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How To Create a Restore Point in Windows 11 [All Methods]


A restore point in Windows is a snapshot of the system that the operating system stores in a hidden folder on your computer’s hard drive. The function of restore points is to make it possible for you to revert your computer to a previous state if anything goes wrong or you make an error while installing a new program.

It seems that your version of Windows has become unstable due to some misconfigurations or you keep customizing the Windows settings and need to restore your Windows to a previous stable version.

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to create a system restore point in Windows 11:


Restore points should be created to prevent any irrevocable modifications to the operating system. This is typically done when you want to make changes to your Windows settings but aren’t sure if they’ll have a negative impact on your machine.

There are times when you should not establish a restore point, such as before installing new drivers or software from a source you are unfamiliar with. If they’re needed, restore points may be quite valuable, but they should only be utilized when the advantages exceed the hazards.

In case your computer gets hacked, you can restore the previous version of Windows using restore point and


Step #1: In the Start menu, search for “Create a Restore Point” and open it.

'create a restore point' icon in windows
‘Create a restore point’ Icon

Step #2: Select the System Protection tab from the top bar, choose the drive for which you want to enable restore point and select the “Configure” button.

configure settings to enable restore point in windows
“Configure” button

Step #3: Check the “Turn on system protection” option and drag the max usage slider to allot maximum disk usage space to the restore points. Click the “Apply” button to save the settings.

check the system protection option and click the apply button
“System Protection” option

Step #1: In the Start menu, search for “Create a Restore Point” and open it.

Step #2: In the System Protection tab from the top bar and select the “Create” button.

click the "create" button in system protection tab
“Create” button

Step #3: Name the restore point and click the create button.

naming the restore point
Name the Restore Point
creating restore point on windows 11
Creating restore point
restore point created successfully in windows 11
Restore Point created successfully

Step #1: Open the Command Prompt from the Start menu as an administrator.

Step #2: Copy and Paste the following command and press the enter key to execute it:

Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint “Restore-Point-Name”, 100, 12

command to create a restore point in windows using command prompt
Command to create a restore point using CMD
executing command to create a restore point in windows using cmd
Executing command to create a restore point

Note: Make sure to change “Restore-Point-Name” with the name you prefer to give the newly created restore point.


Step #1: Right-click on the desktop and add a new shortcut.

Step #2: Copy and paste the following command in the Shortcut Target section and click the “Next” button:

PowerShell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command “& {Start-Process PowerShell -ArgumentList ‘-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -NoExit -Command “Checkpoint-Computer -Description “MyRestorePoint” -RestorePointType “MODIFY_SETTINGS”; ” ‘ ” -Verb RunAs}”

command to create restore point using PowerShell
Command to create Restore Point using PowerShell

Step #3: Double-click the file and the command will be executed in the PowerShell.

rename the file
Rename the File

Note: If you try to create a new restore point after you’ve previously done so within 24 hours, you’ll get an error indicating a warning message.

cannot create restore point
Cannot create a restore point

Step #1: Right-click on the desktop and create a new text document.

notepad app icon in windows 11
Notepad App Icon

Step #2: Copy and Paste the following Visual Basic Script in the text document/notepad:

If WScript.Arguments.Count = 0 Then
Set objShell = CreateObject(“Shell.Application”)
objShell.ShellExecute “wscript.exe”, Chr(34) & WScript.ScriptFullName & Chr(34) & ” Run”, , “runas”, 1
Else
GetObject(“winmgmts:\\.\root\default:Systemrestore”).CreateRestorePoint InputBox(“Restore Point Name :”,”Restore Point | TheCategorizer.com”), 0, 100
End If

vb script to create a restore point in windows
VBScript to create a Restore Point

Step #3: Save and close the text document and change its extension from File-Name.txt to File-Name.vbs

change the file extension from txt to vbs
.txt to .vbs

Step #4: Run the Script, name the restore point and click the “OK” button and the restore point will be created.

name the restore point and click the ok button to create restore point
Name the Restore Point

Step #1: In the Start menu, search for “Create a Restore Point” and open it.

Step #2: In the System Protection tab from the top bar and select the “System Restore” button.

Step #3: The “Recommended restore” recovers the restore point on your computer suggested by Windows. To choose a restore point manually, select the “Choose a different restore point”.

Step #4: Click the “Next” button to initiate the recovery process.


Next Steps

We’ve covered how to create a restore point in Windows 11.

Creating a restore point is an important part of running your computer. It’s especially useful if you are experiencing problems with your copy of Windows or are about to make changes to the operating system that you’re not sure about. Also, if malware enters your computer, you can use a restore point to install the previous stable version of Windows.

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