How To Use System Restore on Windows 10

Windows 10 has come to stay and we love it. To a large extent, Windows 10 is a reliable system, but just as expected there are a few times when things do not always go right.

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You just might have installed an app or something which you really cannot tell might have occurred and your system is now suffering from frequent crashes and slowdowns, and you really wish to return your windows 10 system to a few days ago when everything worked just fine.

Is that you? I have good news for you. Windows 10 has a feature that permits such, it is popularly known as ‘System Restore’; we’ll be showing you how you can use this feature to salvage your situation.

How To Turn On System Restore Option on Windows 10

System Restore is a savior feature; but there is a chance that you never did turn it on at all. If this is the case, there will be no restore points from which windows would restore your system.

To ensure that your system restore feature is enabled, go to File Explorer, right click on This PC and select Properties > System protection > Configure, and set how much of your hard drive you want to allocate to System Restore. With this done, you can be sure that you can always use system restore whenever you have a problem with your Windows 10 PC in the future.

How to Use System Restore from Settings

The easiest method to get to restore your system is through the Settings menu. You’ll have to open the Start Menu and type Control Panel. From the Control Panel, search for Recovery, and then navigate to Recovery > Open System restore > Next.

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A list of restore points will be displayed. From the list of restore points displayed, choose the one most appropriate to you then select Next > Finish and Windows will restore that saved version of your system.

How to use System Restore from the Power options

There is an alternative method to restore your system. Open the Start Menu, then while holding down the shift key click on Power > Restart. A blue screen will be displayed with three options (Continue, Troubleshoot and Turn off your PC), Click Troubleshoot to begin the process.

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In the Troubleshoot menu you’ll further be presented with two options (Reset this PC and Advanced Options) – choose Advanced Options. Several options would be displayed on your screen, out of the choices presented to you, select System Restore.

After setting up the restore process, you’ll be prompted to select an account. Select the relevant account and provide the password details. Next you’ll be taken to a list of all the System Restore points you have on your system, select the one that you want, click the Scan for affected programs option if you want to check and know which apps will be affected, then click Next > Finish and confirm that you want to restore this backup. Windows will now complete the process, reboot your system.

Are you having any difficulties restoring your system? We’ll love to be of help to you. Just drop a comment in the box and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible.


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