How To Create System Restore Point Manually In Windows 10

System Restore Points are very important for restoring the system to previous good and working configuration. If your system crashed for some reasons, you can “restore it to a previous good working state” by using System Restore utility.

This tutorial shows, how to turn on System Protection and how to create a Restore point in Windows 10. Same tutorial can be used for  Windows 7, 8/8.1 as well. In Windows 10 System Restore is not enabled by default, you have to turn it on manually.

How To Manually Create System Restore Point In Windows 10?

Step 1

Click on Start button start-button and type “create restore point“, and click on first search result.


Step 2

System Properties window will open, you will see the list of available disk drives and whether System Protection is turned on or not. What matters to us most is drive C: (System Drive). If you see system protection is turned “off”, you have to turn it on first. To turn system protection ON for local disk C:, select C: drive and click on “Configure“.


Now, a new window will open and you will see options related to protection settings. First click on the radio button next to “Turn on system protection” and then set how much space can be used to store Restore points. You can choose according to your requirements, 2-5% space is enough. After selecting space, click on “Apply” and “OK” to enable System Protection in Windows 10.


Step 3

You have successfully turned the System Protection on for local disk (C:). Now it’s time to create a Restore point.

Remember, you can create Restore points only for the drives which have system protection turned on.

Select Local Disk (C:) and then click on “Create“.


Enter name for this restore point and click on “Create“.


Step 4

Windows will start creating a Restore point


Once Restore point creation is complete, you will see a success message. Close the message and other windows. Your Restore point has been created successfully.


Now you can restore your system using this Restore point. We recommended you to “create Restore points for your Windows 10” regularly. If your system runs into problem, you can restore it to a recently created restore point. If you get stuck, feel free to comment.

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  1. Bhaskar Dhiman

    It worked for me thanks.

  2. Wow! never thought windows will be so cunning… not enabling system restore by default.

  3. Amazing tutorial. Best explained as tagline: HELLPC.NET – Tutorials, the Best Way!
    LOVE IT!!!

  4. Thanks its working!

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