How to use System Restore in Windows 11

You can easily restore your Windows 11 to move your PC back to any set setting.

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Microsoft offers a useful feature called “restore system” on the Windows 11 platform to get the PC restored to a previous time. The system restores feature allows users to create restore points of settings which can be further restored at any time if the Windows PC is not working well after any app is installed or uninstalled. Restoring doesn’t affect personal files on the PC, but it only removes apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was made.

If you have faced any similar issues and your Windows 11 PC is not acting well due to installation and uninstallation of apps, we have created a guide to using the System Restore feature.

How to start System Restore in Windows 11

The feature basically is a three-step process that includes creating restore points, using system restore point and running it. We will discuss each step thoroughly with you to use the System Restore feature in Windows 11.

How to create System Restore Point in Windows 11

  1. Go to the Start menu and search “restore”. Tap on the “Create a restore point“ option to open the System Properties window.
  2. Select the “C drive” and click on “Configure“ to turn on system protection.
  3. Tap the “Turn on system protection” and then the “OK” button to enable it.
  4. Click “Create” to make a restore point. 
  5. Give a description of the restore point for identification.
  6. Click on the “Create” button to automatically start the restore point creation.

How to use System Restore Point in Windows 11

  1. Again, go to the Start menu, search for “restore”, and click on “Create a restore point” to open System Properties. 
  2. Tab the button saying “System Restore”.
  3. Click the “Next” button on the new System Restore window.
  4. You will see the name of your created restore point with the date and time. Choose it and tap on “Next”.
  5. Tap on the “Finish” button. It will restart your Windows 11 for the System Restore process.

How to run the System Restore process from Advanced Boot options

There are times when your PC won’t boot up on its own when you choose to start System Restore. In that case, you have to restore your Windows 11 PC from the boot menu. Here is how to do it.

  1. Restart your PC and as soon as the Windows loading sign appears, continuously press F2 or F8 and F12 to open the Startup recovery.
  2. Click on “Troubleshoot” among the shown options and then go to “Advanced options“. 
  3. Find and click on “System Restore”. 
  4. A new window with the name “Restore system files and settings” will open. Click on the “Next” button. 
  5. Select your restore point name and click on “Next”.
  6. You are all done after clicking on the “Finish” button.
Sachin Deo VermaSachin Deo Verma
Sachin covers technology news at Smartprix and he also has a keen interest in automobile and electric vehicles. He keenly gains knowledge from various sources to be updated with the latest tech trends. He is also a passionate Potterhead who dabbles in literature, and poetry, and loves to travel.

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