Create system restore point

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Create system restore point

Before performing operations to modify Windows system files or perform computer-readable tricks on the Internet, or to install downloaded programs from unknown, untrusted locations, especially if you perform a change operation of the registry, it is a good idea to create a restore point. In this case, you can use Windows 11 to restore your computer to a state that still worked properly.

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Quick tip: A feature inherited from earlier versions of Windows, which is also available in the new Windows 11, is a feature that can create system restore points for recovery in the event of a system error.

Good to know:

A.) – Windows 11 is configured to automatically Create system restore point from time to time.

B.) – If it is deactivated, it must be activated manually, in order to create a restore point.

Let's begin:

Create system restore point before installing any new updates or new applications (especially if you downloaded them from an unknown source). If the installation process fails, making the system unstable, you can simply restore the system to an earlier period, when Windows was still in good working order.

The description consists of two parts: The first part is creating the system restore point, and the second part is restoring the computer from the system restore point. Follow these steps:

PART ONE: Creating a restore point:

1.) – Press the Windows -Logo + R keys on the keyboard at the same time and enter the command sysdm.cpl in the search box in the Run window that appears..

2.) – The System Properties panel opens. Here, click the System Protection button in the top menu of the window. If "Local Disk (C:) (System)" is disabled, click the Configurare... button.

System protection button

3.) – Turn on the system protection (Turn on system protection), then slightly lower, drag the slider to set the size of the system protection on the unit. In this example, 10%, but it can be more or less. Finally, click Apply and then OK to save the changes. This enabled you to enable system protection on your local drive.

Enable system protection

4.) – After you click OK, the configuration window will disappear and you will return to the previous window.

5.) – Click the Create... button in the larger window.

6.) – A small pop-up window will appear where you can name the restore point. In this example: restore-point-november-5. After entering, click Create. A few minutes and the restore point is ready.

7.) – When the completion warning window appears, click Close and finally OK in the main window.

Close button

Quick tip: If you have multiple restore points created by the system, write down the name of the new point so you know exactly from which point to restore.

PART TWO: Restoring Your Computer:

Now that you've created a system restore point (hopefully it won't be used), in the event of a system error issue, you can easily restore it to an earlier period when your computer was running without errors. Do the following:

Use the method above to open the System Properties window, click the System Protection tab, and then click the System Restore button in the window that appears, as shown below. Another window appeared. Click Next.

System Properties window

It was a good idea to write down the name when you created the restore point, now you can click on it without too much trouble (showing the system that you want to restore this point) and then click Next.

click Next

A new information window appears, asking if you really want the restoration? If so, click Finish. Another window appears. Click Yes. Ready.

Click Yes

Attention: – Programs installed after the system restore point is created will not be restored. It needs to be reinstalled again.