How to Use System Restore in Windows 11 (2022)

Windows 11 comes with an excellent System Restore feature that lets you rewind your PC’s time and restore your data and settings in case something goes wrong. For example, if you uninstalled some programs from Windows 11 and your PC is acting up because you mistakenly deleted some system apps, you can easily restore your PC to a working state. Or after changing the Hosts file in Windows 11, if the Internet stops working, you can use System Restore in Windows 11 to revert your computer to an earlier date. In all these scenarios, the “System Restore” feature works miraculously well to restore your Windows 11 PC to a working state. And in this article, we bring you a detailed guide on how to create a restore point and use System Restore in Windows 11.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 (2022)

In this article, we have included a three-step process to create and use restore point in Windows 11. Even if your PC won’t start, you can still access System Restore and switch to a backup from Windows 11. an earlier date. Expand the table below and skip to an appropriate section.

How to Create a System Restore Point in Windows 11

Before making any system-wide changes, such as unblocking Windows 11 or applying registry hacks in Windows 11, remember to create a restore point to protect your data. If your PC crashes or crashes, you can use Windows 11’s System Restore feature to restore the PC to an earlier date. Here’s how to create a restore point in Windows 11.

1. Press the Windows key and type “restore“. From the search results, click on “Create a restore point“. This will instantly open the System Properties window.

Create a restore point in Windows 11

2. Next, you need to enable system protection before creating a restore point. To do this, select the “C” drive and click “Configure“.

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3. Here, enable “Enable system protection” and click “OK”.

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4. Now click on “Create” to make a restore point on Windows 11.

Create a restore point in Windows 11

5. Name the restore point. The date and time are added automatically, so it is recommended to mention the reason for creating the restore point. For example, I want to unlock my Windows 11 PC to improve its performance, so I added “deflate” as the system restore point name.

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6. In 10-20 seconds, the a restore point will be created on your Windows 11 computer. Some PCs may take significantly longer, depending on available storage and hardware. That’s why we also suggest that you periodically delete Windows 11 temporary files and free up disk space to prevent unwanted files from entering your PC.

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Use System Restore Point in Windows 11 from Desktop

1. Now that you have successfully created the restore point, it’s time to use System Restore in Windows 11 to step back in time. Press the Windows key and type “restore” again. And open the System Properties tab by clicking “Create a restore point“, as we did in the section above.

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2. Next, click “System Restauration“.

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3. A new System Restore window will open. Here, click “Next“.

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4. You will find all the restore points you have created on your Windows 11 computer so far. Depending on the date, time and name of the event, choose restore point and click “Next”.

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5. Finally, click on “Finish“, and it will restart your Windows 11 PC to begin the system restore process.

Run System Restore in Windows 11

Run System Restore in Windows 11 from Advanced Boot Options

If your Windows 11 PC won’t boot or shows a black screen after a Windows update, you can choose to restore the system from the advanced startup screen. Here’s how you can restore your PC to a working state from the boot menu.

1. If your PC starts on a “Advanced optionsbutton, click this button to open the Troubleshooting page.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 from Startup

2. If not, follow these instructions to force open the recovery menu. First, turn off your computer. Now turn it on and when the Windows loading sign appears turn off the PC again. Repeat this 2-3 times and Windows will be forced to load its recovery screen. On some computers, pressing F2, F8, or F12 during startup also opens the startup recovery screen, so try those keys as well.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 from Startup

3. Next, click “Troubleshoot“.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 from Startup

4. After that, open the “Advanced options“menu.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 from Startup

5. Here you will find the “System Restauration” option. Click on it.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 from Startup

6. A new “System Restore” window will now open and you need to click on “Next” for further.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 from Startup

7. Here, in the list that appears, choose restore point you want to get back to your Windows 11 PC.

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8. Finally, click on “Finish“, and it will start the system restore process in Windows 11 from the boot screen.

Use System Restore in Windows 11 from Startup

Recover your PC with System Restore in Windows 11

So here is how you can use System Restore in Windows 11. Although I haven’t had to use this tool in a long time, it’s good to have this feature in Windows 11. If you are unable to reset your Windows 11 PC, System Restore will have your back. Anyway, that’s about all you need to know about creating a system restore point and recovering your Windows 11 PC using this feature. Also, if you forgot your Windows 11 password, follow our linked guide to log back in and recover your PC without any data loss. Finally, if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.