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    Create System Restore Point in Windows 10

    How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10
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    How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10

    information   Information
    System protection (if turned on) is a feature that allows you to perform a system restore that takes your PC back to an earlier point in time, called a system restore point. This can be handy if your PC isn't working well and you recently installed an app, driver, or update.

    Each restore point contains the necessary information needed to restore the system to the chosen state. Restore points are automatically generated when you install a new app, driver, or Windows update, and generated when you create a restore point manually. Restoring won’t affect your personal files in your %UserProfile% folder, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was created.

    This tutorial will show how to create a restore point manually at any time in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to create a restore point.
    Note   Note
    When you create a restore point, it will create a restore point for all drives that you have system protection turned on.

    If you have Windows booted in Safe Mode, then you will not be able to create a restore point.

    Restore points are not meant to take the place of backups and system images. Instead it is only an extra method of recovery to have handy as needed. Be sure to always keep updated backups and system images to be safe.

    Restore points are stored in the hidden protected OS System Volume Information folder in the root directory of each drive you have system protection turned on.

    Restore points are saved until the disk space System Restore reserves is filled up. As new restore points are created afterwards, old ones are automatically deleted.

    If you turn off system protection (the feature that creates restore points) on a disk, all restore points are deleted from that disk.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Create a System Restore Point in Control Panel
    • Option Two: To Create a System Restore Point in PowerShell





    Create System Restore Point in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create System Restore Point in Windows 10
    To Create a System Restore Point in Control Panel

    1. Do step 2, step 3, or step 4 below for how you would like to open System.

    2. Open the Win+X Power User Tasks Menu, click/tap on System, and go to step 5 below.

    3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the System icon, and go to step 5 below.

    4. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Recovery icon, click/tap on the Configure System Restore link, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on the System protection link on the left side. (see screenshot below)

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    6. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes.

    7. Make sure that you have system protection turned on for all drives that you want included in the restore point.

    8. When ready to create a restore point, click/tap on the Create button. (see screenshot below)

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    9. Type a description you want to help you identify the restore point. The current date and time are added automatically. Click/tap on Create when finished. (see screenshot below)

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    10. Windows System Protection will now create a restore point. (see screenshot below)

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    11. When successfully created, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

    12. You can now close the System Properties window if you like. (see screenshot below step 8)






    Create System Restore Point in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create System Restore Point in Windows 10
    To Create a System Restore Point in PowerShell

    Note   Note
    To see more usage options for the Checkpoint-Computer command in PowerShell, see: Checkpoint-Computer - MSDN Library

    By default, you will only be able to create a system restore point once every 1440 minutes (24 hours) using this option unless you change the SystemRestorePointCreationFrequency DWORD to how often you want instead. 0 minutes will allow you to always be able to create a system restore point without any time limit.
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    1. Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2. Enter the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    Checkpoint-Computer -Description "Your Description" -RestorePointType "Type"

    Note   Note
    Substitute Your Description in the command above with any description (ex: "MyRestorePoint") you want for the system restore point.

    Substitute Type in the command above with a parameter in the table below that best specifies the type of restore point.

    Parameter to use in command Type
    APPLICATION_INSTALL Install
    APPLICATION_UNINSTALL Uninstall
    DEVICE_DRIVER_INSTALL Install
    MODIFY_SETTINGS System

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    3. When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell window if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    10 Mar 2015 #1
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    'Jeez Louise' Shawn, you're a busy man!
    I'm gonna hafta make a tutorial on 'How to Slow Down Makin Tutorials' just so you can have a rest!

    Keep up the good work my friend!
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  2.    10 Mar 2015 #2
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    Hehehe. Yeah, I have fun making them.
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Mar 2015 at 18:25. Reason: typo
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  3.    10 Mar 2015 #3
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    I've installed the script to 'force a new restore point', for windows 10, into my "Startup" folder and it's working great!
    I get a new Restore Point every time I boot up the PC. (without any user intervention)

    That's one of those things that a person should not have to even think about, like electricity, or the morning paper arriving at your door every morning. It just happens and when you need it..... it's there!

    I screw things up and need a fresh restore point so often that I even put a shortcut to "Restore" on my desktop.


    Thank you Shawn!

    Last edited by TechnoMage; 11 Mar 2015 at 07:54.
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  4.    10 Mar 2015 #4
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    You're most welcome Wayne.
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #5
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    many

    for in cmd scripts:

    Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "%DATE%", 100, 7

    for only ashadow copy you can use

    Wmic.exe shadowcopy call create ClientAccessible,"C:\"

    Cheers
    Last edited by tweakradje; 04 Oct 2015 at 14:20.
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  6.    04 Aug 2015 #6
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    For anyone who is interested, the run command for system restore is "rstrui" and for System Properties (Protection) is "systempropertiesprotection"
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  7.    10 Jan 2016 #7
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    I am trying to create a restore point but it shows "Access denied. (0x80070005)"
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  8.    10 Jan 2016 #8
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    Hello Chunnuhardy,

    Is your account an administrator?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    28 Apr 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    I've installed the script to 'force a new restore point', for windows 10, into my "Startup" folder and it's working great!
    I get a new Restore Point every time I boot up the PC. (without any user intervention)

    That's one of those things that a person should not have to even think about, like electricity, or the morning paper arriving at your door every morning. It just happens and when you need it..... it's there!

    I screw things up and need a fresh restore point so often that I even put a shortcut to "Restore" on my desktop.


    Thank you Shawn!

    I want a new Restore Point every time I boot up the PC. You say you've installed the script to 'force a new restore point', for windows 10, into your "Startup" folder and it's working great! That's wonderful. Now, I want that to work for me. Can you be more explicit. I'm pretty/very savvy on computers so if you give me a step by step procedure I won't have any problem. What is the script to 'force a new restore point'? Is that a cmd script? Do I copy that to a notepad text document and give it a particular extension? Then how do I put it into my/a startup folder. Give me a little more directions. Thank you.
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