How to Create a Restore Point in Windows 11

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to create a system restore point in Windows 11 so they can restore or recover Windows from disasters or unintended errors.

System Restore in Windows 11 creates restore points so that your computer can be restored to its previous working state. It’s like going back in time when you need it most.

Windows System Restore can be a lifesaver for many and can come in handy when needed by most. For example, you can create a system restore point before upgrading or installing a new app.

And if the process fails and makes your System unstable, simply restore Windows to its previous working state.

It’s that simple!

In some systems, Windows protection isn’t automatically enabled. You must enable it before your System will begin creating restore points.

To get started creating restore points in Windows, follow the steps below;

Create System Restore Point in Windows 11

If you know the changes you want to make may lead to loss of data or your System is unstable, you can create a restore point before going ahead with the changes.

Windows 11 helps restore your PC to a good state and the steps below show you how to do that.

To create a restore point in Windows 11, click Start and type the system. Cpl. Then select from the result page to open as shown below:

Alternatively, press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run app. Then type the commands below and press Enter to open.


This will open the System Properties pane. From there select the System Protection tab.

If you see Protection Off for the Local Disk (C:) (System) drive, click the Configure button as shown below.

Turn on system protection and click OK to save your changes. Doing this will enable System Protection on the local system disk drive.

You could also adjust the maximum disk space used for system protection. For normal usage, the default settings should just be fine.

With System protection turned on, click the Create button as highlighted below to create a restore point.

Type a new for the restore point and click Create. This will create and complete the System restore point for your PC that you can restore to in the event the System becomes unstable.

How to Restore from System Restore Points

Now that a System restores point is created, you can simply follow the task below to restore your System to an earlier state.

Go to the System Protection tab and click System Restore as highlighted in the image below. You will then be able to revert or undo system changes by reverting your computer to a previous restore point.

Click Next, select the restore point you wish to restore, and click Next.

Then click Finish to begin the restoration

Depending on the speed of your computer, this may take some time to complete. Windows will also reboot your PC to successfully restore.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to create Windows 11 System Restore point to restore the Windows system to an earlier state. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.