Create a Restore Point on Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 creates regular restore points for your computer. What this means is that should something go wrong during an update or when installing new hardware, you’ll have a way to “restore” it to a previous time. Occasionally, you may have a reason to create a restore point on Windows 10 manually. I often do this before cleaning up a computer loaded with malware or before installing new hardware. I ALWAYS create a restore point before making changes to the Registry.

It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes. Here’s how:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar (bottom left corner of your screen), type “Create a restore point”
  2. Select “Create a Restore Point” from the list of results.
    Create a Restore Point
  3. The System Properties window will open. On the System Protection tab in System Properties, select Create.
    Create a Restore Point - Click Create
  4. Type a description for the restore point, and then select Create and then click OK.

Here’s a video I found on YouTube if you need extra guidance.