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This article show you how to go to Control Panel Restore Point window to create restore point or perform a system restore. You can also learn an automate way to protect your system on this page.


By Yuka Updated on April 20, 2023

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Importance of System Restore Point

As we all know, creating a system restore point in Windows 10 is important because it allows you to restore your computer to an earlier state (including settings and configuration) in case something goes wrong with your system. This can be especially helpful if new software or drivers you installed are causing problems, or if your PC has been infected with malware.

By creating a restore point, you can easily roll back any changes made since that point was created and return your computer to a working state. This is essentially like taking a snapshot of the current state of your computer, which you can revert to if anything goes wrong.

How to Create A Restore Point in Windows 10 Control Panel?

Some users wonder how to find the Restore Point in Control Panel and then create a restore point. Here's a detailed explanation of how to do this manually.

  1. Select the Start  button, then type control panel in the search box next to the Start button on the taskbar and select Control Panel (Desktop app) from the results.
  2. Search Control Panel for Recovery and click it.


  1. Then click Configure System Restore to create a restore point.

Configure System Restore

  1. On the System Protection tab in System Properties, select Create.

Create System Restore Point

✦ Perform System Restore in Control Panel

  1. Select the Start  button, then type control panel in the search box next to the Start button on the taskbar and select Control Panel (Desktop app) from the results.
  2. Search Control Panel for Recovery and click it.
  3. Then click Open System Restore to select a restore point to restore your computer.

Open System Restore

Discover the Quick and Easy Way to Create System Restore Points

System Restore Points can help you restore your system to an earlier point. However, some programs (such as antivirus tools) may be affected after a system restore. And system restore points won't help you remove viruses or malware. It will not work if the volume holding the system restore points is corrupted. And some user also reported that they can’t create Restore Point in Windows 10, 11. In this case, it is wise to take a full backup of the system.

Here I recommend AOMEI Backupper Standard, a powerful and comprehensive backup tool for Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP, and Vista.  With its Backup feature, you can create system backup, partition backup, disk backup and file backup. You can use it to automatically backup folders to USB drive, NAS, cloud, network location, etc. With its Restore feature, you can restore your files or system effortlessly when there is a problem with your computer. No matter where you save the data, this software will make the recovery operation handy. Let’s see how it works:

Step 1. Free download AOMEI Backupper Standard, install and run it.

Download FreewareWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Step 2. In the main interface, go to “Backup” > “System Backup”.

System Backup

Step 3. This software will choose source partition automatically for you. Select another location as the destination path. Then click Start Backup to perform backup task continuously.

Select Destination

💚 Notes:You can set scheduled backup by clicking “Schedule” button. There are 5 types for you to choose: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event Triggers or USB Plugged in. 

 How to restore Windows 11/10/8/7 to a previous date

Launch this freeware. Click Restore at the left side. Then, click Select Task or Select Image File to find the image. Select the system backup task you created before and then restore your computer.

Select Task Winpe


After reading this article, you may have a complete understanding about control panel restore point. Creating a system restore point is important because it restores your computer to an earlier state should you encounter any system issues, allowing you to get back to work as quickly as possible.

AOMEI Backupper is an all-round free computer backup and restore software. It can provide comprehensive protection for your computer. In addition to the backup features mentioned above, you can also use it to clone disks. This is very useful for those who want to upgrade the computer disk.

Yuka · Editor
Yuka, our dedicated editor at AOMEI Technology, is committed to bringing you valuable insights and guidance in data protection. Her mission is to empower everyone with her knowledge in computer backup and recovery, disk cloning, file synchronization, and more. Yuka's goal is to do her best to make complex tech tasks simple and ensure that your digital world remains safe and secure.