Even in Windows 11, you can use the function “System Restore” from before. Depending on the PC, system restore is not enabled in the default settings of BTO PCs, self-made PCs, or clean installed Windows 11, so you need to manually set it up to use system restore. . This page introduces system restore settings, restore point creation and restore methods. Please see the following page for how to automatically back up folders at set time intervals in Windows 11.
How to use Windows 11 System Restore
Right-click the start button and click “System” in the menu.
After the system version information is displayed, click “Protect your system” in the related links.
Operations related to system restore are performed from this screen.
Enabling and Configuring System Restore
1. Enable System Restore
Select the disk to enable restore. Select Local Disk (C:) (System) where Windows 11 is installed and click Configure . .
Only one disk can be selected. If you want to include other disks such as (D:), you can add them later.When the settings screen appears, click “Turn on system protection”.
2. Allocate disk space for system restore
- Set the capacity of System Restore by clicking and holding the “Maximum Usage” slide bar.
- Allocate at least 10% of the disk space, depending on your environment.
Backups (restore points) for system restore are automatically created irregularly. The more space you allocate, the more backups you can keep, such as ・October 20, 2021 ・October 26, 2021. Also, the backup capacity can be increased or decreased later. A restore point in System Restore does not back up the entire state of your computer. It’s just the core of the system.Completing system restore settings
Click OK when you have completed the settings, and if the display of protection is “enabled”, you have enabled and configured system restore.
Create a restore point (backup)
2. When the “Create a restore point” screen appears, enter the date and any name you like and click “Create”.
- Wait until the current system restore point is created.
- If “Restore point created successfully” is displayed, it is completed. Click Close.
Check the created restore point
1. Click System Restore on the System Restore settings screen.
2. When “Restore system files and settings” is displayed, click “Next” to display the restore point selection screen.
- If the name of the created restore point is displayed in “Description” in the restore point list display box, it has been created successfully.
- The type says “Manual” because I created it manually. The one created automatically is displayed as “System”.
This completes the confirmation of the restore point. Click Cancel to close the screen.
2. When “Restore system files and settings” is displayed, click “Next”.
3. When the list of restore points appears, select the desired point by date and description and click “Next”.
Detect Affected Programs
Select a restore point and click Detect Affected Programs to see the apps and drivers installed after the selected point and check if they will be removed.
Nothing is displayed if there is no effect.4. When the restore point confirmation screen appears, check the restore point and click “Finish” if there are no errors.
5. When prompted to confirm system restore, click Yes.
If you click “Yes”, the restoration will start immediately and cannot be canceled.
6. After the computer restarts, the restoration of the system, settings, registry, etc. will start, but depending on the PC environment, it may take a long time, but the power will not be turned off during the restoration. please
System restore completed
- After the restore is finished, reboot.
- If you sign in and see “System restore completed successfully….”, the restore was successful.
- Click “Close” to complete the system restore.