Windows 10: Creating restore points?
Creating restore points?
Is there an application, freeware or paid, that works in creating restore points in Windows 10, so if an installed application messes things up, I can restore the saved point, so Windows 10 loads as if the application was never installed in the first place, and Windows registry etc is restored to as it was BEFORE the application was installed?
You could use the built-in system restore feature in Windows to create restore points.
System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10
You can also use a shortcut below to make creating restore points on demand as needed easier.
System Restore Point shortcut - Create in Windows 10
You will be able to do a system restore if needed, and select a restore point to go back to.
System Restore Windows 10
Is Windows 10 restore points reliable? Do they work successfully all the time to restore? And do they restore everything, e.g registry etc to the state it was?
Depends on problem. Restore is always worth trying as a first option.
Best means of going back is to create regular system image backups using Macrium Reflect Free or similar. Macrium also supports differential backups ie only backs up changes since last full backup.
Agreed. Restore points is just one recovery option that's best used to undo a recent action. Keeping updated system images is the best to be able to restore the whole system if needed.
I already use Macrium Reflect, and it works great. I was just hoping a program exists that will help me do a very quick restore.
This any good for Windows 10?
Macrium can do exactly what you are asking for. When you do the restore with Macrium just make sure to use Rapid Delta Restore (a new feature introduced with v6) which makes the restore happen very quickly. I haven't tested it but it is probably faster than Windows restore point...and it is reliable.
I was reading some reports from other users, they say RDR takes 8-10 minutes just "looking for changes" before it even begins restore, so I find doing a full restore is better seeing the whole restore for me takes around 12 minutes.
Besides, I RDR is only available in the PAID version, not the freeware.
Strange! Is there any problem with the built-in system restore?
System Restore is inevitably limited to what it addresses. No way will it cover everything. Something like Rollback RX or Farstone Restoreit will, and offer fast restoration, but these are not the sort of thing everyone wants to deal with (and quite different to Macrium Reflect/Aomei Backupper/O&O DiskImage etc which are disk imaging programs providing periodic (scheduled or run by the user) snapshots of disks/partitions). (Ok, some also add backup features).
For example, the current issue with a subset of the universal apps being corrupted by a Powershell command used to re-register them all is not corrected by System Restore from what I've read. (I experienced this myself, but used my disk image to recover and proceed).
That is, the folder containing the universal apps is not protected by System Restore, apparently.
I created a restore point and at some time later, it disappears. After today's update for a security update for flash player, it's gone to be replaced by one for the update which is normal. I've been noticing this for a while.
I'm puzzled by Microsoft's decision to have System Protection off by default in Win10. Is there a downside to creating Restore Points (other than the disk space needed)?
I usually see the restore points created by windows but it isn't everyday backup, so I want to do a daily restore point backups, I went to Task Scheduler>>Windows>>System Restore, there is a task already there, I changed it to be daily at 4am, and...
...stored on my computer; the physical location (folder)?
I like to have some kind of safety net - a reinstall is always possible but dull. Restore points are one option but I like to have several options since we know that restore points are very volatile.
For the purpose I tried AOMEI OneKey which...