Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system, comes with some surprising default settings. For example, in all the older versions of Windows, the System Restore was turned on by default. But when I installed Windows 10 and checked the System Restore settings, it was turned off for all the disk drives including the system disk (where Windows OS is installed). System Restore for Windows acts like a time machine and helps you get your system back in time. It could be helpful after some program makes unwanted changes to your system and you want to revert back all the settings and files back to as they were a few days ago. Although not essential, if you want the System Restore option available for you then you can follow these directions and enable it for one or more disk drives:
- Press the hotkey Win+Pause on your keyboard. This will open the System Properties window. Here you can see a brief summary about your Windows PC.
- In the System Properties window, click on the System Protection from the left side.
- Select one of the disk drives that you want to protect with System Protection. Usually, you need to protect only the system disk drive. Click on the Configure button.
- Select the option Turn on system protection and then click on the OK button.
System Protection can be enabled quickly in Windows 10 to ensure that you have the option to revert back to the earlier state of the system when such a time comes. It is suggested that you enable the System Restore for at least the system disk drive in Windows 10.