Now to go forward click on the Next button. When you click on the Next button you will get a new window that contains all the Restore Points that were created, maybe automatically or maybe manually. This window look as in the following picture.
From here you can select the Restore Point, Now simply click on the Next button and then you will get a confirmation window to confirm that you want to do the restore of your computer.
Now when you click on the Finish button it gives you a warning message box that shows the warning that if you have started the system restore once then you cannot stop it. The warring message box looks as in like the following picture.
When you click on the Yes button it will show a warning message that your system will do the restore, during this your system will be restarted and will re-apply all
the settings that are necessary for your system. When your system restore is successful you will got a popup window as shown bellow.