How to Fix Sluggish Performance by Restoring in Windows 10

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This article describes steps to improve performance in Windows 10 by restoring it.

If you think an app, system driver, or an update for Windows is making your computer perform worse, restoring it to an earlier point in time might fix the problem.

Restoring your computer to an earlier point won’t affect your files and documents, but remove apps, systems drivers, and updates and undo recent changes after the restore point was created.

A new restore point takes place between 7 to 14 days.

Restore Windows 10 PCs

To restore your Windows 10 computer, click the Start button and type restore point in the search box on the taskbar, then select Create a restore point from the results list.

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When the system properties box opens, on the System Protection tab, select System Restore

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Select Next, and choose the restore point related to the app, driver, or update that might be causing the problem.

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 Then select Next > Finish

Restart your PC. Do what you were doing before to see if your performance has improved. If you don’t see any restore points, it might be because system protection isn’t turned on.

Turn on system protection

Click the Start button, and in the search box on the taskbar, type restores point, then select Create a restore point from the list of results.

In the System Properties box, select Configure on the System Protection tab. Then, select Turn on system protection > OK in the Restore Settings area.

If your PC still runs slow, try installing a malware scanner to scan for malware on the computer.


Congratulations! you’ve just successfully restored your Windows 10 computer.

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