How to Create a Restore Point Manually in Windows 10 and 11

System Restore Points are very important for restoring your Windows PC to good and working condition. If your system crashed for some reasons, you can easily restore it to working state using System Restore utility. Windows 11 or 10 automatically creates restore points if System Protection is on. However, you can also create a restore point manually.

So, first thing you should check for is System Protection status. If it is OFF for your Windows 11 or 10’s system drive, you should turn it on first. After that system will automatically create restore points whenever major changes are made to system. Besides, automatic restore points, you will also have option to create restore points manually.

SEE ALSO: How to use System Restore in Windows 10 or 11?

Manually Create System Restore Point in Windows 10 or 11

So, in this tutorial, we will show you how to create a Restore point in Windows 11 and 10. You can also use this tutorial for Windows 7, 8/8.1 as well. Let’s get going with the steps.

Step 1: Open System Protection Settings

First of all, search for “create restore point” on Start in Windows 11 or 10. After that click Create a Restore Point from search results.

Search Create Restore Point In Windows Search And Click Create A Restore Point Link
Search and open Create a Restore Point

Step 2: Click Create to Start Creating Restore Point

Now, you will have System Properties window open on System Protection tab. Here, you can see current status of System Protection. You can also start System Restore from here. So, if System Protection is turned on, you can start creating a restore point manually.

Click on Create… button below Protection Settings to start restore point wizard.

Click Create Button To Manually Create A Restore Point In Windows 11 And 10
Click Create to manually create a Restore Point

NOTE: Make sure to turn on System Protection for the system drive of your Windows 11 or 10. This will prevent future troubles for you.

Step 3: Type a Name and click Create

We are almost there. Now, type a name for this restore point. You can type any name of your choice to recognize it later. Date and time will be added to it automatically. After that click Create to continue.

Type A Name For Your Restore Point And Click Create
Type a name for Restore Point and click Create

Windows 10 or 11 will start creating a Restore point. It may take some time depending upon the size of the drive and configuration of your system. Once restore point is creation is complete, you will see a success message.

System Restore Point Created Successfully Click Close
System Restore Point Created Successfully Click Close

Your Restore point has been created successfully. Now, you can close the message and also close System Properties window.

Create a Restore Point Manually to Restore your PC when Needed

Now you can restore your system using this Restore point. You should create Restore points for your Windows 10 or 11 regularly. We highly recommend you to create a restore point before making any major changes to your PC. So, if your PC runs into problems, you can restore it using recently created restore point. 

You can also enable automatic creation of restore points using Group Policy. If you get stuck somewhere, feel free to comment down below. Hope you liked this tutorial. We suggest you to subscribe to our newsletter to get latest tutorials directly into your inbox.

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