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Create a restore point in Windows 11

 Create a restore point in Windows 11

Create a restore point in Windows 11

  Creating a restore point in Windows 11 is one of those basic tutorials that you must know about the latest Microsoft operating system.  This procedure goes back several generations within the environments developed by the people in Redmond, and can be very useful, for example, when performing delicate actions, such as restoring the factory settings of Windows 11.

  In this sense, we want to show you the details of the steps that you will have to follow in these circumstances, thus creating a restore point, the name given to the last instance in which all system configurations were stored, in order to get back to that place or time in case something goes wrong.

  Now that you are clear why this is a very important trick, and you have confirmed that it is still available in the Windows 11 upgrade, let's see how to do it step by step, so that there are no doubts.

  Why should you create restore points?

  As we said before, from time to time it is necessary to take the trouble to create system restore points, bearing in mind that if something fails, you can always go back there and restart your computer without significant losses.

  The drawback that we will find in this regard in Windows 11 is that, by default, the creation of restore points is disabled, so before we proceed with them, we will have to activate it.

  To enable this function, you have to press the Windows key or click on the start button, type "restore point", press Enter, or click on the first result that will appear in the list.

  The System Properties window will open automatically, and you should look for the System Protection tab.  Go to Configure, which will mark it as it has a specific button, and establish the amount of disk space available for your backups, where you will see an amount originally set by Windows 11.

  If you have a lot of disk space, we recommend that you be generous and expand it, or reduce it if you think the space allocated by Windows might cause problems.  Anyway, your calculations are usually correct.

  Moreover, the really essential thing is to leave the System Restore function enabled.


Create a restore point in Windows 11

  Create a restore point in Windows 11 step by step

  Now that you have enabled System Restore on your Windows 11 PC, we are ready to create a restore point.  Click the Create button and follow the on-screen instructions.

  Usually, the first thing you need to do is enter a name for the restore point.  This will give you an accurate idea of ​​the state of your computer when you do this.  For example, "Office was installed successfully".

  When you assign a name to it, you have to click on the Create button.  The progress bar will show you how the process is progressing.  It will have an estimated delay of several minutes, given the point size.

  When this process is finished, you will see a message that the restore point has been created successfully, this means that if something bad happens to your computer, you will not lose anything you saved.