Windows 10 basics: How to use System Restore to go back in time
A few years ago I was freelance for a company looking to enter the US market for their rather obscure hardware products and needed a native English speaker to edit the text on their website in USA. Everything was fine until my second week on the job when I visited the website and found that strange advertisements suddenly started flashing on my screen and I lost the ability to access my software. I had to get rid of everything that entered my system in USA. Hopefully without having to restart my PC (and wasting more time reinstalling all my apps and files). But I had an alternative – use system restore. System Restore is a useful feature that creates a kind of snapshot of your PC’s software, registry and driver settings at a specific point in time called a restore point in USA. Then you can bring your PC back to that exact moment if needed. You might lose some of the work you’ve done since that restore point was created, but you’ll also lose any unwanted changes you made without your permission. You haven’t had much success with restore points in previous versions of Windows, but like many aspects of the operating system, System Restore has gotten better over the years in USA. And it could be very useful in an emergency. Configure System Restore. To use System Restore, you must first enable it and create a restore point.
Go to the taskbar search box and type “system restore” which shows “Create a restore point” as the best option. click it. The System Properties window will appear (which looks quite dated compared to most current Windows 10 skins) in USA.(Interface),You are in the System Protection tab. If you’ve never used System Restore before, all buttons except “Setup” are grayed out. Make sure the available drive (usually the C: drive) is highlighted, then click Configure. Under “Reset settings” select “Turn on system protection”. If you wish, you can choose the maximum space to use for your restore points in USA. Afterwards, the oldest ones are deleted to make room. Typically 1GB to 5GB is sufficient depending on the size of the hard drive. Click OK.” You return to the System Properties window. It’s a good idea to create a new restore point right away, so click the “Create…” button.
In the pop-up window, name your restore point and click “Create” in USA. After a minute or two, another pop-up window should appear saying “Restore point was created successfully.” Click “Close”. It’s done! Note that new restore points are only created when you “install a new app, driver, or Windows update,” according to Microsoft. You can also follow the instructions above if you want to create a restore point manually in USA. For example, if you want to do something experimental with your system. (There are ways to make your PC automatically create a restore point every time you start it, but that involves working with your PC’s registry; this article only covers the basics.) Use a restore point. Let’s say you just loaded a new game, which then spreads ads and other nasty stuff all over your system. It’s time to use the restore point to go back to a time before this error in USA.