How to use windows 10 system restore to recover from a crash

System restore have been around on windows since the Windows 7 era and is basically a saved checkpoint on the system you can go back to when problem arises. Be it an installation issue, driver issues or a system crash. You can always go back to the pre-saved restore point when situation warrants ut. Which means you must have previously saved or automatically set your system to do so has it is turned off by default. Hence, we are going to discuss first how to go about creating a restore point.

Creating a restore point

When you talk about back-up on windows without using third-party apps on your Windows 10. You’ve got the System Image and restore point as one of the means to do so.  The latter is our focus here and it can be created following simple steps.

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Open the ‘Control Panel’ and click on ‘Recovery’.  This brings you to the page where you will see ‘Configure System Restore’ which you click on. You can also get here by searching ‘restore point’ or ‘Create a restore point’  in you start menu.

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Next,you would turn the system restore (system protection) configuration on by clicking on the configure button. This is after you must have selected the main disk.  The next tab shows you the page where you click ‘Turn on system restore/protection’. You can also adjust the space allocated for system restore (system protection). After this is done you then click ‘OK’ and you can go ahead to select ‘create’.

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You can be rest assured that your PC will automatically update its restore point before any major upgrade. However, you can manually set the backup yourself before any changes you think might cause an issue.

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In case of a crash…..

You press F11 to enter into the recovery mood when the system is just booting up. Doing this takes you to a blue screen where you’ll find the ‘system restore’ option. Choose a user account and type in the password then click on ‘Next’. It’ll take to where you will have to select the restore point that best suit you thereby undoing the changes that made you computer unable to start. You will then click on ‘Next’ or you could decide to scan for affected programs. In order to know the apps you’ll lose because they were installed after the restore point. Confirm the warning prompt and wait for the restore to complete which will then cause your system to restart.

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Once the system finish rebooting, you would see a message on your desktop that says ‘system restore completed successfully’ and you’re good to go.



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