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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.