Windows 10: how to automatically create restore points

Windows 10: how to automatically create restore points

Restore points are a very interesting feature of Windows because they offer a backup of key system elements. This makes it easy to go back easily after installing a device driver or an update that causes problems. If you have a lot of space on your hard disk or SSD, you can schedule the creation of a restore point every day. Here are the steps to follow:

Activate the system restore function

First of all, check that the system restoration is active. In the search box next to the Start menu button, type restoration and click Create a restoration point in the list of results.

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In the Protection Settings section, see whether the protection is Enabled or Disabled for the unit containing the system (usually C:). If it is Enabled, click the OK button and proceed to step 2. Otherwise, click the drive and then click the Configure button.

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Cliquez sur Activer la protection du système, puis utilisez le curseur pour définir le pourcentage d'espace de stockage que vous souhaitez réserver aux points de récupération.

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Click the Apply button and then click the OK button. Click the OK button again to close the window.

Enable automatic creation of restore points

Use the keystroke sequence <Windows> + <R> and type regedit in the dialog box to launch the registry editor. If a window appears asking to confirm the launch of this program, click the OK button.

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Click on the small triangle to the left of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entry to expand its tree structure. Repeat the operation with SOFTWARE, Policies and Microsoft.

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Right-click on the Windows Defender entry and, in the drop-down menu, click New and then Key. Change the name of the key by typing Scan and press Enter.

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Right-click on the Scan key and, in the drop-down menu, click on New and then on 32-bit DWORD Value.

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Type DisableRestorePoint and validate. Check that the key has a value of 0 (in the Data column).

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Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.