A Restore Point is a collection of important Windows files and settings stored at a specific time and place. It’s created with the help of System Restore, a free tool from Microsoft that can help you repair your lost or damaged system state by taking their "snapshot" and saving them as Restore Points.
These Restore Points include system files, updates, personalized settings, and Registry settings. In this article, we’ll go over the best ways to create a Restore Points on your PC. So let’s jump in without any further delay.
2 methods to create a Restore Point in Windows 10 or 11
In no particular order, we’ve rounded up the ways that you can create a Restore Point in your PC. But before you do that, make sure you’ve enabled the System Restore on your PC. Let’s start with the simpler method first.
1. Create a Restore Point from System Properties
System Properties is a menu on your Windows computer that lets you manage your operating system settings. To create a Restore Point from System Properties, follow the steps below:
- In the Start menu search bar, type 'create a restore point,' and select the Best match.
- From the System Properties dialog box, go to the System Protection tab, and select Create.
- Type a catchy description for your Restore Point, and click on Create > OK.
A Restore Point will be created in a few minutes. When the process is complete, you’ll get a prompt to Close. Do that and you’ll be done with Restore Point creation. If there's any future accidental loss of data or settings on your PC, you’ll always have this Restore Point to fall back upon.
2. Create a Windows 10 Restore Point from Command Prompt
We’d understand if you’re a more hands-on kind of person, and don’t want to deal with the GUI. You can always use the Windows Command Prompt, if that's the case.
To get started, open the Command Prompt with administrator privileges. From there, go to the Start menu search bar and type “command prompt.” Run the Command Prompt as an administrator from there.
When you’re on the main Command Prompt window, type this:
Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "Just a restore point", 100, 12
Here, you can replace the “Just a restore point” with your desired choice and hit Enter. A new Restore Point will be created in a few seconds.
Creating a Restore Point in Windows 10 or Windows 11
And that’s all about creating a Windows 10 or 11 Restore Point, folks! With the Windows Restore Point at your side, you can always get back your lost settings without any issues later on.
Moreover, with some tweaks in the settings you can even automate the whole restore point creation process, so you won’t have to create one yourself again and again.