The Windows System Restore is a very important feature. It allows you to wind back the clock on your system. So knowing how to do a system restore on Windows 10 is going to save you from having to completely reinstall your operating system from scratch if something goes wrong.
One of our biggest tips is to always have this feature turned on and properly configured when first receiving your new computer.
Another point to remember is that any files saved remotely on a cloud storage system, won’t be affected by the changes on your computer.
Steps to Perform a System Restore
1. Open System Properties
Start by opening System Properties by pressing and holding down the ⊞ Windows key on your keyboard then tap ‘Pause’ and release the Windows key.
2. Left click on Advanced system settings
Left-click your mouse button on ‘Advanced system settings’ in the left-hand column of the System Properties window.
3. Left click on the System Protection tab
Left click on the ‘System Protection’ tab to reveal the System Restore options in the System Properties tab.
4. Left click on the System Restore button
Use your mouse to left-click on the ‘System Restore’ button.
5. Select restore point
Left-click on the restore point you wish to restore your computer to.
After left-clicking on ‘Next’ the ‘Finish’, you can confirm whether or not you want to continue with the process at the next restart. Simply click on ‘Yes’ to confirm.
Restart your computer to complete the restoration process.
This is probably one of the safest methods when looking at various backup restore methods for Windows today. Seeing as it’s a native feature built into Windows, no extra software needs to be installed for this to work.
Just be sure to check that it is enabled whenever you receive a new computer. Having those restore points handy for the future is a definite lifesaver.
If you have noticed that System Restore points are vanishing, I have written an article showing you how to deal with restore points disappearing.