System Restore application is disabled by default in Windows 10. It means, no Restore points will be created automatically while you install or remove any programs from your computer. Microsoft did it to save disk space on C drive. Though Microsoft provided System Recovery and other options to recover Windows 10 from errors, but System Restore is still a good way to restore your system to good working state. This tutorial shows you how to enable System Restore in Windows 10. For enabling System Restore in Windows 10, you have to enable System Protection for C drive i.e. the drive on which Windows is installed. After you enable System Restore, Restore points will automatically be created whenever you install a software or you can create a restore point manually.
You don’t need anything special for enabling System Restore in Windows 10. Just follow these steps.
How To Manually Enable System Restore In Windows 10?
Go to Start Menu, type “create a restore point” in search box and click on the first search as shown below-
System Properties window will open, you will be on System Protection tab. Under Protection Settings you will see the list of disk drives on your PC and status of Protection. What matters to us most is drive C: (System Drive). You see system protection is turned “off” by default, you have to turn it on first. To turn system protection for local disk C:, select C: drive and click on “Configure“.
Now, a new window will open and you will Restore Settings. Click on the radio button next to “Turn on system protection”. Under Disk Space Usage set how much space should be used to store Restore points. You can choose according to your requirements, 2% is enough. After selecting space, click on “Apply” and “OK”.
Finally click on OK in System Properties to close the window.
Now, you have successfully enabled System Restore for Windows 10. Restore Points will be created automatically whenever you install or uninstall any software from your PC or you make some big changes to your computer. You can also create Restore Points manually.
See also: How to use System Restore in Windows 8/8.1?
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