Windows 10 backup – how to create a recovery drive in Windows 10
Over time, more and more data accumulates on your own system. So that important documents and nice memories are not simply lost, you can create a restore point in Windows 10. With this backup in Windows 10, it is possible to restore the system to an earlier state with the corresponding data. Therefore, a restore point in Windows 10 can also be worthwhile if you have installed new software or received questionable files and want to back up. To make all this work, we will first show you the basic configuration and also how to select the restore point for resetting.
How often should you back up in Windows 10?
This clearly depends on your own preferences. If you have a lot of data and the data changes regularly, you should make a backup more often than someone who is rarely at the computer. If you work on the computer every day, a monthly update can pay off. This way, the amount of data potentially at risk is still relevant, but a month’s work can realistically be made up. Much worse would be a complete loss of data.
This way you can make the necessary settings for the restore point:
- Enter “Control Panel” in the search
- Click on “System and Security” -> “Security and Maintenance” -> “Restore
Select “Configure System Restore”
- Select the drive for which you want to set a restore point and click “Configure”
- Click “Enable computer protection” and use the slider to allocate space for restores. If more points are to be saved over time, more disk space can be made available later
- Click on “Apply”
How to create a restore point:
- Follow the first 3 steps from the configuration
- Select the desired drive and click on “Create”
- Give the backup a meaningful name (e.g. “Before installing program XY”) and select “Create”
This way you can select a restore point to reset:
- Follow the first two points from the configuration
- But now select “Open System Restore” and click on “Next”
- Search for the corresponding backup by date and with the name you assigned and select “Next”
- Click “Finish” and your system will be restored to the respective status
The configuration as well as the application of the system recovery is very self-explanatory. We hope that this little guide could help you to find the respective functions. This way, you can secure your system from time to time and prevent annoying data loss. And now, have fun using Windows 10!
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