How To Enable System Restore In Windows 10

Though Microsoft has 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. But in Windows 10 system protection is disabled by default. So, in order to use the benefits of System Restore in Windows 10, you will have to enable System Protection first.

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 10 is installed. After you enable System Protection, Restore points will be created automatically whenever you install a software. You can even create a restore point manually.

How To Manually Enable System Restore In Windows 10?

You don’t need anything special for enabling System Restore in Windows 10. Just follow these steps.

Step 1

Go to Start Menu, type “create a restore point” in search box and click on the first search as shown below-

Step 2

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 for each of them. Windows is mostly installed on drive C, so, we are concerned about C drive or Windows drive only. You see system protection for C drive 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“.

Step 3

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?

Should you face a problem, feel free to comment below.

About Aslam Khan

Hi there, I am a blogger, engineer and a computer geek. I love kittens. I spend some of my time blogging besides full time job as Senior Windows Administrator. I like to learn new things.

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