How to Create a Restore Point (Backup Windows Easily)

From time to time we run into a situation where we wonder if an action we wish to execute in Windows would be safe. For this occasion, we show you how to create a restore point if you ever need to edit your Registry or make any other system changes without concern for losing your Windows installation permanently.

There are many reasons why you would want to set a restore point, the good thing is that it’s an easy way to perform a backup.

Steps to create a restore point

1. Open system properties

Press and hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and tap the ‘Pause’ key then release the Windows key.

Another way to accomplish this is to right-click on the ‘This PC’ icon on your desktop and left click on properties.

2. Left-click on Advanced system settings

click on advanced system settings

Left-click on ‘Advanced system settings’ in the left-hand column of the System Properties window.

3. Left-click on the ‘System Protection’ tab

click on system protection tab

Left-click on the ‘System Protection’ tab which is located along the top area of the System Properties window.

4. Left-click on the ‘Create’ button

left click on create

Use your mouse to left-click on the ‘Create’ button in the System Protection tab in the System Properties Window.

5. Name your restore point

type in the restore point name

In the text box presented under ‘Create a restore point’, type in the name you want for it.

6. Left-click on Create

left click on the create button

When you are happy with the name, left-click on the ‘Create’ button at the bottom of the box.

So, what happens after creating the restore point?

restore point created successfully info box

After left-clicking on the ‘Close’ button, the creation of the restore point process will be complete.

Now that you have created the restore point, it will be saved on your drive for you to be able to restore it at any stage when you need it. I hope for your sake that it’s never needed.


As you can see the creation of the restore point isn’t difficult. So it’s a very worthwhile investment of your time to ensure that you don’t lose your Windows through some change you’ve made.

In saying that, sometimes a catastrophic failure can happen without your intervention, so wouldn’t it be a good idea to create one from time to time regardless of your activity?