How To Activate Windows 10/8/7 Create A System Restore Point- Best In 2021

How To Activate Windows 10?

System Restore Point can be a powerful solution to solve various problems in Windows without having to reinstall.

A System Restore point can restore Windows to a healthy state by rolling back to a backed-up version, so any errors you are experiencing will be gone.

All versions of Windows starting with Windows 7, 8, and 10 have this feature, but it is disabled by default. In order to use it, we have to activate it first.

In this post, Winpreso will show you the steps on how to activate and create a System Restore Point in Windows.

Note!

Before creating a System Restore Point you must make sure the computer is healthy and there are no errors. Creating a Restore Point must be done when the computer is in the best condition because later we will roll back to this condition when an error occurs which is difficult to resolve.

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 10 and 8

1. Open Control Panel > System > System Protection

The first step is to enter the Control Panel, then find and click the menu named System. After that on the left panel click on the menu System Protection.

System Protection option
2. See whether the System Restore Point has been activated or not

We will enter the System Properties window, on the System Protection tab, look at the Protection Settings section.

There you will see a list of drives on the computer along with a description of whether the Protection (System Restore Point) is active or not.

System drive

When it is active, the caption is On, if it is not active then the caption is Off.

3. Activate the System Restore Point

If the information is Off then we need to activate it first.

The trick is to click on the C drive> click the Configure button under the drive list.

A new window will open, to activate the System Restore Point, click/check the Turn on system protection option.

Then on the Disk Space Usage menu, specify how much drive capacity you want to use. There is no set standard for how much, just use it sparingly.

Disk Space Usage menu
After that click the OK button. At this point, we have successfully activated a System Restore Point in Windows 10 or Windows 8.

4. Create a new restore point

Next, we will create a new restore point.

Still, in the same window, click on the Create button> name it Restore Point> then click the Create button.

Create a new restore pointWait for the process to complete.

5. Check the restore points that have been created

After successfully creating a Restore Point, we can check it via the System Restore button in the System Properties> System Protection window.

restore point

There you will see a list of Restore Points that have been created, this is what we will later use to roll back Windows if an error occurs.

How to create a System Restore Point in Windows 7

1. Right-click Computer> Properties

The first step we have to enter Windows 7 System Properties. You can do this by right-clicking on the computer icon in Windows Explorer> select Properties.

2. Select System Protection

Look in the left panel of the System Properties menu, locate and click the menu called System Protection.

3. See whether the System Restore Point has been activated or not

There you will see a list of the drives that are in your Windows 7, see if the description is On or Off. If the information is Off, it means that the System Restore Point has not been activated.

4. Activate the System Restore Point

We must activate the System Restore Point in Windows 7 first before using this feature. You do this by clicking on the C drive then select Configure.

Check Turn on system protection> specify how much Disk usage> then click OK.

5. Create a new restore point

Then you can create a new restore point. The trick is to click on the C drive then click the Create button.

Fill in the name of the Restore Point that will be created, give it a name that is easy to remember, I usually name it with the name of the month and year of manufacture. After that click the Create button.

Create a new restore point

Wait for the process to complete.

After the Restore Point in Windows 7 has been successfully created, we can check it by pressing the Restore Point button in the System Protection window. There you will see a list of existing Restore Points ready for use when needed later.

That’s how to activate and create a System Restore Point in Windows 10, 8, and 7. Easy isn’t it? If you find it difficult, don’t hesitate to comment below.

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