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    System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

    System Restore Point - Create 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
    If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you can try to refresh, reset, or restore it.

    System Restore uses a feature called system protection that regularly creates and saves information about your PC's drivers, programs, registry, system files, and settings as restore points.

    Windows automatically creates restore points just before significant system events, such as the installation of desktop apps and new Windows Updates, if the last restore point is older than seven days and if no other restore points were created in the last 24 hours. You can also create restore points manually at any time.

    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 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.



    Here's How:

    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)



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2015-03-10 #1

    '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. Joined : Oct 2013
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       2015-03-10 #2

    Hehehe. Yeah, I have fun making them.
    Last edited by Brink; 2015-03-10 at 18:25. Reason: typo
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
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       2015-03-10 #3

    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; 2015-03-11 at 07:54.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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       2015-03-10 #4

    You're most welcome Wayne.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 3
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       2015-08-03 #5

    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; 2015-10-04 at 14:20.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Uniondale, NY, USA
    Posts : 12
    Windows 7
       2015-08-04 #6

    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. Joined : Jan 2016
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    Windows 10
       2016-01-10 #7

    I am trying to create a restore point but it shows "Access denied. (0x80070005)"
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,537
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       2016-01-10 #8

    Hello Chunnuhardy,

    Is your account an administrator?

    Account Type - Determine in Windows 10
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  9. Joined : Apr 2016
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       2016-04-28 #9

    TechnoMage said: 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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