Though Microsoft has provided System Recovery and other options to recover Windows 10 from errors, System Restore is still a good way to restore your system to a good working state. But in Windows 10 system protection is disabled by default. So, in order to use the benefits of System Restore in Windows 10, you will have to enable System Protection first.
This tutorial shows you how to enable System Restore in Windows 10. For enabling System Restore in Windows 10, you have to enable System Protection for C drive i.e. the drive on which Windows 10 is installed. After you enable System Protection, Windows will automatically create Restore points whenever you make major changes to your Windows. You can even create a restore point manually.
SEE ALSO: How to Use System Restore in Windows 10?
Manually Enable System Restore in Windows 10
You don’t need anything special for enabling System Restore in Windows 10. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Open System Restore Settings
First of all, we need to open System Protection settings. For that, search for restore point on Start and click on Create a restore point from search results.
Step 2: Configure System Protection Settings
The System Properties window will open, you will be on the System Protection tab. Under Protection Settings you will see the list of disk drives on your PC and the status of Protection for each of them. If protection for C or System drive is Off, it means System Restore is not enabled. So, we can’t use System Restore in Windows 10 yet.
Usually, people install Windows on drive C. So, we are concerned about C drive or System drive only. As you can see, system protection for the C drive is turned “Off” by default. We will have to turn it on first. To turn system protection for Local Disk (C:), select C: drive and click on Configure.
Step 3: Turn On System Protection to Enable System Restore
Now, a new window will open and you will Restore Settings. Here, click on the radio button next to “Turn on system protection”. Under Disk Space Usage set how much disk space Windows will use to store Restore points. You can choose according to your requirements. We have selected 3% (1.48 GB) for test purposes. After selecting disk space, click on “Apply” and “OK”.
Finally, click on OK in System Properties to close the window.
Enable System Protection & System Restore in Windows 10
Now, you have successfully enabled System Restore for Windows 10. Going forward, Windows 10 will automatically create Restore Points whenever you install or uninstall any software from your PC or you make some big changes to your computer. You can also create Restore Points manually.
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