If something goes wrong with your Windows 10 computer, due to a new app installation or a recent driver upgrade, simply trying to uninstall or roll back the driver doesn’t always work. That’s where Windows 10 System Restore comes in, as it essentially lets you jump back to a previous time when Windows was working just fine. Before you use the feature, you should know how it impacts your computer. Since Windows 10 System Restore doesn’t make a backup of your personal documents, restoring your system won’t change any of them. Instead, it keeps a track of all the apps you had, so once you choose a point, any apps that were installed after that will be gone, and the uninstalled ones will come back. By default, the Windows 10 System Restore option is only turned on for your primary drive, which contains all the necessary Windows files.
How to Set Up System Restore On Windows 10
- Hit Start, and type in “restore”.
- Choose Create a restore point.
- In the System Protection tab, under Protection Settings, you’ll see a list of available drives on your computer, with an On or Off label next to them.
- Choose the appropriate drive, and click Configure.
- Select Turn on system protection to enable System Restore. It should be on by default for C:.
On the same dialog box, adjust the Max Usage slider as you prefer.
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