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How to create system restore point

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I recently updated my windows 8 into windows 10. My laptop is 3 years old and sometimes it creates problem that's why i want to create system restore point to secure my files.

May i know the methods to create system restore point and how to get back that point in future?

Thanks in advance

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This explains restore points with Windows 10: (You need to turn them on, they are off by default in Win10).

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-system-restore-windows-10

Restore points have limited functionality, they are NOT a system backup.
Windows 10 has other, better, repair tools. You can Reset, Refresh or restore a System Image.
Restore points do not save your personal files (documents.pictures, etc.), you need a backup for those.

If you are having problems then it is better to make a full 'mirror' backups of your system regularly to an external disk.

There are many backup programmes out there, Macrium Reflect is a popular one which has both free and paid for versions:
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

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Someone told me that if I make system restore point and in future my laptop will create problem, then restore the laptop at previous restore point. The laptop will behave like it was behaving at the time of making restore point.

So at present it is working fine but I can't trust on my laptop ;), That's why I want to create restore point to avoid future trouble.

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Take a read of that link that I gave you.

A system restore point can take your computer system back to a know working state if something goes wrong with the system settings.
It's better than nothing, and has it's uses but -

It will not repair any fault, it will not recover anything other than certain system files and settings.

It is only meant to get your computer working minimally again  - So that you can then do other things to repair it and/or get any lost files back.
But if your computer is not working at all then how are you going to use the restore point anyway?

Windows 10 has some built in recovery options that are better than restore point at fixing things.
eg. If your computer fails to start properly 3 times in a row then it will automatically run this special 'Recovery Environment' to allow you to repair or reinstall Windows 10.

But if the problem is a failed chip or other component , or a broken hard drive, or just a loose wire, then neither a restore point or the Recovery Environment can fix that.

If you can't trust your computer then I'll say it again - Back up your personal files onto an external disc, or a USB stick. (Do it now).
That way if it dies altogether you have not lost your important files.

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Get your system configured exactly as you like it.

Then if you have an external USB hard disk, or secondary hard disk installed in the system for backups (you should be making backups) with a large enough capacity to image your Windows OS I'd recommend making a system image using Windows 10, or a third party software such a Macrium Reflect Free, etc.

Note that using either method you'll need to also make bootable media such as a bootable USB stick or a CD/DVD disc so that you can boot the system with the recovery software. Personally I made system images using the built in Windows 10 tool, and Macrium Reflect Free.

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19 hours ago, nukecad said:

Take a read of that link that I gave you.

A system restore point can take your computer system back to a know working state if something goes wrong with the system settings.
It's better than nothing, and has it's uses but -

It will not repair any fault, it will not recover anything other than certain system files and settings.

It is only meant to get your computer working minimally again  - So that you can then do other things to repair it and/or get any lost files back.
But if your computer is not working at all then how are you going to use the restore point anyway?

Windows 10 has some built in recovery options that are better than restore point at fixing things.
eg. If your computer fails to start properly 3 times in a row then it will automatically run this special 'Recovery Environment' to allow you to repair or reinstall Windows 10.

But if the problem is a failed chip or other component , or a broken hard drive, or just a loose wire, then neither a restore point or the Recovery Environment can fix that.

If you can't trust your computer then I'll say it again - Back up your personal files onto an external disc, or a USB stick. (Do it now).
That way if it dies altogether you have not lost your important files.

Yes! I got you. That's my point. Today my computer is working fine and I want to make restore point. If in future it will create problem I would like to come to this restore point.

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14 hours ago, Andavari said:

Get your system configured exactly as you like it.

Then if you have an external USB hard disk, or secondary hard disk installed in the system for backups (you should be making backups) with a large enough capacity to image your Windows OS I'd recommend making a system image using Windows 10, or a third party software such a Macrium Reflect Free, etc.

Note that using either method you'll need to also make bootable media such as a bootable USB stick or a CD/DVD disc so that you can boot the system with the recovery software. Personally I made system images using the built in Windows 10 tool, and Macrium Reflect Free.

I agreed with your point. I regularly save my important files in external drive. My problem is my computer create problem frequently. That's why I need to make restore point, because currently it is in best stage.

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True    awsome  information   on  how  to  do  system  image   and  always  back  up  your  data

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7 hours ago, pande1122katappa said:

My problem is my computer create problem frequently.

For only having a 3 years old laptop I'd look into what the culprit of what's causing the problem, and being frequent as you've described sounds like a headache.

If it's either hardware or software I'd personally look for a real solution because to be perfectly honest with you System Restore Points will fail to fix an issue at some point - hence the reason for disk imaging your system.

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 20:59, Andavari said:

For only having a 3 years old laptop I'd look into what the culprit of what's causing the problem, and being frequent as you've described sounds like a headache.

If it's either hardware or software I'd personally look for a real solution because to be perfectly honest with you System Restore Points will fail to fix an issue at some point - hence the reason for disk imaging your system.

I think you are right. I should make disk image to ignore future problem.

Thanks for the support guys.

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System Restore Points may be useful, however do NOT rely upon them since they can commonly fail, I remember when WinXP was coming out and System Restore Points were to be the "holy grail" on a Windows computer but often they're the "holy fail".

Hence the reason to always have a relatively recent known to be good disk image to fully restore the system. Having a disk image can also help to get rid of an infection, bad update, buggy software that's been installed, etc.

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On 10/10/2018 at 18:51, Andavari said:

System Restore Points may be useful, however do NOT rely upon them since they can commonly fail, I remember when WinXP was coming out and System Restore Points were to be the "holy grail" on a Windows computer but often they're the "holy fail".

Hence the reason to always have a relatively recent known to be good disk image to fully restore the system. Having a disk image can also help to get rid of an infection, bad update, buggy software that's been installed, etc.

Totally agreed with you. I have already made a disk image of my windows. 

Thanks for the guidance

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